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Competencies

Articles in this category focus on how a Christian leader can build and nurture competencies and apply them practically in ministry life.

Leading Abundantly

Fall follows Summer, which follows Spring and time marches on just as God designed. He limited time for us in set hours in a day, and set days in a week. We think there are not enough hours in a day, but God knew before He created time how mankind would use it. Scott discusses some poignant points about time management, and notes that pride may be the greatest weakness regarding the use of our time.

Scott RodinScott Rodin

4 Strategies to Connect with Others

Ever feel like someone is not paying attention to you when they are not looking at you? How about when you are talking and they are tapping on a screen? What does that body language say when someone is trying to communicate with you? God has put you into other people’s lives on purpose. How can we as Christian leaders be a better representation of Christ to our family and friends – to the ones that know us the best and get under our skin the most?

Brittney MosesBrittney Moses

Are You Neglecting to Communicate?

Communication is worth the investment and is very powerful. We can recall when our communication mattered, such as ordering a meal and enjoying it when it is placed on our table, when a family member humbly asked for forgiveness, or when a colleague offered much needed help. This is one of the great questions about human communication: Why do we believe that our communication can make a positive difference?

Quentin SchultzeQuentin Schultze

Just Say No!

Demands for our time seem to clamor endlessly. When was the last time you had a peaceful moment when you were not thinking about that next thing to do? Usually the decision to commit to too many things is because we can’t seem to say “no.” How do you say “no” in these busy times? Is “no” being selfish, or is “yes” being selfish when you do not have the time to do well the thing to which you said “yes?”

Julie SunneJulie Sunne

A Few Thoughts About Giving Advice

Giving advice is a tricky task. A lot of times people aren’t actually searching to hear what you have to say about a given situation. They want you to listen so they can think out loud. Occasionally, someone will open up and vulnerably ask for your opinion on a situation. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind if you find yourself in this position.

Stephen VaughnStephen Vaughn

10 Characteristics of Lousy Leaders

Everybody can spot qualities of lousy leadership when is it directed at them. When the disciples were arguing about who was the greatest among them, Jesus said, “Let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? … But I am among you as the One who serves.” (Luke 22:26-27) Michael describes ten characteristics of lousy leaders, those who are not servant-leaders.

Michael HyattMichael Hyatt

Fine Lines – Leading with Balance

Most people have never walked a tightrope, but anyone who has watched someone do it knows balance is the ultimate key to staying upright. The same holds true for leadership. Balance is the key, and Rick addresses several significant characteristics of leadership that can be perverted from good to bad. He shows two sides of the coin in five classic examples.

Rick WestonRick Weston