- Pray. A lot.
- Journal as much as you can.
- Give up on the idea of Jesus bailing you out of the tough times.
- Lose the idea that you're Jesus. You're not.
- You have one boss: Jesus.
- Be who God made you to be.
- Do. Not. Cheat. Your. Family.
Leadership problems usually aren’t leadership problems at all. They’re discipleship problems. We are trying to make leaders out of people who aren’t disciples. It doesn’t work. Without the foundation of discipleship, we end up with all kinds of problems.
While there is a long list of things that you should avoid, there is one thing that church planters should not avoid. The money talk.
I realized, in all my years of interviewing all kinds of experts, and all kinds of people, very few of them have ever answered a question with a flat-out “I don’t know.” And then laughed about it.
It was refreshing. And also reassuring.
Because of course, when someone admits what they don’t know, I tend to trust what they say they do know even more.
What follows are 29 more designed to walk you through six red-hot, gospel-rich chapters, each with a Galatians hashtag.
The narrative structure of the Old Testament makes it clear again and again that no human can be a sufficient saviour. Every spiritual climax soon descends into disaster and the heroics of faithful men are quickly followed by failure … It must mean that God is looking forward to the one man who actually succeeds.