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					Finishing Well
“If there is any one subject in church
planting evangelism that does not receive
adequate attention either in the literature
or in the actual planning for a new work, it
is that of the withdrawal of the pioneer
worker(s).”
                   David Hesselgrave
                   Planting Churches Cross-Culturally
                    Reality
• Many start well, few finish well.
• J. Robert Clinton:
  – 1/3 finish well
  – 1/3 finish so-so
  – 1/3 finish poorly
• The “danger years”…35-55
Finishing well has more to do with
 "being" than to do with "doing”




            35 to 55
        Common Race-Enders
•   The abuse of finances
•   The abuse of power
•   Pride
•   Illicit sexual relationships
•   Neglect of our bodies
•   Critical family issues
•   Plateauing
                               - J Robert Clinton
Dear _______ _______ and Tom Nebel,

Due to circumstances in my life, we are NOT going to do the Church Planters
Summit - May 12-13 in ___________.

I have made some very big financial mistakes and have been charged with
misappropriation of funds with our ________________________. I am
submitting to the discipline and restoration process of the ____________ ___________
___________

I have a long road ahead of me, please PRAY for healing and boldness for me to face my
sin, guilt and shame!

I just wanted to connect with you guys and communicate right away so that you may
clear your calendars of this date.

Sincerely,
    How do we help leaders finish well?

2 Timothy 4:1-8

•   Call them to it!
•   Coach them through it!
•   Model it well!
•   Remind them of the rewards!
         Key Coaching Areas
•   Intercessory Prayer Team
•   Disciplines: Training vs. Trying
•   Times of Renewal
•   Mentoring and Accountability
•   Health and Balance
•   Life-long Learning Posture
Three Coaching Tools
Peak to Peak Principle



      Clear Perspective




       No Perspective
        in the Valley
        Ten Leaving Questions
1. Are you facing opposition?
2. Are you experiencing personal pain, depression or self-
   doubt?
3. Is the church facing money problems?
4. Is the church experiencing a short-term decline?
5. Are people leaving?
6. Are the majority of people no longer following your
   leadership?
7. Is the church experiencing a long-term period of decline?
8. Are you experiencing a cultural mismatch?
9. Are your gifts needed in a new context?
10. Have you failed morally or ethically?

      Yes to 1-5 - Stay               Yes to 6-10 - Leave
The Stages of Ministry

        Romance
The Stages of Ministry

        Romance

         Reality
The Stages of Ministry

        Romance

         Reality


       Resentment
   The Stages of Ministry

             Romance

              Reality


            Resentment
Rebellion
   The Stages of Ministry

             Romance

              Reality


            Resentment
Rebellion                Resolve
   The Stages of Ministry

             Romance

              Reality


            Resentment
Rebellion                Resolve


 Ruin
   The Stages of Ministry

             Romance

              Reality     Rebuild

            Resentment
Rebellion                Resolve


 Ruin
   The Stages of Ministry

             Romance

              Reality     Rebuild

            Resentment
Rebellion                Resolve


 Ruin
   The Stages of Ministry

             Romance


              Reality     Rebuild

            Resentment
Rebellion                Resolve


 Ruin
   The Stages of Ministry

             Romance


              Reality     Rebuild

            Resentment
Rebellion                Resolve


 Ruin                    Rewards
     What are the Rewards?
• The Father‟s Approval

 “His master replied, 'Well done, good and
 faithful servant! You have been faithful
 with a few things; I will put you in charge of
 many things. Come and share your
 master's happiness!„” Mathew 25:23
     What are the Rewards?
• Overwhelming Joy

 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my
 children are walking in the truth.” I John
 1:4
          Finishing Well
“Timothy, my son, I give you this
instruction in keeping with the prophecies
once made about you, so that by following
them you may fight the good fight…”
                         - I Timothy 1:18
“I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept the faith.
                         - II Timothy 4:7
“I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.”
             - II Timothy 2:4
          Contact Information
•   Gary Rohrmayer
•   Web – www.convergemidamerica.org
•   Personal Web – www.yourjourney.org
•   Email – gary@convergema.org
•   Blog – www.garyrohrmayer.com
•   Twitter – www.twitter.com/GaryRohrmayer

				
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