Oops: Mistakes in Church Leadership

July 10, 2007 by

Craig Groeschel is sharing four mistakes he’s made at LifeChurch.tv. I think it’s always helpful when people share their mistakes so you can learn from them and hopefully not make the same ones.

  1. It’s not your ministry.
  2. Let people go.
  3. Don’t build small.
  4. Don’t be stingy.
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3 Responses to “Oops: Mistakes in Church Leadership”

  • Darren
    July 11, 2007

    These posts by Craig are brilliant. We need more wisdom like this and less mistakes made by not paying attention to such things. I’ve also found it beneficial to look at some of the comments people have made here too. Thanks!

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  • Cindi
    July 11, 2007

    Oh, I love this post’s simplicity and am thankful for the humility Craig shows in admitting his mistakes before a global audience. This particular post should be required memorization for anyone considering ministry leadership!

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  • e.d. mondainé
    October 30, 2007

    We have reached a most precious and significant hour. It is here in this time and space that were able to witness true workmanship of God.
    It is when we see man surrender to the power of God, yielding the gifts and intelligence of which have become customary in everyday life situations.
    Before you are the products of baby boomer’s , generation x-er’s, generation y’ers and the representative of the great next generation.
    For the sake of gaining an understanding usually aided by painted pictures I offer an argument for the decline of real church responsibility. Beginning with the so called church pop culture as introduced by the baby boomer society, we have seen a dangerous drain of the huge influence that the church ought to have upon it’s communities.
    The idea of self servitude wained wild moving the now unconscious church to be made prey of by opportunist disguised as blessings and God’ prosperity, reducing the church to not much more than a networking venture and extended television commercial.
    The pulpit has become like unto Popular game show host and the grand prize is a date with the Holy Spirit and a bag full of cash in your new house and that perfect mate and two kids.
    The truth is “The pastor isn’t Oprah and he aint Bob Barker, this ain’t the Price is right and it feels like I’m on hell date with my spouse my son is gay and my daughters on drugs and I’m having an affair with the my old delivery driver.
    This is Representative of the real church. The real church has issues that need to be addressed and stereotypes that must be shattered.
    It is my hope that in my teaching that this next generation will rise up and become the pathway for the ransomed power of God.
    It is my hope that some how through my often faint and awkward example that the power of never quit has become a hallmark that issues the license to lay hold of the prowess that would demand that the proven idea that liberality is available to all men and that the Fathers desire is that we walk in that.
    Exemplifying that the anointing cannot be bought thru social acceptance but rather thru the unmistakable Word of God.
    This is the Charge of the Church!!!

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