4 Leadership Secrets They Don’t Tell You at Conferences

3. Pain Tolerance.

“You’ll only grow as far as your pain tolerance” (Sam Chand). 

Church leadership is painful. Our resources are always less than the needs we are attempting to meet.

We see the inside of people’s lives as they are in their darkest hour. Navigating the complexities of leading in any human development organization is tough.

Pain is a constant companion for leadership teams in growing churches. This pain keeps us relying on Jesus and draws us closer to him as we lead!

4. Safety Avoidance.

As a church grows, it becomes harder and harder to take faith-based risks. The stakes become higher and decisions that used to feel exciting now feel way too risky.

Leadership teams of growing churches actively look for ways to take risks that require faith. At some point, every leadership team has the choice to take a safer road or risk it all and blaze a new trail.

Complacency is a temptation of leadership teams in growing churches. Leadership teams of dynamic churches actively seek out the riskier road.

I’d love you hear your thoughts on leaders’ dynamics in growing churches that you don’t hear people talking about. Leave a comment!  

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Rich Birch
Rich serves as Operations Pastor at Liquid Church in the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. He blogs at UnSeminary.com and is a sought after speaker and consultant on multisite, pastoral productivity and communications.