Everything we do in life and leadership must flow out of being in relationship with God! Doing comes from being: Being in relationship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is above all, and it is out of this relationship that we do.
A large Christian NGO in Africa demonstrates the powerful combination of strong, servant leadership with relentless prayer and painful personal confession. Change was not cheap, easy or quick. But it happened.
Leaders can be prey to many dangers from the outside and within. Consider a leader’s fear of being vulnerable. Clinton shares a case where vulnerability led to greater trust.
Somewhere in your town, in your church, in your class, is someone who can become a mighty instrument of the Lord. Someone just needs to reach them, to tell them of Jesus and to disciple them.
I don’t believe God is personally responsible for every pain we endure. Sometimes God does inflict pain in order to discipline us – just as parents discipline children.
We sometimes need to take on challenges to understand properly “if the Lord does not build the house, the laborers work in vain” – including in any leadership transition and organizational change.
As YWAM Minneapolis began pondering their location, they realized that one base for the city is not enough and not even relevant to the needs that God has brought to their doorstep. God is bringing the fields of harvest to our doorstep.
Leadership team alignment distinguishes one organization from another. It takes time and intentional effort to achieve and maintain organizational alignment.
Believers should be the most generous people on earth. Give something to someone in need this week, then wait for God to surprise you.
Jesus gave Peter a do-over and he can do the same for you. In what areas do you need a do-over as His steward?
What does Paul mean by the term, “life that is truly life”? What other life would we seek to “take hold of”? The implication is that any other form of life that is not founded on generosity and a desire to be rich in good deeds is counterfeit life. That is a powerful and disturbing teaching. Are we willing to take it seriously? If so, we [...]
Leaders might learn a thing or two from a silly goose. Geese develop remarkable synergy, allowing them to fly as far as 1,700 miles without stopping. Flying solo doesn’t hit the mark for geese; neither can leaders go it alone for their whole adventuresome journey.
Some gaps, like holes in rocky cliffs, cannot be closed. However, gaps in leadership competencies can be closed. Jesus’ model of investing in leaders worked. Sam shares three observations of how leader development tuned toward leaders’ own context increases effectiveness, which makes it an excellent investment.
While many models of supposedly Christian leadership exist throughout the world they often spring primarily from the local culture. God identifies obedience and a heart after Him as keys to leadership that is pleasing to Him.
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.
Even if we make a mistake, it’s almost never too late to “try again.”
We can’t fight all the time; we need time for refreshment and encouragement. The warrior becomes a shepherd through his or her love and affirmation of the sheep.