We need all 10 emotions in our “bag of hope” if we’re going to be effective.
Brady Boyd: "No matter how hard I try, I will always be tempted to measure my success by attendance numbers."
What you think about your preaching while preparing your message might be just as important as the words you say when you deliver it.
God tends to show up in churches where there is repentance, grace and spiritual health.
Don’t just post the good stuff that’s going on in your life. It’s OK to express sadness, anger and frustration.
Ron Edmondson: "If you want to be a great leader, find ways to avoid practicality."
"After much prayer and reflection, I have made a private decision I need to make public here today."
Sexual intimacy might not be your first thought when thinking of leadership skills, but it’s a great way to test your faithfulness in the small things.
"Nothing creates excitement and expectation like continually focusing everything on the One who is worthy of all this excitement, Jesus."
Alan Danielson offers an "indispensable" list of tips for top-level leaders in the church today.
Every time we post, we risk hurting others and ourselves.
We don’t have to be Jedi-master evangelists to be agents of the gospel among those we know best.
We are given the Lord’s standard for our behavior. But knowing the weaknesses of humans, the Lord also built in a fail-safe plan for dealing with our failures.
The line between whiner and leader is optimism.
Without a penny to waste in most mission budgets, we need good practices and healthy relationships with our missionaries.
Our event should have taken 10 months to plan—but we only had two months to pull it off.
Unlike the power-hungry ways of the world, “leadership” in the church is always framed in terms of servanthood or building others up.
Pastor Churck Lawless: "You are proclaiming the most significant message in the world. Thus, those of us who do this work must be open to evaluation."
What about those weaknesses that are common to man: the sins which arise out of our struggle with the flesh and with humanness?
"Why" demands and answer. Why deals in theories, ideas and concepts.