Do extroverts make better leaders? The answer is important for people engaged in leader development.
Here are eight of the most common worship leading mistakes that I’ve observed in my own ministry, and through friendships and experiences with lots of other worship leaders too.
What is the one thing that is making us get stuck as leaders or organizations? Is it pride, ego, mistrust, poor communication, visionless leadership, or leadership style? Once we focus on that one thing, we may get moving again and reach our destination.
In part two of this series, we explore what it means to accept the dealings of the Spirit in our lives, whether they are positive or negative.
While multi-tasking might feel like you are getting more done, you are actually getting less done and possibly doing long-term damage to your brain.
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.
Don’t be discouraged if you wrestle with yourself in leadership … it’s normal, and it can help others truly know you.
Simplicity brings with it focus, energy, clarity, understanding and power. Is it easy to get to this level of simplicity? Definitely not. It is excruciatingly difficult and totally worthwhile.
We may think we were searching for Jesus, but He was the one who sought us.
In part one of this series, we dive into what it means to walk in the Spirit in utter dependence.
Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader. Instead, learn from churches.
Thom S. Rainer
A professor of spirituality and ministry discovers that trust grows when leaders notice and release their own agendas.
L. Roger Owens
The classic argument – nurture or nature – is well represented in leader development philosophies everywhere. We would all agree that some people are “born leaders,” but is it really that simple?
My last post, “Why the Missional Movement Will Fail” caused quite a stir and the overwhelming response seemed to require a follow-up post. So consider this Part 2.
The engine creates the force that enables movement. A “missional” church is the new car that many are talking about right now, but no matter how beautiful or shiny the vehicle, without an engine, it won’t go anywhere.
Childish and childlike are similar words with vastly different meanings. The former encapsulates all the worst things about children – petulance, immaturity, obnoxiousness, selfishness, and so on. It is antithetical to faith. The latter, though, describes all the beautiful things about children – trust, joy, innocence, curiosity, wonder, forgiveness, and so much more. This word, childlike, is the flavor our faith in God ought to have. What follows are five characteristics of childlikeness that make faith robust, rich, and full of life. Like a child.
Mentors are normal people like all the mentees. Mentors try to appear strong and confident in their projection of looking at problems and pains. But deep within, they are as weak and vulnerable as others. There are three areas where I think mentors need mentoring.