Pastor, do you have tunnel vision when it comes to your church, and the other churches in your community/region? Today's episode is about perspective and hope, and Jeff talks with your about what it could be like in your community if pastors and churches got together in a John 17 spirit of unity. What impact could the ONE church in your community have on the lost? If they stopped comparing and competing. Maybe the perspective you need today is "I am going to step forward and GO FIRST in bringing pastors and churches together. Someone has to go first, and I will...
What would it look like to stop living the life you already know how to live... with your family? How could you 5X your involvement in your marriage, your parenting, your extended family? What would have to change? What is the vision for your family's future? Jeff challenges you to not repeat what hasn't worked in your family, and to think outside the box!
Jeff coaches you on how to lead by asking questions, and shares some helpful resources to access to learn more on this topic. When we simply direct others, they only get our opinion, but when we include others in the sausage making by asking them what they think, we get to mine the wisdom of the entire room. You can absolutely 5X or 10X your success as a leader by asking more questions of those you lead - it's a winning strategy! Enjoy!
Here are some of the resources Jeff refers to in this episode:
The Coaching Habit book
What could God do with a pastor who is daily running on a full tank of Scripture? We preach the importance of God's Word to our people - but are we running on fumes ourselves? I know that you want to be blessed in your ministry and in your evangelism and discipleship in your community. Today I want to challenge you to imagine what God might do if you were full of his Word!
Something as fundamental as sleep should not need to be mentioned, but since so many pastors cheat sleep, Jeff is actually going to mention it! Every day actually starts the night before with the rest we get or don't get in preparation for the day ahead. Pastors can have crazy days, and sleep is an absolute necessity.
Jeff Keady has been a pastor for 35 years and podcaster to pastors for 9 years - Coaching For Pastors is his latest podcast!