Chaotic change is an uninvited guest. Like an unplanned extra person at an already too-small table, everything seems forced. Decisions have to be made before their time. People have to make room, take on new roles, or change habits even while leading.
If you have been a leader for very long, you have heard the question, "Why do we need to change?” In 1967, British Prime…
“When Christ is squeezed from the Body of Christ by our own priorities and agenda as a congregation or through our busyness as leaders or disciples, what is left is little more than a corpse masquerading as a church.”
“More than just building a tower, the people of Babel wanted to build a reputation for themselves. They wanted others to recognize their intelligence and skill and to admire them. Abraham, on the other hand, didn’t seem that interested in making a name for himself. He was happy to follow God, to obey God’s calling, and to entrust his reputation to God. God took care of Abraham’s reputation and made his name great.”
I have often thought when hearing of another nose-dive from ministry, “not him?” but underlying that has been a naive attitude that has assumed that it won’t ever be me.
If I agree that the gifts described in Ephesians 4:11 emphasize living outside of the church's internal life, I must accept responsibility for my gifting. What…
As clergy, we preach, we teach, we pray, we visit the sick, and we know the word, but how does this apply to ourselves?
I have something that compels me, that pushes me, that won’t let me go.
What will distinguish your leadership from others’ in the years ahead? Your ability to continuing developing yourself.
Here’s the secret, leaders. This is what separates the crazy from the courageous.