If you are going to attempt to lead your church in growth, you will be criticized. Period.
If the Apostle Paul was ruthlessly criticized at every step of his journey, you can pretty much assume that you will be too.
What I tell Senior Pastors that I coach is that the good news is that criticism and leadership pretty much go hand in hand, so no matter what you do you’ll be criticized.
Try something new and you’ll get criticized.
Try to keep things the same and you’ll get criticized.
Try to avoid being criticized and you’ll (you guessed it) get criticized.
As a Senior Pastor, your job is to stand up and take the hits.
Holy Spirit Inspired Change
Years ago when our church was trying to grow beyond 300 I felt a crystal clear call from God to lead our congregation through three difficult changes.
I knew going into it that the changes would be immensely difficult on our church, our staff, and ultimately me. However, I…Continue Reading