Tom’s church tried a unique way of reaching out to their church’s community. We gave each of our members attending a loaf of bread and asked them to give the bread to someone in their neighborhood or community.
Thom S. Rainer
Every dialogue can be either a competition, or a bond of connection with another person.
Without feedback, your growth as a leader is stunted. But what if your boss or leader does not offer feedback? Or not enough of it? Here are three places to find valuable feedback.
We can’t fight all the time; we need time for refreshment and encouragement. The warrior becomes a shepherd through his or her love and affirmation of the sheep.
Trust is such a fragile commodity. It can easily be broken even before it is built. Yet we know trust is the foundation for healthy organizational behavior.
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.
Even if we make a mistake, it’s almost never too late to “try again.”
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.
I need to let God change people and even organizations. He is the potter and we are the clay.
We sometimes wish that everybody else in the church was "just like me," but the things that make us different are actually a blessing.
What happens in your organization when something goes wrong? If you are like most, the first question is often, "Whose fault is it?"
What I’ve learned is that there are two modes we get into as leaders ‒ closed and open. I wouldn’t let anything or anybody get in so everything stayed the same.
Christians can, and should, speak to issues that shape the thoughts, actions, and affections of others. Should we see a person, concept, or trend that is destined to destroy others, we’d be sinfully negligent to not speak to the issue. So the question is not “if” we should speak ‒ we should.
Yes, it’s hard to wait for others to change. But if God patiently waits for us to change, we can also wait for others.
I wonder what descriptive words your people use for you. Do their words match your intentions?
How do you see the people God puts in your path?
Worship is not a concert. It’s not karaoke. Worship is not about us. It’s about God. How do we decide which style is right or best? Is it popular opinion? Does the pastor get to decide? How do we resolve this worship war?
There will be times when I share a verse with someone, but most of the time I’m supposed to wait for God to do the changing.
Leaders see it all the time ‒ employees responding poorly to change initiatives. Maybe a new approach is required ‒ one that acknowledges the resisting forces and, in understanding them, reduces their sway.