The world hungers for and desperately needs institutions that practice forgiveness well enough to train us in failure, that tell the truth and that teach ways of repair. Without such institutions, it is, quite simply, difficult even to breathe.
C. Kavin Rowe
We are experiencing a new day that requires a new kind of leader. This new kind of leader is life-giving.
Many Christian workers make the mistake of assuming that they are earning shares in the ministries they work for through their hard work and dedication. It seems logical. God is the sole owner of the church. Always has been. Always will be. He paid for it with the priceless blood of Christ.
The process of talking and praying about focus groups is challenging, but it is a discussion that can result in good things for God’s glory and Christ’s Gospel.
Leaders should aim to never be a bottleneck in the process of building a healthy and growing organization. Here are seven bottlenecks a leader must avoid.
The world is now talking of “less” in almost every new innovation that is coming on the market.
Something felt, well, wrong about the whole thing. I had gone to him for advice, some professorial counsel about choices that lay before me, as I was nearly finished with my graduate studies. I had options, six options to be exact. And people who have had the fortune of finding themselves with more than one […]
There are two different views on severance or financial support for a fallen ministry leader.
The title varies (e.g., Minister of Music, Worship Pastor, Song Leader, etc.), but the task is generally the same. Here are some of things others have most affirmed about worship leaders, followed by concerns most often raised.
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).
Our lack of self-awareness in life and leadership is often referred to as our “blind spots.”
People often quit when they hit resistance. You might be discouraged and ready to give up. But should you?
In our reshaping day and age of fluid culture, society and Church, what are the truest healthy signs of Christian leadership? At the epicenter of our Christian cultures today, what are the real, timeless essentials that we have to gather around? Are you confident that the culture you’re a part of today is truly biblical?
The effectiveness and health of a team is directly associated with a unified vision.
Be aggressive. Stick to the mission even when it’s hard. And see it through to the end. Reach Gen Z.
Although “Millennials” may be the most studied generation so far in American history, another generation rises among us: Generation Z. Who are they?
Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader. Instead, learn from churches.
Thom S. Rainer
I am primarily called to be faithful not successful. Indeed, God isn’t looking for a perfect heart to make willing but a willing heart to make perfect!
“An idea that’s important to me is, ‘Bloom where you’re planted.’ I’ve become more comfortable recognizing that this is what God calls us to surrender to. God moved me here, gave me the opportunities to do the things I’ve done, and now I get to help influence another generation to use their time, talents, and treasures for His glory.”
In our leadership, in our homes, in our churches, in our businesses and in all our ventures, all of us long to be fruitful. This is the uniquely human, God-given gift of His glory. But the Bible describes the arch-enemy of our spring-time harvest as this thing called sloth and laziness ‒ the temptation for us all to become idlers.