Tag: leadership

3 Sure Ways to FAIL as a Spiritual Leader

I believe some leaders are born. Some are made. Some rise to an occasion, seemingly out of nowhere. “Summoned,” I guess one could say. Such was the case with King Jeroboam. In 1 Kings 12:2-3, Jeroboam “stayed in Egypt. But the people summoned him.” He rose to a great opportunity, then ruined it as quickly as he had risen to it.…

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Personality, Position, and Integrity

“The one who lives with integrity lives securely, but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9 Do you know anyone with a big personality? I have several friends whose personalities larger than life. Everywhere they go people are drawn to them like a magnet. What a gift! I thank God for my friends with big personalities. But…

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Leaders are Called to People, Not Products

The imagery of leaders shepherding and caring for their flocks is replete throughout Scripture. Leaders are shepherds. If you shepherd sheep, you probably gain wealth from their wool. If you shepherd goats, your livelihood probably comes from their milk. But it is important for leaders in every capacity to remember that wool and milk are not the greatest things you…

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Leading Messy People

“Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” Proverbs 14:4, ESV Whether you are a pastor, church staff member, employer, team leader at work, or a leader in any other capacity, every person on your team is unique. They all have strengths and they all have weaknesses. Learning to encourage…

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Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge

While I am not in the regular practice of publishing school work on my blog, this particular book is worth the read for any believer. So much of leadership in the contemporary church is more an exercise in futility than biblical principle. I believe that God has called all Christians to leadership on some level. Whether it is positional, influential, or…

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