Articles in this category focus on how a leader can refine and build their character in Christ and lead by example from a Holy life.
"What ifs" are a part of everyday life and often, in the church, worry is looked upon as a sin. But the Bible is gentle with anxiety and reassures us of the faithfulness and loving kindness of our Father. We can rise above worry and anxiety by meditating on the promises God has given in His Word and focusing on the love that has never let us down.Rachael Dymski
Although we may be highly motivated by a unique calling to serve, we often face numerous barriers along the path towards more effective leadership. Brittney shares a few of the potential hindrances that she has faced in her own time as a servant leader.Brittney Moses
People assume the surfer is in control, and he does control his body and the board, but clearly the ocean is in charge; the ocean can do what it wants with the surfer. The same is true in leadership. Most leaders live in a fascinating dilemma. Others see them as controlling everything, but they feel as though they are in control of nothing.Kevin Thompson
Every leader at times has probably reacted defensively to another. I have and I regret every single time I did. Leaders naturally face situations that can easily provoke a defensive reaction. But seldom does defensiveness move our churches and organizations forward. So how can we avoid defensiveness? I suggest five proactive ways.Charles Stone
Leaders may be described as curving inward toward themselves and their own interests or curving outwards towards others. How do we achieve the convex shape of the leader who is “curved outward” toward those they lead and serve?Scott Rodin
We have this funny idea that if we can make people see how angry we really are, then they’ll change. If we can make them feel our anger, then they’ll finally get the point and change. But it doesn’t work that way. Anger actually has the opposite effect to what we intend. Anger hardens; love, peace, and gentleness soften. Anger condemns; the Holy Spirit convicts.Stephen Altrogge
Tomorrow will have enough issues, and worry doesn’t solve things. Worry is almost always equated with the two “p’s”: provision and protection. Chronic worry is something you choose, but so is courage. Every day we should choose to put our trust in the Almighty a little bit more.Alan Briggs