Podcast Episode #333
Churches often find themselves in a rut or a case of the doldrums. Today, we cover five ways your church can snap out of a negative spiral.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- It’s hard to stay mad at someone if you’re praying for that person.
- Ongoing ministry and missions should be taking place in the local community of a church.
- Some leaders have too much pride to admit they’ve made a mistake.
- People see straight through inauthentic apologies.
- Outside eyes can help you see things you otherwise would not see.
- The healthiest leaders are those who get ongoing training and coaching.
- Church members and other staff can totally tell when a staff member or pastor has checked out.
The five ways to reverse negative sentiment that we discuss are:
- Call for a time of prayer.
- Lead a major ministry or service effort in the community.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Get a fresh perspective.
- Make a commitment to stay.
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