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When we first choose to live as foreigners we are prime for the suckering. We are wide eyed and overflowing with enthusiasm. There are seven great deceptions, and most of us fall for at least five. I have personally tested them all. You know . . . for research.Jerry Jones
We won’t always get the details of culture right. Yet, when our attitude is humble and Christ-like, allowing the Holy Spirit to spur our internal GPS to “recalculate” over and over, when we let the client lead, rather than our culturally bound expectations, there is grace and transformation ahead!Tina Stoltzfus Horst
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 Patterson
There are a host of cultural realities contributing to shifts in ministry. With these insights, your church can continue to grow and thrive in the midst of the shifting culture around us.Larry Fowler
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 [...]HealthyLeaders Community
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
Honoring your predecessors gives them the freedom to support you. Former pastors are flawed humans who may be unsure about how much of a difference they really made. Acknowledging the ways they have been used by God can give them greater freedom to celebrate how God is using you.Mike Fleischmann
When a leader starts to serve in a particular responsibility does his authority come from past leaders, other leaders or directly from God? Can it be acquired some how or must it be given to the leader? Please share your relevant experience(s) or wisdom in the comments below.HealthyLeaders Community