Are you investing in the life of someone spiritually younger than you? Know that the young women in your church want, and need, you to be.Melissa Meredith
Be one. Build many.
What exactly is change, and how do we go about implementing it?Malcolm Webber
Spiritual formation that results in greater spiritual health (i.e. greater intimacy with God), and resulting spiritual fruitfulness is a key feature in the Lord’s Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). However, this objective has been devastatingly neglected in most churches in developed countries.Michael Wilson
People will resist change – it’s an unalterable fact. We must learn to use this resistance to serve and strengthen our followers and our plan for change.Malcolm Webber
Most parenting training is fear-based. It’s focused on what to keep our kids away from. We want to immerse our kids in a vision bigger than stress, consumption and self. Some parents might think we’re crazy, or at least think we have too much on our plates. We wouldn’t go back and change a thing.Alan Briggs
Authors of leadership books should study clay in a potter’s hands. What I see as the shortcoming of so many leadership books is that they start with what effective leaders do and then assume that if everyone does the same things they, too, will be successful. What they miss is that leaders are effective primarily because of who they are, and as they are changed from the inside out, leaders will become usable by God to bring true transformation to His people.Scott Rodin
If there’s anything that Jeff Pessina has learned in 37 years of ministry in the Philippines, it’s that he doesn’t write the job descriptions in his life. “The most significant surrendering in my life was when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to or the way I expected. The Lord has never shown up as clearly and as audibly as at [...]Kelsey McFaul
Community Is Essential to Building Leaders! Here’s How You Can Activate Transformational Communities.
The most effective leader development efforts are conducted within a living community of people in which the emerging leaders function and participate.Malcolm Webber
While writing this, I am watching four seagulls that are initially sunning themselves on the sand. Then suddenly two start squawking at the other two and a battle is begun, until one party is intimidated and retreats. But no reconciliation or resolution has taken place. How often does that happen in life?Stephen Mayers
Jesus could have completed His mission alone, but He chose to live and serve in the context of community. Jesus did a lot of good “things” (healed the sick, loved the forsaken, etc.), but there was much more to His earthly work than just a series of good works. Jesus took an approach that set in motion what was to become the Church.Mark Szymanski