Category Archives: Emerging Leaders

Are you too worried about offending others?

Are there times when we should expect offenses and actually understand them to be appropriate and necessary?  Continue reading

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After 36 years as a pastor

Consider what is perhaps the most important lesson for a Church leader. Continue reading

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Social Justice and the Church

If we live in a political system that allows us to sit at the table to seek the good that leads to laws and policies, we should not neglect such an opportunity and privilege. Continue reading

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A common trait of God’s servants

Write a one paragraph summary of what you learn about a common trait of God’s servants from the examples listed. Continue reading

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Unless you become like little children?

Becoming childlike is not a reference to being “innocent as a child” or having the “simple faith of a child”. So what does it mean? Continue reading

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Threat to team leadership

Sometimes insecure people will choose subtle ways to compete for leadership or to oppose any authority over them.  Continue reading

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For those who counsel others…

Practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading

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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Liabilities in my work

Good words for those who use many words! Continue reading

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Are you a wise and discerning person?

When I began ministry many years ago, a scene out of the life of Solomon greatly influenced me and became my prayer. Continue reading

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