4 Church Leadership Myths: BUSTED!

by | Apr 1, 2013 | Church Leadership, Church Planting


1) It’s lonely being a Leader

Yes, it can be lonely at times, however most times that is by choice. There are far to many networks and groups to be a part of that know the pain and understand the  challenges of leading a church.

Don’t isolate…initiate

Don’t wait for someone to find you, find other piers and leaders that will circle with you and speak life into you as you fight the good fight.

2) The hardest one to lead, is the one that just doesn’t get it

It’s easy to throw rocks at people that just don’t “get it.” But honestly, the hardest person to lead is yourself.

Don’t make them bleed…lead.

3) I have a deficit of good leaders

You don’t have too few leaders, you have neglected to raise-up, equip and empower new ones. Most of the time your greatest leaders are going to be the one’s you personally invest in, and they begin to live and breathe the vision, passion and direction of the church.

Don’t Stress…Invest

4) It’s all on me

The buck stops with you, but it’s not all ‘on’ you. God will put people around you to take some of the burden. Sure, it can feel weighty at times, but it’s not on you. Church leader: remember, it’s God’s church, not yours.

Feel the weight…Not the pressure

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Artie Davis

Artie Davis is the Founding Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg, SC. Cornerstone is an International multi-site & multi-ethnic church with locations in the US & Liberia, West Africa. Prior to launching Cornerstone, Artie was a successful entrepreneur and has a passion for coaching and multiplying leaders and writes about it almost exclusively on his blog, ArtieDavis.com. He is also the founder and Director of a church planting movement called the CombNetwork.com. Its passion is to partner and plant “life-giving” & “ethnically reflective” churches in smaller cities & communities. Artie is also the Executive Director of TheSticks.tv, a national gathering movement for leaders and pastors in smaller cities. Internationally, Artie is Co-Founder of Think Liberia (USA), a partnering organization that helps meet physical, medical and spiritual needs of those in the West African nation of Liberia. Artie is married to his life-partner, best friend & wife Georgie. They live in SC, and have three children.