The call to mission bids us entry into our own pain, to engage with our own brokenness and wounds that have remained untended. The call is not enough.
Kevin Cashman lists several questions that can help reveal where our leadership strengths lie. In this article, these five questions have been adapted. I suggest reading these questions slowly and reflectively every day for the next five days.
Since leaders are always pushing ahead into unchartered realms, they must be prepared to take intelligent, calculated risks.
Successful church leaders naturally think differently than the majority of church leaders. It’s one of the things that set them apart. The good news is you can learn to think just like them. Here are five ways successful church leaders think differently.
Perhaps as a leader I should expect to learn from God more in the storms of life rather than in the peaceful, quiet times. What would you say, Mary?
We can be more productive if we take time to rest.
Creating opportunities for people to form community, friendship and biblical connection doesn’t just happen. But when we become intentional in how we create environments for people to connect with God and each other ‒ we create a culture of radical hospitality.
While momentum is powerful, it is unwise to ignore the reality that other forces are at work.
Jesus built leaders who were “with Him.” He did not do it at a distance; He did it closely, He did it personally. He did it properly.
I’ve been reflecting on the value of being crystal clear about what matters most. It’s an ongoing leadership exercise for me. While most personal resolutions remain short-lived, children’s ministry calls for a higher standard. Churches must never be okay with dropping the ball on this one. The lives of kids, families, and leaders are on [...]
The healthy leader ponders the tension, and looks for ways to give away responsibility. The healthy leader actively pursues delegating.
We, the church leaders, teach so many truths such as salvation, victorious Christian life, worship, prayer, evangelism, giving to the Lord etc., to our congregations, but do we teach them the fear of God?
Follow these six core principles from the life and teachings of Jesus, and you will build a great culture in your organization. You may not change the world, but you will change your company.
For most people, programs will not automatically transform them into superior leaders, as if they were butterflies emerging from cocoons. We should spend more time on accurately identifying which ones we should work with.
Underneath the cool of the giant mango trees, I sat with them until late into the night. I patiently listened to their grievances with one another. While I was thousands of miles from my home ‒ deep in the jungle ‒ I felt as if I were in the middle of an American church business meeting ‒ division, bitterness, self-pride, and control. [...]
Pastors and church leaders are on the front lines of the battle, where the smell of smoke, sweat, and blood always hangs in the air.
Humility involves recognizing and boldly using the gifts that God has given us, in the places where He puts us.