What do we do when Leaders Fail?

failedWhat can we learn from churches that have failures or are disconnected from their purpose?

These articles will explore what God calls, how we are and what we can do with practical and biblical insights to prevent breakdowns and major problems from happening. We will look how to recover if breakdowns do occur.

Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.” James 1:16-18

After over 25 years of research, this is what we found:  Leaders fail when we forget who we are called to be.  We overlook Who Christ Is; as a result, we neglect what He really has called us to.

Ministry and life are candy stores of temptations. To be a successful pastor or church leader, one who seeks to glorify the Lord, we must have our priorities in order:  the Lord, our families, and the call.  If we get that wrong or out of order, we will derail, fail, and fall.  All kinds of bad things will come knocking on the door of our hearts, minds, and lives.  It all starts off with pride.  Pride reorders our priorities, first shifting the focus away from the Lord, forgetting our families, and ignoring our calling.  How does this happen?   Pride is fostered by having no accountability to another while we sacrifice Truth, follow bad trends, and begin comparing our church/ministry to others.  Blinded by pride, we begin to abuse power and lose complete sight of Christ as LORD.

Catch this series here:

What to do when Leaders Fail? Part I

What can we learn from churches that have failures or are disconnected from their purpose? 

This article will explore what God calls, how we are and what we can do with practical and biblical insights to prevent breakdowns and major problems from happening.

What to do when Leaders leave or fail? P II

How to recover your church after a pastor leaves, even in a fall 

The statistics for pastors who fall is about 20%. Nearly 50% of pastors starting out will not last beyond five years in ministry for reasons of burnout and frustration. Just 1 out of every 10 pastors will actually retire as a minister in some form.

What to do when Leaders Leave or Fail? Part III

How to rebuild after a pastor leaves, even in a fall from grace. 

To rebuild any church, whether it is from the retirement of a great pastor, the fall of another, a history of spiritual neglect from its leaders, or the slow backslide of apathy or liberalism, we have to be willing to reset. If there is no reset, the congregation will die off.

Leading the Church in the Midst of Chaos

Motives and desires all at a convergence and many without an eye to the Word or an ear to the Spirit!

More here:

http://www.churchleadership.org/apps/pages/web/pageid/66929/default.asp

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About Biblical Guy

Dr. Richard Joseph Krejcir lives in Southern California and is married to the beautiful MaryRuth and a precious son Ryan, a miracle from God. He is a child of God who is committed to biblical understanding, prayer, spiritual growth, and integrity. He is the Founder and Director of Into Thy Word Ministries, a missions and discipling ministry, with a call upon his heart to bring discipleship materials to pastors and everyone who needs them here and overseas. He is also a researcher at the Schaeffer Institute and spent over fifteen years on an in-depth, careful and through study on End Times. He is the author of numerous articles, curriculum's and books such as "Into Thy Word," and is also an ordained pastor, teacher, and speaker. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California (Master of Divinity) and holds a Ph.D. (Practical Theology) from London. He has amounted over 25 years of pastoral ministry experience including serving as a church growth consultant.
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