How to Stay Focused on Revitalizing a Church When the Critics Are Killing You

Episode #117
October 31, 2019
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Every leader faces criticism. In this episode Kevin and Thom talk about facing criticism and ways leaders can respond to criticism. Leaders will never be able to avoid criticism but they can overcome criticism.


  • Recognize the commonality of criticism
  • “Hurting people hurt people”
  • Love unconditionally
  • Spend time with positive people
  • Find members who will have your back
  • On some occasions, your critic is right
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