Warning Signs for Leadership Failure

Episode 758

Hosts Vance Pitman and Noah Oldham team back up with author, speaker, and church planting director Scott Thomas to dive even more deeply into the role that failure plays in leaders’ lives. Tune in to discover how you can be on guard against your sin and the havoc it wreaks in ministry.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The four steps to take when faced with your own failures
  • Which signs to watch for in your personal life as a leader
  • How pride precedes our greatest pitfalls as followers of Christ
  • The difference between disappointing versus disqualifying defeat
  • Why security in Christ is pivotal to flourishing in ministry

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

When you as a leader admit to making a mistake, it creates an atmosphere that allows others to know failure is okay and that we all make mistakes. — Vance Pitman

I think too often in the realm of spiritual leadership, we embrace the idea that we have to be Superman with the “S” on our chests. We don’t allow for the reality that we all make mistakes, fail, and hurt other people, but we have to be willing to admit that. — Vance Pitman

If you have built a culture of gospel and grace, you can freely put your mistakes forward, knowing that you’ll receive the gospel in return. It’s super important to build that out in your ministry. — Noah Oldham

The mistakes that disqualify leaders don’t happen overnight, and they’re not out of nowhere. There are often warning signs for months, if not years. — Noah Oldham

Pride is the complete anti-God state of mind. — Scott Thomas

To love your neighbors as yourself comes second, as opposed to what is first: To love the Lord your God. Even our ministries must come second to loving the Lord. — Scott Thomas

Published August 8, 2023

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