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Rick James

About the Author

Dr. Rick James is an organizational change specialist with more than 25 years’ experience consulting with over 100 NGOs (Non-Governmental Organization), mission agencies, churches and government aid departments. He worked for ten years in Malawi and four years in Latin America. He has a Ph.D. in OD (Organizational Development) and leadership development in Africa from CASS Business School, London. His most recent books include: Leading with Courage and Humility; Inspiring Change and Capacity Building for NGOs: Making it Work. Rick has facilitated the OD and Christian Organization Learning group http://developingchurches.ning.com/ since its inception in 2008.

Deliberate Rest

It seems that like breathing, we can all rest naturally; but to perform at our peak, we can all learn to do it better. It turns out that we have to work at taking deliberate rest. What do you do to rest and recover? How do you detach from your work?

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Caring for Your Soul in Times of Change

Water is essential to life, and in some areas of the world, humans must dig deep wells to keep water readily available. In the midst of organizational change, we desperately need to draw on our spiritual resources. How easily we do this may depend on our spiritual habits – our rhythms of life. How deep have we dug our spiritual wells?

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When the Bishops Repented

Three years ago, the TEF (Tangababwe Evangelical Fellowship) was closed due to resource constraints, weak leadership and lack of clear direction. During one of the workshops, the chair publicly acknowledged his failings and accepted responsibility for many of the errors that had left TEF in such a state. This set the tone for the short biblical devotion that followed. Each participant fell on their knees. Many major church leaders were openly weeping and confessing how they, as TEF, had failed to be an authentic evangelical voice. One participant remarked that, “When the Bishops repented, God showed up.”

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