After the riot in Ephesus (Acts 19:21-41)
How did Paul respond?
Read it for yourself:
After the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying good-bye, departed to go to Macedonia. And when he had passed through those areas and exhorted them at length, he came to Greece. Acts 20:1-2
That’s the role of a leader in times of crisis. In times of uncertainty. In times of change.
The people following you are looking for assurance that everything is going to be okay. They want to know there is a plan. They want to hear things are moving forward with confidence.
Help people process the pain of their circumstances.
Give them hope. Encourage. Challenge them to continue.