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1 Finishing Well

2 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

3 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

4 Finishing well has more to do with "being" than to do with "doing 35 to 55

5 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

6 Dear _______ _______ and Tom Nebel, Due to circumstances in my life, we are NOT going to do the Church Planters Summit - May 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,

7 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!

8 Key Coaching Areas Intercessory Prayer Team Disciplines: Training vs. Trying Times of Renewal Mentoring and Accountability Health and Balance Life-long Learning Posture

9 Three Coaching Tools

10 Peak to Peak Principle No Perspective in the Valley Clear Perspective

11 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 StayYes to Leave

12 Romance The Stages of Ministry

13 Romance Reality The Stages of Ministry

14 Romance Reality Resentment The Stages of Ministry

15 Romance Reality Resentment Rebellion The Stages of Ministry

16 Romance Reality Resentment Rebellion Resolve The Stages of Ministry

17 Romance Reality Resentment Rebellion Resolve Ruin The Stages of Ministry

18 Romance Reality Resentment Rebellion Resolve Ruin Rebuild The Stages of Ministry

19 Romance Reality Resentment Rebellion Resolve Ruin Rebuild The Stages of Ministry

20 Reality Rebellion Ruin Rebuild Resentment Resolve Romance The Stages of Ministry

21 Reality Rebellion Rewards Ruin Rebuild Resentment Resolve Romance The Stages of Ministry

22 What are the Rewards? The Fathers 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

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

24 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

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28 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. - II Timothy 2:4

29 Contact Information Gary Rohrmayer Web – Personal Web – – Blog – Twitter –


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