Taking care of ourselves is an intentional act of good stewardship. We are the only gift we have to offer other people. Self-care gives others permission to do the same without feeling guilty. The Bible describes our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. We need to look after that temple.
Dr. Stanley Arumugam
I had been praying “God, get me outta here,” but God had a plan I did not understand. He took us deeper into the situation instead of bringing us out!
2014 was the hardest and darkest year in my life. Christmas 2013, I was diagnosed with burn-out. I had to stop work completely. This was incredibly difficult. I was so used to being busy, to having my head filled with stuff, to be carrying on. I have always done so much in my own strength, relying on my own insight. But this proved [...]
Can any of us be living through this pandemic without believing God has a message for us in the midst of it?
I’m kind of a slow learner, and I still have a ways to go. So I’ll just keep climbing those stairs, one step at a time.
The Bible is not a self-help book given to us to help us become better people, better leaders, or better at whatever it is we attempt. If it is about leadership, it is about God’s rule and reign and His relentless pursuit of people.
Barnabas, the “son of encouragement,” demonstrates mentoring in some ways we might find surprising. Dr. David Goodman examines five qualities in this gifted mentor’s ministry, for each of us to emulate (including, possibly needing to kiss a few frogs).
Change only occurs when someone, somewhere takes responsibility for a situation.
Leaders who build leaders should themselves be involved in the daily responsibilities of leadership. They should not teach in some artificial environment removed from the real world.
Watch your pronouns. It might just make you a better leader!
Some folks are wrestling with/questioning the concept of “ministry calling” today, and I want to be fair to them. Here, at least from my studies, are some of their questions and concerns.
We must first teach our students to pursue service, and watch their influence and leadership naturally expand as a result. When we choose to serve, everything else seems to fall into place.
While there are external reasons that churches begin to move the wrong direction, the majority of time it’s much closer to home. So in no order, here are some things I’ve seen church leaders do to unknowingly lead their churches towards being stuck.
Living with a bias toward action is essential to personal growth, and the personal growth of leaders is the basis for growth in any organization.
Change is a necessary part of leadership, so what are the principles for leading a healthy change process?
No one admits to being racist. Yet it may surprise you how many people actually are. And how about you? Is there a racist bone in your body? And, if so, what should you do about it?
Christian leadership is as transformational to us as it is to those we are called to lead.