Leaders fall into two categories ‒ those who flourish and those who don’t. What are common traits of flourishing leaders? I believe what happened in the early church gives us clues to traits of a flourishing leader.
Being the leader doesn’t mean being the only voice. It means knowing how to curate the voices that will bring the right ideas to help your team effectively carry out the mission. Be the curator!
My identity as a child of God is unchanging and it is something that can’t be taken away from me. Being a child of God gives me hope for the future, whatever the future may bring.
What a dilemma! ... I asked, “Why is it that you think ministry (preaching, evangelism, pastoral care etc.) is serving God but your government job is not ministry?”
Who on earth would choose to be a leader? It is such a tough calling. It rarely leads to fame or fortune. Over the years as a leader I’ve often wondered about the cost and whether it is all worth it.
As a leader, I’d rather risk being embarrassed by my failure and faults than watch from the couch while the Father accomplishes great things through others who have the faith to fail.
It’s easy for leaders to get stuck in life, but we need to be constantly moving forward. Charles share 10 signs that you might need a new challenge.
Here are five big mistakes ministry leaders make when they think about setting goals.
All Christians are able to lead and influence others with the gifts God has given them to distribute His grace to others. But leadership should be stewarded with character, consistency, preparation, wisdom, clarity, and conviction.
“Unless you repent, you too will all perish.” (Luke 13:3) Procrastination doesn’t always lead to dire circumstances, but in today’s parable it becomes a matter of life and death.
With everything going on in your life it is important to think about your life’s goal, your life’s influence, and your death.
What am I doing and what am I doing that is unique? What is the significance of your life on this earth?
If you are a leader, you will face turbulence in your ministry or organization. Sometimes the turbulence feels so intense that leading seems impossible. Here are four essentials for leading through the turbulence.
Paul Tripp discusses how to fit mission into your schedule without causing it to become one more thing on the to-do list.
None of us can forget that we aren’t just the list of tasks we do, we are the collective difference we make for those we serve.
It’s amazing how easily we forget why we do what we do. It is so easy to get caught up with our day-to-day roles and forget the vision that God has given us for our life.
Do you ever feel like you’ve stumbled into your leadership role? Take for example, Queen Esther. She pretty much fell into the role of queen, and never intended to be such a powerful and pivotal figure! God knew her courage, her devotion to Him and His people, and He knew she would touch the heart of the King.
The vast majority of ideas are worse than worthless because they are simply bad ideas. Bad ideas will sometimes work because of luck or effort, but good ideas are much, much more likely to succeed. Life is too short to work on bad ideas. But how can we tell which ideas are “good” ones? Here is a list of characteristics of truly good [...]
How can you know the will of God for your life and ministry? Find out more in this brief excerpt from Purpose by Malcolm Webber.
If your team really hasn’t embraced an idea as their own, they aren’t prepared to put in the long hours and sacrifice it takes. You have to slow down to bring them with you, and perhaps let them shape the vision too.
Sharing the Gospel person-to-person is so life-giving. So why do we hesitate to do it?