As believers, we are made kings and priests because of our relationship to God. Let’s look at some of the kingly qualities that characterize Christian leaders, as well as every believer.
Today I’m going to look at “leadership capacity” as a function of strength – strength to carry the responsibilities that we feel called to shoulder.
God doesn’t impose on any leader the need to acknowledge Him as the source of their leadership abilities or gratitude for placing them in that position.
The burden of ministry is that ministry is never over. Those in ministry leadership never punch a clock. Caring for people is never done. Shepherding others is never done because their sanctification is never done.
By checking in on the emotional health of her staff and creating spaces for celebration and hope in the midst of the heaviness, Ann stewards her relationships with her staff and their relationships with the patients they care for.
Meaningful time with God can be found in the Sabbath moments that punctuate our day – if we are willing to look for them and treat them in that way. How do we best consecrate these islands of solace in our seas of tumult? I suggest we have ready a one-minute prayer.
Amid everything else Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age attempts to accomplish, at its base, it helps the spiritual leader see that our modern society has come to embrace “self-sufficient humanism.”
God is searching for those who will be intercessors, for those who can actually change life’s situations and people through their fervent, upright prayers.
When people are well-fed with a feast of the goodness of God, then they are well-served by their worship leaders, and well-prepared to stand and open their mouths to declare His praise.
We, the church leaders, teach so many truths such as salvation, victorious Christian life, worship, prayer, evangelism, giving to the Lord etc., to our congregations, but do we teach them the fear of God?
The devil hates prayer. Our own flesh does not naturally love it. Therefore, it does not come full-born and complete and passionate from the womb of our heart. It takes ever renewed discipline.
The big deal Jesus made about gratefulness in the one leper (and the lack thereof in the nine), points to the high value He places on a grateful heart. I believe leaders above all should evidence a grateful heart. Evaluate your level of gratefulness against these three gratefulness indicators.
This wonderful gift from God has brought joy and gladness into my life and has spared me from unimaginable pain and suffering. Yet I have never heard a message preached on it.
Are you suffering today? Run to Jesus, your sympathetic High Priest. Unlike politicians, He really does feel your pain and He really can give you exactly what you need.
God is always blessing us, always extending new mercies to us, always stimulating us to new gratitude, so we can always “sing like never before.”
If a leader begins a day in chaos, the entire day will likely be chaotic. Instead, a leader should begin the day with his/her affections set on the Lord and with the mind focused on what is most important.
Are you investing in the life of someone spiritually younger than you? Know that the young women in your church want, and need, you to be.
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 up as clearly and as audibly as at the moments when I said I didn’t want the job anymore. And He explains to me, you don’t write the job description. I do that.”
Reflection can be tough. Even though I had a great year, there are challenges I face daily. I have to make daily decisions to overcome my fears of abandonment and broken trust.
The potential ramifications of failure or success weigh on leaders daily, which isn’t so bad, until the fog rolls in. Here are five pieces of leadership wisdom from Scripture that can guide you when it feels too unclear to move forward.