Preaching Daily - November 13

Today's Reading...

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. - Proverbs 16:3

Passion, Prayer, and Planning: Ministry Building the Nehemiah Way

Todd Brown

There may not be anything more stressful to a pastor than a facility expansion.  We have all heard stories of building programs destroying a church’s ministry and culture.  One day the church is growing and the next day they are fighting about paint colors. What causes one ministry to flourish during a building program and another to struggle?

Working with hundreds of churches over the last 35 years, I have observed three common elements of successful building programs and all three are characteristics displayed by quality leaders. These strengths are so prevalent in the lives of the church leaders, they become engrained in the culture of their ministry.  When the adversity of a building program strikes, these strengths emerge and allow a church to rise above the fray.

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