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Can You Handle the Heat?

A Staff Leadership Lesson from Dan Reiland

Published: February 29, 2016 Updated: July 19, 2016

"Can You Handle The Heat?” is a staff leadership teaching from Executive Pastor Dan Reiland, often referred to as The Pastor's Coach for his leadership e-newsletter by the same name.

Most, if not all of us, experience some degree of pressure (heat!) in life and ministry.

How we approach and respond to that pressure, and the temptation that follows, matters significantly.  In 1Samuel 13, Saul gives a clear example of what it looks like when we can’t handle the heat – displaying excuses, blame, fear, rationalization, and finally simply caving in to pressure.  In this lesson Dan Reiland provides us with a better response to handling the heat with Three Biblical Insights To Our Divine Cooling System. 

This teaching was delivered to 12Stone's Leadership Development Group (LDG).

Scripture References:  1 Samuel (Select passages Ch. 8-16), Psalm 46:10; Galatians 5:13-25; Matthew 6:33-34.

Everything you need – including speaker's notes, handouts and table discussion questions – is included for you to customize and use with your own staff. 

Please also download "What is LDG - How to Use an LDG Resource" for more information on LDG meetings and important notes on how to deliver this teaching.

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