Category Archives: Qualifications for leadership

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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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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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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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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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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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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Preparing new leaders for helping others

How can we protect new leaders from learning too much by trial and error?
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A word to Christian leaders and counselors

It would be impossible to adequately prepare young leaders for handling the many issues encountered in ministry today. Continue reading

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