Jesus models for us a letting go of control, earthly power, and reputation. He empties Himself at the cross, trusting in the goodness and love of the Father. God intends that we follow the same path. Yet, in situations both the large and small, we find this incredibly difficult. Why?
Yet another urban legend: According to news reports, Lucky, a German shepherd guide-dog for the blind, has so far been responsible for the deaths of all four of his previous owners.
John Owen strongly challenged: “Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.” Overcoming temptation is active, not passive. Here are three temptations leaders must fight against daily.
God’s love hadn’t looked over the years how I expected it to, and this failed unspoken expectation had opened a door for me to believe a lie about God’s very character.
I’ve often heard people say you can’t measure discipleship. I don’t know if that’s true. Granted, it’s still going to be subjective, as is this post, but I believe the Bible gives us clear indications someone has been discipled.
A lot of people are very fearful of trying to bring discernment into management decisions. But our own intellect may not be enough in making decisions.
Exemplary leaders accomplish great things by enabling others to take ownership of and responsibility for the organization’s success.
How to form Christians today is unclear.
There must be a balance between vision and performance, between leadership and management, and between change and continuity.
Leaders do not follow where the path may lead; they go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.
Make no mistake, this mournful heart condition that He forms in us, of longing for the things of Christ to be seen and established and over all, is indeed blessed: not a selfish cocktail of leadership insecurity and lime-light grabbing tendency; not a bunch of immature responses of the flesh to the people we’re called to love and the [...]
Giving advice is a tricky task. A lot of times people aren’t actually searching to hear what you have to say about a given situation. They want you to listen so they can think out loud. Occasionally, someone will open up and vulnerably ask for your opinion on a situation. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind if you find yourself in [...]
If we want a different story to begin to unfold for us today, then we must understand two very important truths about our life with Christ. In this battle God secured the final victory, and God provides everything we need for daily victory.
The call to mission bids us entry into our own pain, to engage with our own brokenness and wounds that have remained untended. The call is not enough.
Kevin Cashman lists several questions that can help reveal where our leadership strengths lie. In this article, these five questions have been adapted. I suggest reading these questions slowly and reflectively every day for the next five days.
Since leaders are always pushing ahead into unchartered realms, they must be prepared to take intelligent, calculated risks.
Successful church leaders naturally think differently than the majority of church leaders. It’s one of the things that set them apart. The good news is you can learn to think just like them. Here are five ways successful church leaders think differently.