Category Archives: Leadership

10 attributes of good preaching

A great model for preaching that could restore dignity and power to many pulpits! 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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Double-Tongued 

Since gossip is the native language of the modern church, the qualification is as important today as it was 2,000 years ago. 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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How does God lead us?

Does God speak directly to us?
Does God use inner promptings?
How do circumstances relate to God’s leading? 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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You thought you were serving God

We set ourselves against God if we wrongly convince ourselves and others that… Continue reading

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