(Part 1) Lights Along the Way

(Part 1) Lights Along the Way

During my life there have been several “special someones” whose thoughts, insights, and encouragement have shaped my ministry in profound ways. One such someone is G. Campbell... Read More »
Dedication, dedication, dedication

Dedication, dedication, dedication

Have you ever been called compulsive or obsessive? These terms are generally used in a less than flattering light to describe someone who has a psychological disorder. But when some of... Read More »
Relationships, relationships, relationships

Relationships, relationships, relationships

A church board that works well together as a team requires a combination of love and trust. But that doesn’t just happen. It takes time together and open communication. The board... Read More »
Selection, selection, selection

Selection, selection, selection

A key ingredient for healthy pastor and board relationships is that the right people be placed in the right spots. This may sound simplistic, but selecting the right leaders is vitally... Read More »
Board Relationships

Board Relationships

Over the next few days, Pastoral Coach and Associate Bible Teacher Knute Larson will be leading our conversation around the topic of relationships and church leadership. Knute will... Read More »
The Course

The Course

Two elements characterized Paul’s outlook: There was a course to be run and a task to be done. He knew his task—to testify solemnly of the grace of God—but as to his course he... Read More »
What Does Leadership Mean?

What Does Leadership Mean?

Leadership means being lower than all, washing their feet, being their “servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor. 4:5).  It means preferring others, furthering their causes, seeking... Read More »
Embracing Our Right To Be Wronged

Embracing Our Right To Be Wronged

On Wednesday, David Roper helped us to think about some issues related to power and authority. He challenged us to consider the model of Christ—One who possessed all authority yet... Read More »
Authority

Authority

The question of authority is a good one to raise, particularly when someone’s claim seems inflated. It’s one thing to assert authority; it’s another to possess it.  Unauthorized... Read More »
Leadership

Leadership

Leadership. For most of us it’s a loaded term and a vague concept. While the word itself enjoys almost universal recognition, its meaning, depending on who is using it and in what... Read More »
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