If you can't stand the heat, as a pastor you must stay in the kitchen! When the crazy hits the fan, you'll likely get splattered on, but you have to keep your cool. Jeff talks about what to do in difficult situations with people in your church. He shares the story of a board meeting that went off the rails. (The names were cloaked to protect he guilty!) Enjoy!
What are the lines of the script running in your head as a pastor? What story are you writing every day about who you are, what you do, and what you're capable of? Jeff coaches you today on the story you're writing of your life and your ministry. What we tell ourselves about ourselves has a huge influence on how we manage our lives. Jesus tells us a lot about who we are, and we should listen to him.
Jeff coaches you on pastoral perspective today around how you view the ministries of your church. Do you determine your ministries by what the church across town is doing, or the latest fastest growing church in America? Do you import ideas for a new program in your church from the last conference you attended? Jeff challenges you to have ministries and programs that flow out of the Holy Spirit's gifting of your people.
In our families we often have expectations of one another that are unrealistic. As a mom or dad, do you have expectations of your kids that may be unrealistic? Do you have expectations of your spouse? Jeff coaches you regarding unrealistic expectations that you might want to ditch, and what to replace them with... enjoy!