Links about the power of perspective, pastoral attitudes, and more
Refusing accountability means refusing care, development, and credibility.
For alignment to be driven into a culture, values must be seen more than on a wall. They must show up in regular conversations and in training.
Bosses with bad habits, top mistakes young pastors make, and more.
Adrian Rogers is quoted with the pithy statement, “If Satan cannot make you bad, he will make you busy.” There is much wisdom in the statement, as cluttered lives are typically not Christ-centered lives. The Lord encourages us to “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). According to the Lord, there is a connection between being still and knowing Him. When we are continually busy, when we are always grinding out work, our awareness and awe for Him decreases. Many church leaders have wisely encouraged people to slow down, not to sign up for every sport, and not to commit to every extracurricular activity. Ironically, and painfully… [Read More]
The painful paradox of serving on a burned out team: less of an impact while feeling like you are working more.
Bi-vocational pastors are becoming more and more common across the United States. I am actually one myself. Josh Presley wrote a great article for the LifeWay Pastors this week called “7 Reasons Bi-vocational Ministry Is Not Plan B.” This is important, and pastors, this has leadership implications for you. “Leader, if you aren’t taking care of yourself, you can’t continue to lead at the level needed to help your team be successful.” Ron Edmondson shares a piece of leadership wisdom he gleaned from a recent flight. “You have to lead by example,” is a common refrain. It’s a good piece of advice, to be sure. Leaders have a hard time… [Read More]
Genesis 3 and 4 is not about leading a staff or providing leadership to a group of people, but there are implications for us as Christian leaders want to lead others the way God leads us.
Self-awareness, the wheels of effective strategy, and more.
If every believer is a minister, then clearly the role of a ministry leader is to prepare, not to perform.