Dan Reiland

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 ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 15 March 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Dan Reiland, miracles, God, book, Mark Batterson, Circle Maker, prayer
Every summer my family and I read a book together. We’ve been doing this through the kids' teen years, and now even in their college years. Last summer we read Mark Batterson’s book, The Circle Maker. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 March 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Dan Reiland, pastors, leaders, church, happy, relationships, heart level, spontaneous
I was out for a run for the first time in months. A “runner’s injury" to my right foot has been slow in healing. It was great to be off the exercise bike and back outside! While I was out, another runner ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 March 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Dan Reiland, Energy, Leaders, Accomplishment, Exercise, Vision, Helping
We recently had the “Bennett Boys” over while their parents David and Heather went out for a birthday dinner. We love those boys! Austin is 12, Hudson is 8 and Jackson is 7.  They are great kids. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 February 2013 / Administration
Tags: Dan Reiland, 12Stone Church, Leave, Pastor, Christians
Why do you think people leave your church? Why do you think people leave churches in general? We've read reasons (and I've written about these too), such as: "I just didn't get anything out of the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 October 2012 / Ministry Life
Tags: Friendship, Blessings, Amplified Leadership, Dan Reiland
Note: The following is an excerpt from Dan Reiland’s book, Amplified Leadership. Reiland is the executive pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., and the former executive pastor at Skyline Church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 / Ministry Life
Tags: Dan Reiland, Amplified Leadership, Cinderella Man, Movie
Note: The following is an excerpt from Dan Reiland’s book, Amplified Leadership. Reiland is the executive pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., and the former executive pastor at Skyline Church ... [ +++ ]
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