From the 22nd to the 27th of August I read through the book of Titus. Below are some of the things which struck me whilst reading: Areas for Growth 1:7 Whenever I read lists of requirements for elders, overseers, deacons etc in the New Testament my ears perk up. Deep within my soul, I really … Continue reading Highlights from Titus
From the 1st August to 11th, I have been reading through the book of 1 Timothy. Here are a few of the things that have stood out to me: Stewardship > Speculations 1:4 Paul warns Timothy about being bogged down by myths and genealogies which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is … Continue reading Highlights from 1 Timothy
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 thinking recently, I’ve been encouraged to reflect on leaders that I have known or seen in the past, who evidenced Spiritual Authority. (This is part of the Leadership mandate - Hebrews 13:7-8). What did these leaders have in common: 1) Intimacy with Jesus. Probably first and foremost, what attracted me to each of … Continue reading Understanding Spiritual Authority
Each culture and sub-culture will have a slightly different definition of what constitutes a ‘learning posture’. In my neck of the woods, I think reading is characteristic of learning. For some it will be taking online video courses, listening to podcasts. For others it will look like a regular conversation with a wise mentor. We … Continue reading A Learning Posture
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
Hebrews 13:7 and 8 give us a mandate for all Christians in regards to their relationship with their leaders. "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." As Christians we … Continue reading What is the Leadership Mandate?