Be one. Build many.
Many leaders are very conscientious and have a hard time giving away power to others. To be sure that things are done properly, they often end up just doing the work themselves. As a result, they are exhausted and their team members are frustrated. But how do we know which responsibilities we can give away and which ones we personally must do?Malcolm Webber
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 line.Dan Lovaglia
There’s no shortage of answers, and in the wake of each pastoral scandal, all sorts of finger pointing ensues. Certainly, we could, and probably should, question our definitions of success or our defining ministry philosophies. My goal is much more meager.Matt Rogers
It seems like a simple recipe. First, you quiet your ego. Then, you become a better learner. Finally, you emerge a better thinker. If you have ever witnessed a disaster being pulled from a smoking oven, you know that some recipes are more difficult to execute than others. The recipe for better thinking is one of those difficult recipes and ego is the spoiler.Paul Metler
Our heavenly Father is filled with compassion for His blood-bought children. He has more sympathy than any human parent. Our God is not stoic and unaffected, but is touched by our afflictions. And we can come to our Father and unburden our hearts to Him. He longs for us to do this and He is eager to help.Mark Altrogge
In our leadership, in our homes, in our churches, in our businesses and in all our ventures, all of us long to be fruitful. This is the uniquely human, God-given gift of His glory. But the Bible describes the arch-enemy of our spring-time harvest as this thing called sloth and laziness ‒ the temptation for us all to become idlers.Nick Franks
I used to avoid conflict because it made me feel uncomfortable. Over the last few years I have chosen to embrace it and have seen how it could be one the biggest blessings for a team.Gerhard Duvenhage