This excerpt from Whole-Life Generosity Devotional by GenerousChurch guides us to a more biblical understanding of our citizenship in heaven.
We need to enjoy a daily, vital contact with our Heavenly Father – in this fellowship is true life! Learn more with this excerpt from In Him Was Life, by Malcolm Webber
Everyone struggles with something and that’s okay – as long as we recognize that there is Someone much stronger than we are Who can help us overcome any sinful weakness or issue that we are dealing with if we allow Him to do it.
To be effective a leader must delegate many responsibilities, as well as – whenever possible – the necessary decision-making authority. However, there are two critical areas that uniquely require the leader’s personal attention: vision and leader development.
I still remember the first worship service I attended more than 40 years ago. I understood very little of it, as I was not yet a believer. Over the last several decades, though, here are some things I’ve learned about worship.
We take a deep dive into the emotional life of a Christian leader.
We are all faced by the great uncertainty of the future. A colleague told me that planning has now been reduced to what can be done in the next three days, instead of planning for the months to come.
Do you have difficulty stewarding your financial resources? This holistic design will help.
Sometimes life moves quickly like fast-moving traffic. Sometimes we make a wrong turn and get stuck in a life traffic-jam, and then choose to stay there. We aren’t caring for others because we are too busy coddling ourselves. We are (and are choosing to be) ineffective in God’s Kingdom.
Leaders have the responsibility to remember that their words can slice and dice, and their actions can wound the best of followers. Because humans are fallible, these kinds of wounds will happen. Whatever the leader does after the confrontation or a misspoken, hurtful word illustrates the caliber of character the leader possesses.
As leaders we cast vision. The problem is that we can easily cast visions from our own minds, not the mouth of the Lord (Jer. 23:16).
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According to Jesus, the Kingdom of God is like a growing seed. What does that mean?
I met an older couple at the hospital when I was doing hospital ministry. The husband happily told me that he and his bride had been married for 69 years. He teared up as he told me about his special lady. He still sounded so in love with her. I asked him what their secret was to such a long marriage. He immediately answered, “Love [...]
Efforts to implement change are more likely to succeed if a leader understands and responds well to resistance. An excerpt from Understanding Change, by Malcolm Webber.
If you had to boil it down to two qualities that you really need in a pastor, what would they be? We all have personal preferences but here are two indispensable qualities that form the essence of a leader.
Suffering is not limited to leaders; we all are called by God to endure adversity.
If you’re a leader, everything you’ve been doing has already been building your organizational culture – whether you’re aware of it or not, and whether you’ve been building the culture you’d like to have or not.
Change is all about planning and action – or so we think. I’m learning that it is much deeper than that.
Do you have trouble forgiving others? This holistic design will help.