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Today’s Challenge to Christian Teachers

The goal of teaching someone to climb mountains is more than teaching mechanics of climbing. The teacher equips the student with all the nuances of safety and planning as well as appreciation of the splendor at the top. God empowers all believers to serve with their gifts and not just to listen to teaching. Teachers must help keep the body of Christ in balance, and George urges teachers not to get so wrapped up in brilliant teaching as an end in itself, but to realize it is the means for the Body to be equipped to use their spiritual gifts to serve.

George PattersonGeorge Patterson

As full time ministers look towards retirement, what transitional preparation do you believe is needed?

As full time ministers look towards retirement, what transitional preparation do you believe is needed and what would you like to see happen? The C/E, perhaps like other denominations, has no defined policy of support regarding full time ministers retiring and facing issues of loss of home, community, spiritual base and needing to find [...]

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Is Competition Wrong?

Competition may be a healthy motivator in many areas of our lives, but what if it becomes selfish ambition? Tom shares thoughts on how to keep our competitive spirit in check by remembering and obeying God’s directives about personal humility.

Tom RoyTom Roy

You Control What Matters Most

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 ThompsonKevin Thompson