Christian character formation is the result of three kinds of work of the Holy Spirit: Divine Dependence Dramatic Dealings Daily Discipline These works are all motivated by the Holy Spirit and used by Him to transform our lives and ministries into the image of Christ. We need all three. In this series, we explore the […]
Pastors may lead the church as shepherds, but they are not the owners. They are not the only ones who will be held responsible for the condition of the church. That’s on us all.
We all put off difficult decisions. It’s part of human nature. Churches and Christian organizations and leaders seem particularly prone to this failing. We want to appear loving. We want to be nice. But the consequences of delay may prove disastrous.
How serious of a sin is it to not wait on God? Sure, all sins are equally evil in the sight of God. No debate there. But in terms of the consequences, it’s not that bad. Right? It’s just a little impatience. No different than getting impatient in traffic or a slow line at the grocery store. It happens to everyone.
Wise leaders learn from their previous experiences in cross-cultural situations. In this anecdote, Bill was well-prepared to face the physical challenges and slight inconveniences associated with his environment. One of his assumptions, however, resulted in a productive lesson learned in humility and vulnerability.
Do you live a blessed life? Do you share the Blessing of all blessings with a world in search of it?
In this series, we explore the blessings and dangers associated with them, as well as the best intentional responses to them to facilitate them in our lives.
Today we discuss the dramatic dealings of the Spirit.
There are 500 cities in the world with a population exceeding one million people. YWAM has a ministry presence in about 134 of them. We know that God is calling us to greatly expand our outreach with hundreds of thousands of workers throughout the world. But we have to ask ourselves how we can we go about doing that.
The church’s leadership team worked through the delicate discussion of whether to choose a target demographic group to focus on reaching for Christ. Here are eight questions a leadership team can ask to discover their target group.
It’s hard for leaders to shift gears and go a different direction, even when God’s the one changing their trajectory. Letting your vision go doesn’t have to be a bad thing ‒ here are five benefits!
If we walk on these three paths, God will transform our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit and we will be changed daily into Jesus’ image.
Prayer is vital to any ministry. Would you make the commitment to pray these prayers more? What other prayers do you need to pray?
Leading a team is one of the most difficult things you can ever do. The individuals on the team are different, yet they need to work together to create a cohesive team that has a personality and life of its own.
Leading people in the name of Jesus is complex, demanding great wisdom and discernment. But for the last 18 months, I have been meditating on the leadership of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel. It has shaken me.
The life we are offered as a disciple of Jesus Christ is the life of the steward. As stewards, we are set free by three transformational truths: God owns everything, God will always provide for all our needs, and the greatest blessings come to those who give.
Studies have linked empathy to greater patient satisfaction, better outcomes, decreased physician burnout, and a lower risk of malpractice suits and errors. Doctors need to understand people, not just science, and healthy leaders need to cultivate empathy in order to affect the lives of those around them.