10 Ways a Church Leader can Fail

10 Ways a Church Leader can Fail

Sometimes examples of ways you can fail at something can be more dangerous than helpful because it might encourage a performance based type of system, but the hope is that these ways listed below can help serve as an encouragement on what to be on guard for.

Whether you’re a church leader or not, all of these can apply as we follow Jesus and make disciples who make disciples. Church Leaders had this great list that I wanted to share with you below and think it’s very beneficial for us to be on the lookout for.

Here are 10 ways to fail as a church leader:

1. Build a great ministry while destroying a great marriage.

2. Compromise convictions in a moment of fatigue or weakness, and lose family, reputation, and anointing.

3. See thousands of strangers believe the Gospel when preaching, yet watch my own children reject the Gospel when they grow up while not sharing the same message with them.

4. Preach on being spiritually healthy and vibrant while neglecting my own health for the sake of the ministry.

5. Be super-productive in my daily work while never working on my own personal relationship with Jesus.

6. Spend all my money and resources on my wants while neglecting the needs of my brothers and sisters when it is in my power to help them.

7. Be efficient at training and teaching others in how to do ministry but lack effectiveness in preparing my children to live for Christ as His disciples.

8. Miss opportunities to bless, honor, and support other pastors and leaders because I am waiting on them to bless, honor, and notice me.

9. Never have fun because I was too serious about my calling, my preaching, my writing, or my ministry responsibilities.

10. Grow old without the deep, abiding love and friendships that I would miss if I never took the time to invest in people, beginning with my wife.

What do you think of this list? Is there anything you would add for us all to be on guard for as we follow Jesus? Please comment below and join the discussion.

Saved by Grace through Faith. In love with Jesus, His Glory, and obviously my beautiful wife Joelle, daughter Peyton, and son Matthew! Seeking Him in everything to glorify Him and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor at Austin Life Church.

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