When you're in ministry, everyone wants something different from you. The pressure to be all things to all people, the tension between keeping others happy and making the best decisions both for them and for the ministry, and the fear of failure can keep you from living out your God-given calling. This resource helps you manage the external expectations that come from every direction and set realistic expectations for yourself and others.
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This Resource contains all of the following:
Failure or Fraud?
God knows you’re not perfect; he called you to lead anyway.
Neither a church nor a pastor can satisfy every person’s disappointment.
The measure of success is to know God by obeying him.
A God-Centered Vision
Let go of your own expectations and give your role the weight God gives it.
Leading by Failure
Leading people in new directions means disappointing them in some ways.
Beyond the Stereotypes
How embracing those irritating pastor stereotypes can make you better.
Let your God-given gifts guide your ministry.