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Articles in this category focus on the integral part that calling plays in a leader’s life and how to achieve our true calling in Jesus Christ.

Four Responsibilities of Elders

Scripture lays out the responsibilities for elders, but, sadly, these responsibilities are often sidestepped, altered, or neglected in the church. Tending to the flock can take a backseat to making sure the lobby gets remodeled. The teaching of the Gospel can get sidelined by making sure disgruntled members are happy. And when elders [...]

Eric RobertsEric Roberts

Leading a March of Fools

The mood in the meeting tent was thick with anger, disbelief and frustration. Ten trained leaders were ready for action. Ten warriors were prepared for battle. Forty years of frustration was ready to be appeased and four decades of struggle and suffering was about to be assuaged. And now, this. The Jordan had been crossed. […]

Scott RodinScott Rodin

Little Church, Big Mission

Your church may be small. God isn’t. Smaller churches will typically have fewer resources than their mega-brethren, but that doesn’t mean their mission is different. The Great Commission wasn’t given to churches with fancy buildings and large staffs. It was given to high school drop-outs who hardly had enough talent between them to [...]

Tyler EdwardsTyler Edwards

God’s Job Description

If there’s anything that Jeff Pessina has learned in 37 years of ministry in the Philippines, it’s that he doesn’t write the job descriptions in his life. The most significant surrendering in my life was when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to or the way I expected. The Lord has never shown […]

Kelsey McFaulKelsey McFaul

“Calling” in Recruitment?

I’ve done a lot of recruitment in my time. Competence was usually the most important thing we looked for (if not the only thing). After all we don’t want to hire incompetent staff. But I now wonder if we placed too much emphasis on competence alone. Perhaps we should also recruit based on calling. The […]

Harin WatsonHarin Watson

3 Kinds of Leaders

The 3 Leader Types Every organization needs one or a blend of these leaders at some point in the course of growth: An Originator This is the innovative thinker, the dreamer, the visionary. This is the leader that likes to begin new initiatives and launch new vision. An Organizer This is a strategist. This doesn’t […]

Russ ClineRuss Cline

Leaders as Curators

Have you ever had one of those experiences where you’ve offered advice to someone and for whatever reason they just didn’t listen to you? And then someone else comes along, says the same thing and this person who you’ve been spending time with, pouring your heart and soul into, offering advice that you think is […]

Jenni CatronJenni Catron