Healthy Leaders


Recent Articles


Healthy Leaders


Articles in this category focus on the integral part that calling plays in a leader’s life and how to achieve our true calling in Jesus Christ.

Ambition, Fame and Our Obsession With Success

No matter how big our church or ministry is, no matter how much we are respected, we are never “above” God’s words that remind us that “the first shall be last” and that “those who exalt themselves will be humbled.” If anybody was deserving, it was Jesus, but He chose humility, sacrifice and death for those He loved. May our ambition not be to serve ourselves but to give our lives in service to others. May our legacy be measured not as much in what we have accomplished as in how much we have loved. That’s my prayer.

Adrian PeiAdrian Pei

What’s Your Leadership Anointing?

Have you ever wondered why some leaders see incredible growth and others seem to struggle? I think back to leaders that I have worked with who have all had great potential. Some have gone from strength to strength and others just didn’t make it. Having pondered this question for some time, the Lord gave me an insight. Put the right gifts together and the ministry will work. Leave out certain gifts and the work will falter.

Stephen MayersStephen Mayers

“Calling” in Recruitment?

I’ve done a lot of recruitment in my time. Competence was usually the most important thing we looked for (if not the only thing). After all we don’t want to hire incompetent staff. But I now wonder if we placed too much emphasis on competence alone. Perhaps we should also recruit based on calling.

Harin WatsonHarin Watson

3 Kinds of Leaders

For any organization to last, there needs to be a blend of leadership strengths and gifts. Once in a while there’s a leader that can do all of these things, but that is rare. This is why it’s so important to choose the right people to lead, develop and grow an organization.

Russ ClineRuss Cline

The Expatriate and Leadership

Expatriates are often put into positions of leadership simply by nature of our physical presence or because of a certain number of years lived in a place. Sometimes it is because a person is a gifted leader, sometimes they are a reluctant leader, sometimes it happens organically, and sometimes it is an appointment.

Rachel Pieh JonesRachel Pieh Jones

Chasing Fleas and Dead Dogs

Writing in the sand is as fruitless as chasing fleas and dead dogs. The writing loses focus and washes away with the next wave. Saul lost the focus that kings are indebted to keep. In chasing David from one rocky mountain top to the next ravine, from cave to cavern, he abandoned the priorities of a king. While his kingdom was in peril he engaged in a flea hunt!

Larry WrightLarry Wright

Under the Sun, and So I Prayed

Why are we where we are in our daily lives? People from different places all over the world were mysteriously brought together to observe the recent eclipse. So why are we here – wherever “here” is? It is no mystery that God Himself has placed us wherever we are to accomplish His eternal purpose.

Jim BrennemanJim Brenneman

Motion vs. Monument

Jesus could have completed His mission alone, but He chose to live and serve in the context of community. Jesus did a lot of good “things” (healed the sick, loved the forsaken, etc.), but there was much more to His earthly work than just a series of good works. Jesus took an approach that set in motion what was to become the Church.

Mark SzymanskiMark Szymanski

Leadership from the Inside Out

Authors of leadership books should study clay in a potter’s hands. What I see as the shortcoming of so many leadership books is that they start with what effective leaders do and then assume that if everyone does the same things they, too, will be successful. What they miss is that leaders are effective primarily because of who they are, and as they are changed from the inside out, leaders will become usable by God to bring true transformation to His people.

Scott RodinScott Rodin