In 1 Kings, King Rebohoam took bad advice, which later costs him the entire nation when they refused follow him. Fear of failure is one of many reasons why young people don’t go into spiritual leadership.
Though terms like “leader” or “elder” have certain connotations in a church setting, what God really intended was for everyone to be involved in leading and helping the church grow.
When any organization, especially a church, lacks vision for the future, the group is going to go into decline. But how do you know if your church is going into decline? Before any church goes financially bankrupt it will first go spiritually, socially, and emotionally bankrupt.
What Stephen Curry teaches us about change is we must first Reset, second Refocus, and third Rebuild. This process is essential for getting unstuck.
Jesus and anyone who chooses to live like him will be controversial, and that isn’t a negative thing. Unless we decide to live in a society where everyone believes and thinks the same thing controversies will abound.