Sean Seay founded what by all means is a very successful church, reaching thousands. But while things were going well at work, they really fell apart at home. Sean takes us through an incredibly candid conversation about what he needed to deal with as a person, leader, husband, father and Christ-follower, and how he got healthy.
Welcome to Episode 115 of the podcast.
Guest Links: Sean Seay
Sean Seay on Twitter
Athen’s Church on Facebook
Athen’s Church on Twitter
Athen’s Church on Instagram
Sean Seay on Pursuing Emotional Health in Ministry on The unSeminary Podcast
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3 Insights from This Episode
1. Few people understand the full weight of leading a church. Including you before you signed up to do it. People tend to think that the way to build a thriving church is by being a good communicator and playing some trendy videos during service. However being a great communicator isn’t enough to grow a church—you need to be an even better leader. You have to pray, be in the community, build relationships, build a team, raise money and cast a compelling vision. Those are the things that make leading a church tough. And those are the components we forget about the most.
2. The people that love you the most can often get the worst from you. The people you work with won’t put up with you being a jerk, but usually your family will (for a while, at least). When the daily grind of work frustrations build up. . . it’s usually your family who sees the explosion. It’s important to remember that if you’re winning at work but losing at home, you’re losing.
3. If you allow it, God will use your brokenness for sanctification. If you’re in a place of brokenness, you need to know one thing: It’s okay to be there. God will still do something great. He has loved you your entire life. If you allow yourself to walk into His love and into His grace, the season of restoration will come.
Quotes from Sean and Carey
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Next Episode: Dave Adamson
He’s called the #1 follow in the Christian world on Instagram. @AussieDave, Dave Adamson, is my guest as he talks about how his Instagram account grew from 600 to ov 22K followers as he created a daily devotional. Dave shares his philosphy, strategy and apporach in a way that can help you develop and grow your own platform.
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