Conflict is unavoidable in relationships. Conflict isn’t necessarily sinful or destructive, but it can be depending on what we do with it. Jesus outlines a clear, specific, and workable process in Matthew 18.
Are you in a season of transition? Maybe you sense God’s call toward the next steps into the “more” He has for you. In the discovering phase ‒ we seek to hear and understand God’s purpose for the next season of our lives.
Many times, we know exactly what we should do, what we should say in a situation, what God wants us to do with our lives or a situation, but then we don’t do or say those things. Here are some simple ways to begin seeing God speak and move in your life and stop resisting His voice.
While it may not be easy, leaders need to get clear about what is life-giving for them, and then they need to prioritize this on their calendars. Pause for a minute and think of a job-related activity that is life-giving.
Jesus’ purpose is to build His Church. That must be our purpose: to work in the building of His Church.
“How do I confront my leader?” Because God uses confrontation to mature us and develop us and because a life without confrontation is a life without growth, it is an important question. But it is also a dangerous question.
Don’t start big. Start small. Concentrate on one bite of the elephant at a time.
Here are five ways that illustrate how leaders really do see things differently.
Many times as leaders, it feels like we are giving everything to try to help others without getting much in return. It seems so unfair!
An update on my garden, and on areas I need to grow in personally.
Leadership, at its best, inspires others toward what is true and beautiful. How do good leaders stay on track?
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28. Ministry hinges on leaders, but effective leaders are few and precious and many effective leaders fall. But before they fall, they burn out.
Missionaries are like the church’s Special Forces, right? They go into enemy territory, sometimes covertly, tearing down walls for Jesus. They have special training, preparing them to serve in the darkest places around the globe. Missionaries are on the front lines of the Kingdom of Heaven, right? I’m sorry, but no.
Knowing God’s ways means being fully invested in God’s kingdom and fully surrendered to kingdom values.
An organization has three primary stages of its life cycle, and leaders are responsible to focus on all of them.
I want Christ, but I too often want Him as a kind of quantifiable spiritual asset, as something I can always check to be sure of just as I can check my bank account balance or my cholesterol level. I want what God has promised, but I want power of attorney to execute those promises when I’ve determined I need them. That’s not what the [...]