Meaningful time with God can be found in the Sabbath moments that punctuate our day – if we are willing to look for them and treat them in that way. How do we best consecrate these islands of solace in our seas of tumult? I suggest we have ready a one-minute prayer.
If you want to be the kind of leader whose organization is on the cutting edge, stop asking for someone to give you an answer you already know. Great leaders have the courage to act!
The more you know about leadership, the more you practice it. The more you integrate it into your life, the faster and the farther you go.
If we strive to be excellent leaders, we must be intentional and passionate about serving Christ and His church ‒ moving forward, engaging culture. Leaders are born, but they can also be developed.
People are so often thrust into roles where they’re leading people without being taught the skills or given the support to do it well. So many leadership programs are aimed at senior leaders rather than the first time or newish leader. Here are some things Suzi learned from her first time experiences.
Managers and leaders are different. What do we do with this information?
Never sell yourself short. In God’s economy the least becomes the greatest. Don’t fall into the trap of seeing worth only in the big. Small may be big enough.
Being a leader approved by God is different from being a leader put in a position by God. Sometimes, when God is training a spiritual leader, He will let us fall on our faces because we can see Him better from that position.
The Bible carries definite distinctions between leaders and managers. What does Scripture have to say about the differences?
Immature believers abound, and that’s all right. Babies must complete all stages of development before they achieve maturity. But we should never put an infant in a place of leadership. Leaders must be adults in the faith if they are to be role models and examples to those coming after.
A river will curve with twists and turns in its path to the ocean seemingly without reason. Unlike a river, an organization should plan its curves and turns. Organizational theory tells you that the time for transition (or curving) is … always. Because if you wait until it starts to happen, you are too late. By the time you go through [...]
If you feel that this is the place God wants you to be at the moment, recommit yourself to your role and thank Him for being there for you. If not, ask God where He wants you to be.
If we wish to train up children who walk closely with God as they grow into adults, we must influence them to read and reference the Bible.
We are experiencing a new day that requires a new kind of leader. This new kind of leader is life-giving.
Many Christian workers make the mistake of assuming that they are earning shares in the ministries they work for through their hard work and dedication. It seems logical. God is the sole owner of the church. Always has been. Always will be. He paid for it with the priceless blood of Christ.
It takes certain skill sets to be a good manager, and not all managers have the skills needed for the job yet.