Category Archives: Leadership

Unless you change and become like little children

Becoming childlike is not a reference to being “innocent as a child” or having the “simple faith of a child”. Jesus is exposing… 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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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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Church: belonging and removal

Is it possible to be so casual about what it means to belong to a Church that belonging loses its effectiveness and removal becomes irrelevant? Continue reading

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3 approaches to leadership and parenting

Some relationships are difficult because we approach them using the wrong method of communication. Effective approaches to communication vary with different people and situations. Three approaches are helpful to consider. Directive Consulting Free-Rein Our goal should be to identify the … 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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After 33 years as a pastor…

After 33 years as a pastor (32 in the same church), I know by experience that the life of a pastor is a continual reminder that God put His “treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power … Continue reading

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