We are not called by God merely to promote values, but we are called to promote a Person – the Lord Jesus!
What is an area where you have to give up your fear of failure?
Most changes we contemplate and enact aren’t poorly designed. When change goes sideways it’s likely due to poor presentation and communication. We can’t forget that our people love yesterday; yesterday is safe. Tomorrow is scary. Let’s consider forging the link rather than emphasizing it.
As faithful stewards of all that has been entrusted to us by God, we owe it to those we lead to prove ourselves ‒ and them ‒ free of these assumptions.
Worship leading in real life isn’t all that glamorous. It’s a weekly exercise in humility, servant-hood, leadership, patience, direction-giving, fire-extinguishing, and sometimes crisis managing, with a little bit of music thrown in.
So, who is this man called to plant a church? Likely, he is nothing more than a follower of Jesus, called by God to “go” with nothing more than a vision that can only come from God. But when it comes down to it, he is just someone being obedient to the will of God, and really, that is all that matters.
We were working with 25 Mothers’ Union community development coordinators from across South Africa. As part of our training, my co-facilitator performed a monologue of how it must have felt to be the woman who encountered Jesus at the well (John 4).
I love Logos Bible Software and, when I’m writing, I use it every day. So, when Logos offered to send me an advance copy of the latest and greatest version – Logos 10 in return for an honest review, I jumped at the chance.
If you’ve ever had to raise money as a church planter or cross-cultural missionary, you know how awkward writing support letters can be.
Here is what your missionaries will not tell you in their newsletters or at your church mission conference. Here is a little of the dark side of missions.
Like the commands in Scripture to love, forgive and serve, the instruction to give thanks does not depend on one’s feelings. It is something we are called to do whether we feel like it or not. In this way gratitude is a discipline.
What will the “Last Days” look like, according to the Bible? Find out in this excerpt from Things to Come by Malcolm Webber!
How do you set priorities in the face of overwhelming requests for help?
The effectiveness and health of a team is directly associated with a unified vision.
The combination of youth and experience can take new ground for the Gospel, but first, “more experienced” leaders might want to check out 11 characteristics I have observed from my generation.
God, in everything, carries out the plan of His will. Can we trust Him as leaders?
As you pour so much of who you are into worship, make sure you frequently pause and remember its purpose.
How do we not constantly compare our circumstances to others’ when everywhere we look, every form of media we engage and virtually everything in our consumer society is designed to make us discontent?
Knowing the thoughts and trends of potential churchgoers is not bad in itself. Yet how much attention and how quickly churches are apt to change their approaches to living out the gospel in light of such knowledge is tragic.