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Leading In the New Year [Audio]


As a Pastor, I’ve always gotten excited about January 1. Everybody is busy at Christmas and while it’s a great time for outreach, it’s also a great time to get distracted from kingdom growth. January provides a month when people are calming down, seeking peace, and making fresh starts and new commitments. It’s the perfect time to challenge a congregation to go forward.

I’ve recorded about a 6 minute audio talk about leading in the new year, casting vision, and setting an agenda for forward progress.


I would love to hear your thoughts about leading a congregation around January 1. If you’re a leader, how do you lead? If you’re a member of a church, how do you respond to leadership around the new year?

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  1. Great thoughts. Each new year (actually, in December), I set priorities for the following year–sort of like the new year resolutions you mention. People’s minds are so fertile because of the freshness of the new year, and it’s a great way to say, “These things will be important for us this year.” I find that people are ready for direction at the new year, and It’s cool to see people excited.

  2. Thank you for these inspiring thoughts.

  3. Great thoughts for pastors here. Your tips were very helpful and down to earth.

    And nice audio venue. Felt like we were sitting together on a park bench chatting.

    • Brandon Cox says:

      That’s cool to know. I was actually just sitting on a park bench chatting all by myself. I’m glad you received it better than those joggers…


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