Leadership can be fun and frustrating all at the same time. If you and your team are struggling with the uncertainties of leadership, the principles and questions in this post will help you reset your perspective.
It’s easy to look at our brothers and sisters and see their warts and blemishes. Yet the perfect One, the holy One, the One without a single imperfection doesn’t look on His people the way we often do.
It takes a significant amount of work to develop these unifying characteristics in a team, but an effective team is worth the work.
Teacher, Equipper, Healer, and Challenger – a pastor who flourishes in these four roles will shepherd people to love Jesus Christ with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. Whole person ministry is critical to building people because every believer has a need to know, a need to be equipped, a need to be healed, and a need to be challenged.
In our reshaping day and age of fluid culture, society and Church, what are the truest healthy signs of Christian leadership? At the epicenter of our Christian cultures today, what are the real, timeless essentials that we have to gather around? Are you confident that the culture you’re a part of today is truly biblical?
Effective leadership development combines training, experiences, and coaching.
The longer a great team is together, the better it seems to work together, but it starts with finding the right people to join the team.
The healthy and disciplined leader realizes he’s already broken. In this brokenness, he can be whole if he allows himself to be.
I think it’s vital to a healthy team that the leader be continually conscious of his or her need for influence and ways to improve upon it.
In Part Four of “Are You an Abusive Leader?” we explore the effects of abusive leadership on their followers and organizations.
One of the best ways to learn as a church leader is to get outside of the “church-world” and learn from other industries.
I’ve got some bad news; you’re tired. And it’s worse than you think. It always is. We don’t recognize it until it’s too late.
In Part Three of “Are You an Abusive Leader?” we take a hard look at the personal qualities of abusive leaders, as opposed to servant leaders.
I know if you’re a child of God and trusting in Christ, He has called you to Himself and to others. So serve people and God by pressing into the ordinary fullness of life.
Ultimately, God has made us ‒ even as leaders ‒ to connect best with other specific people. We must wholeheartedly seek them out and refuse to settle for second best by sometimes saying “no” to certain people in order to say “yes” to others.
Many leaders tell me it will take months, even years, to get someone ready for a key position. Yet they don’t prepare.
What are your blind spots? How do you deal with them? Do you overlook them, or do you submit them to the Lord and ask other Christians to help you tackle these areas?