Category Archives: Leadership

Relevance with accuracy

Let’s not acquiesce to trendy terms if their popular meanings could lead people into misunderstandings of God’s revealed word. Continue reading

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How does God lead His people?

Knowing and doing the will of God matters to those who know God. How to know God’s will is not always so easy. Continue reading

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Antagonist alert (13 red flags)

The presence of one or more red flags does not guarantee that you are dealing with an antagonist. But it will give you fair warning to exercise caution. Continue reading

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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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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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