I read an article recently which struck a bunch of chords and resonated with some of the principles which I highly value. The article was an excerpt from Bobby Jamieson's recent book: The Path to Being a Pastor. (High up on my Wishlist at the moment!) So what stood out? Our western culture tries to … Continue reading Be someone worth imitating
Took myself out to Starbucks the other day. It was a reward for meeting one of my habits for 7 consecutive days. With my I brought Clinton's Leadership Emergence Theory book, a small notebook and a pen. This is definitely my preferred way to study. Here is a brief summary of the things I read: … Continue reading Leadership Development and Starbucks!
In my experience of being a Christian within so called “charismatic” churches, I have heard quite a lot about being ‘called’ to church leadership. We talk about someone being ‘anointed’ to lead worship or being set apart by God for leadership in a local church. We might say that God has called us to minister … Continue reading Called or Qualified for Ministry?
We are continuing our Monday studies on Bobby Clinton's: Leadership Emergence Theory. This week we examine four challenges to incorporate in our leadership journey. These really are a springboard from the Six lessons we touched on last month. Will we develop in accordance to the work God is already doing in our lives? As Christians, … Continue reading Four Challenges of Christian Leadership
The first two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. The next two lessons were 3) recognising the importance of leadership selection and development and 4) maintaining a dynamic ministry philosophy. This week we finish looking at Clinton's six leadership lessons. 5) Effective … Continue reading Six Leadership Lessons (Part 3): Sense of Destiny and Lifetime Perspective
The previous two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. We continue now looking at Bobby Clinton's six leadership lessons which seem to appear consistently throughout the lives of many Christian leaders. 3) Effective leaders recognise leadership selection and development as a primary … Continue reading Six Leadership Lessons (Part 2): Training Others and Maintaining a Dynamic Ministry Philosophy
1) Effective Leaders Maintain a Learning Posture Throughout Life It’s easy to learn when we are at the beginning of our journey’s. When we have mentors we admire, respect and seek to emulate. It is a lot harder when we begin to get to grips with the subject ourselves. I’ve found this whilst learning to … Continue reading Six Leadership Lessons (Part 1): Learning and Authority
In a sense every Christian is a leader and every Christian is a follower. We are commissioned to lead people to Jesus and we are commissioned to follow Him. In a sense the question above has so many answers it would be impossible to answer them all in a blog post. We could talk about … Continue reading What is a “Christian Leader”
Peter Drucker, known for much sage advice, has said that: 'Time is inelastic (it can't be stretched), irreplaceable (it can't be replaced or reclaimed), and indispensable (it can't be done without)!' In other words, time is important and how we manage it is also important. In order to manage our time well, it helps to … Continue reading Time Management – 6 Myths