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Dan Reiland

Created on Thursday, 03 October 2013 / Education
Tags: John Maxwell, mentor, Dan Reiland, John Wooden, coach, student, hard work, mistakes, legalism, intentional, organic
... of 800 to 1,200. This is not a legalistic thing. Don’t get hung up on the numbers; just go with the idea. And of course, make the ask. 3. Think intentionally organic. Don’t ask for lots of regularly ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 26 September 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Dan Reiland, beefs, bouquets, church consulting, files, ministry, God's Word, grace, law, strength, weaknesses, encouragement, journal
For more than 30 years now, through three churches and a season of church consulting, I’ve keep two unique files. One is titled Beefs. The other is titled Bouquets. It may sound a little strange, but it ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Dan Reiland, big ministry, small churches, Pastor's Coach, courage, investment, faith, competence, patience, love
Lakeside Wesleyan Church, in Lakeside, Calif., was the first church I served as a staff member. It was a small church, and I learned much! Rich Lauby was the pastor then, and the church accomplished significant ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, big ministry, small churches, sermon, teens, Christ, modest resources, size, gospel, vision, lives changed, uniqueness
... at the ripe old age of 23. The church had less than 200 in total attendance but was thriving with meaningful ministry. Richard Lauby was the pastor then, and under his watchful eye I learned much in ministry. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 23 August 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Dan Reiland, leaders, spiritual growth, philosophy, human nature, Asbury Theological Seminary, 12Stone® Church, capacity, fun, price, risks, vision
If you love to learn, improve and grow, think back on who helped to ignite that fire within you. A mentor in my late teen years, Ray Crowell, was the first person to inspire me to grow as a person. He ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Dan Reiland, prayer, results, leader, maturity, practice, partners, 12Stone, heaven and hell, communications, Holy Spirit, team
The longer I run the race of ministry, the more I realize it is prayer that keeps me going and produces results that last. It's not uncommon that as a young leader, I “ran” more than prayed. As I’ve matured, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 August 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Dan Reiland, ministry, paint, numbers, future, confidence, leadership, book, artwork, tapestry, effort, risks, decisions, skill
This might be nerdy, but I’m going to tell you anyway. When I was a kid, sometime in elementary school, I was given a huge paint-by-numbers kit, and I loved it. I told you it’s nerdy. It was big. My memory ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 29 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Dan Reiland, attender, fire, church, The Orange Code, customers, transactions, ING Direct, business, vision, contribution, community
Maybe fire isn’t the right word. But can you say no to someone in a way that suggests your church might not be the right church for them? How do you balance loving and caring for a person and not allowing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Dan Reiland, relationships, commitment level, fatigue, serving, spiritual maturity, clear vision, defeat, communication
Pastor Jason was frustrated about the level of commitment in general within his congregation. He called me to get some advice, and I think just to vent a little. I told him he was asking for too much from ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 / Marketplace
Tags: Dan Reiland, Pastor's Coach, megachurches, Jesus, 12Stone, heart of God, Holy Spirit
I love to eat! When I was in high school, I would go for a day or two without eating and never even notice. We had plenty of food; I was just busy with other things. Now I barely go for an hour ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 June 2013 / Administration
Tags: Dan Reiland, smart, new position, create, pressure, overwork, grumbling, staff members, atypical projects, temporary workload increases, volunteer, momentum
Feeling under pressure? Overworked? Are you and your team working hard but can’t seem to keep up, let alone get ahead? You are not alone. This is a very common church staff scenario. What you do about ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 07 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, future, church, local, going green, partnerships, theology, missional, global perspective, diversity
Last year, I attended the Velocity 2012 conference hosted by lead pastor Shawn Lovejoy at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, Ga. For the last seven years, Shawn and his team have invested in the lives of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, process, purpose, pruning, trees, discipleship, congregation, pastors, Cryptomeria 12StoneChurch, maintenance, results
I recently spent a couple thousand dollars cutting down and stump-grinding nine trees that I spent hundreds of dollars planting 10 years ago. Seems dumb, I know. But sometimes, that’s what it takes. Perhaps ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, communication, vision, Dan Cathy, Chik-fil-A, Christian leaders, Pastor's Coach, conviction, clear
... casting. For example, if your church has 200 people and you say to your congregation that you believe God will grow your church to 2,000 people in one year, you might be pushing faith beyond prudence—or ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, church, health, questions, progress, spiritual maturity, leaders, volunteers
Every year I get a complete physical from my doctor. It’s a thorough check-up from head to toe. I usually have the same initial thoughts about this invasive, needle-sticking, blood-sucking, finger-poking ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 22 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, front door, back door, congregation, people, coming, going, pastor, church
Closing the back door is more about keeping the front door wide open. The spirit and atmosphere that makes a church inviting is the same spirit and atmosphere that makes people want to stay. Church leaders ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 April 2013 / Money
Tags: Dan Reiland, economy, challenging, money, churches, pastors, vision, stewardship, spiritual maturity
A friend of mine just lost his job. He’s in his 50s with two kids in college, and he’s worried. Another friend just laid off a large number of employees. And a surprising number of recent college graduates ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 05 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, Easter, gas, pedal, church, evangelism, converts, worship, guests, staff, gratitude
Nearly all pastors and ministry staff, volunteer leaders too, lean a little more toward evangelism or discipleship (one or the other) in their personal bent and wiring. According to Matthew 28:19-20 they ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 29 March 2013 / Administration
Tags: Dan Reiland, Foul, Four, ministry, staff, smell, bosses, Paul, Phillipians
Have you ever opened your refrigerator and said with passion, “Whoa, what IS that smell? I have and it’s no fun. I quickly launch a breath-holding expedition to find the source of the foul smell that is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 22 March 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Dan Reiland, church, leadership, levels, Apostle Paul, Thessalonians, John Maxwell, position, rights, permission, relationship
Pastor Chris Morgan, my friend and colleague on the 12Stone Church staff team, and one of the best worship leaders in the country, sent me a personal journal entry on leadership from his readings in I ... [ +++ ]
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