Dead Leader Running - http://vimeo.com/11475075 Wayne Cordeiro Message length: 00:39:40 Message Details Wayne Cordeiro shares his recent pain of ministry fatigue, and with his unique perspective, identifies warning signals of burnout and ways to create or rebuild a sustainable life. Speaker Introduction Dr. Wayne Cordeiro is Founder and Senior Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii. Recently Outreach Magazine listed New Hope fellowship as one of the top 25 most influential churches in America and one of the top ten most innovative. As a motivational speaker for businesses and civic organizations, Cordeiro speaks on leadership, building relationships, and restructuring for success. Message Beginning I’d been going for 22 years as a Senior Pastor. I was flying at mach 4. And one of the things about being an entrepreneurial person is that by default, everything you start you’re now the leader of it. You start a church you’re the pastor, you start a bible college, you’re the president, you start a church planting organization you’re the director. You start whatever --you’re the cheese. So by default you’re running all of these different departments….
When the drain flows faster than the input your levels decrease and as they decrease there are a few warning signs. 1st Anxiety Attacks If this continues next is the Emotional breakdown. Finally you get to the Nervous breakdown. Anxiety Attacks Emotional breakdown Nervous breakdown
Questions to ask yourself… What Fills me? 1. _____________________________ 2. _____________________________ 3. _____________________________ 4. _____________________________ 5. _____________________________ What Drains me? 1. _____________________________ 2. _____________________________ 3. _____________________________ 4. _____________________________ 5. _____________________________ Who am I with? What am I doing? Where am I doing this?
Understand Balance Move your heart in towards the area that the Holy Spirit leads you to. What needs your attention? All of your life is Ministry, including your family. Be sure to include time for your family!
Lead out of Rest In Genesis the day begins in the evening. Your rest comes before your activities Sleep in at the front end of your day (go to bed early). Schedule breaks ahead of time by putting them on your calendar now.
Find a lightning rod A lightning rod is someone who is grounded. A person you can talk to about your struggles and frustrations who can handle the lighting bolts you throw out at them. They help you process the things that are going on.
Be disciplined in your daily devotions Deuteronomy 17 – God required of the kings that they read and write the law daily. Start a Journal for your devotions. S – Scripture – Write the scripture in your journal O - Observation – Write an observation A - Write out how it applies to meP - Write a Prayer about what this scripture has spoken to you.
The goal isn’t to get there before anyone else faster and brighter it’s to make sure he runs in such as way that, he what, protects the flame. Some of you are running, but you’re running with an extinguished wick. You’re running fast. But it’s not going to help. You say, how do we re-ignite that torch. Because that soul that was once me is not there. I’m still running. My heart’s not there. What do I do? You have to reignite that flame. Where do you do that? That’s why God says come to me all ye who are weary and heavy laden, how often, He says, for we have not a high priest that can sympathize with our weakness but in all cases been tempted. Therefore we can draw near with confidence to the thrown of grace.