Links for Leaders 10/31/14

Your words carry a tremendous weight for those on your team. And too often, there are important phrases that get left out of our daily meetings, phone conversations, and emails. Here are 5 phrases that ministry leaders need to say more often from Art Rainer. All sorts of factors go into what makes up a […]

6 Nuggets of Wisdom for Leaders

The following is a guest post by Selma Wilson. Selma is one of the vice presidents of LifeWay, leading our B&H Publishing Group. I am honored to serve alongside Selma and consider her to be an incredible leader.  “Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” — Proverbs 15:22 Every leader needs […]

The Most Important Leadership Characteristic

In their landmark leadership book The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner share that the most important leadership characteristic is credibility. Based on extensive research over two decades, they boldly claim that “more than anything, we want leaders who are credible. People must be able to believe in their leaders.” To Kouzes and Posner, […]

Links for Leaders: 10/24/14

Money can be the root of all sorts of evils. At the same time, it’s necessary to provide food, shelter, and plenty of other important things. How do the gospel and money relate? Can we love money and the gospel? Helpful thoughts on money and the gospel from Halim Suh. Christian leadership is difficult sometimes, […]

Do You Lack Vision?

The following is a guest post by Eric Mason. Dr. Eric Mason is co-founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to his role there, he serves as president of Thriving, a ministry dedicated to aiding ethnic minorities to be resourced and trained for ministry to the urban context. Are you one of […]

Links for Leaders 10/17/14

Are you an individualistic leader? Are you too individualistic? How can you know for sure? Matt Perman shares some insight on the LifeWay Church Leaders blog. Most churches admit they need more leaders. Is your church doing everything it can to disciple and develop new, young leaders? Probably not, and Ron Edmondson explains why. Are you aware […]

When Should Leaders Change Their Minds?

The following is a guest post by Dr. Jeff Iorg. Jeff Iorg is president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Seasons of a Leader’s Life, The Painful Side of Leadership, and Unscripted. Iorg, and his wife Ann have three children and live in Mill Valley, Calif. His hobbies include […]