How people respond to failure can make or break their future. Unfortunately, very few people know what to do when a teammate falls. Judgment comes easy, but offering helpful advice is much more difficult. And there are few resources out there for helping the person who has fallen.
In our work helping churches find great staff members here at Vanderbloemen Search Group, we have interviewed thousands of candidates. Most of them haven’t been through a major failure, but some have. And nearly every person alive can point to one time in life where they have gotten “knocked off of their horse.”
In addition to the necessary spiritual disciplines of prayer, worship, and service in a local church, we’ve identified five key steps we have seen as common denominators among successful restorations.