There are many leadership mistakes we make as pastors. I’m certain I make one nearly everyday.
This post is only about one mistake. One of the worst.
And, frankly, I’m as guilty of this one as anyone. I think most of us are prone to making this mistake. In any realm [...] Continue Reading…
I came close to titling these “essential” skills, but I knew that was unfair. God can and does work through all different types of people. But, He has appointed some to be leaders, some teachers, etc. And, I know this from my experience working with and hearing from dozens [...] Continue Reading…
Core :: Romans 4 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
I wrote a post recently encouraging Christians to be less mean — especially online. It was called “When Did Christians Become So Mean?”
It seems to me, we’ve lost some of our civility when it comes to what we post on social media. We are quick to blast a company [...] Continue Reading…
I was interviewed recently for a leadership podcast. One of the questions took me by surprise at first. I have been interviewed for this type of thing many times and so answers usually come fairly easily. They didn’t this time. At least to this question.
What has been your [...] Continue Reading…
Leadership and the Bible
The more I write about leadership and the church the more my critics say I shouldn’t.
You knew I have critics, right?
I get push back for focusing so much on leadership on this blog. It’s like I’m being blasphemous. Like pastor and leader shouldn’t go [...] Continue Reading…
I have a pet peeve about leadership. Actually lots.
But, this one is especially strong.
I have a pet peeve against controlling leadership.
I hate it. It’s so counter-productive to progress. It holds the team back from reaching it’s full potential. It stifles leaders. It never builds healthy teams.
And, the fact is [...] Continue Reading…
Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. 1 Samuel 19:1
David was minding his own business one day, tending sheep, when God called him to be a king. Talk about a God moment.
He didn’t ask to be king, but God said he was the one. [...] Continue Reading…
One of the responsibilities of a leader is to be consistently looking forward for the organization. A leader has to continually be asking the question: What’s next? That’s a critical key to continued growth of the organization.
The problem for me comes with the immediate demands on my time. The now cliché statement [...] Continue Reading…
John Chapter One shares helpful insight into the leadership of Jesus.
I’ve written previously about Jesus’ leadership style.
12 Leadership Principles of Jesus I admire
Leadership Under Stress — The Jesus Model
In John Chapter One, I saw three more principles.
When Jesus began to organize a team, He used practices which maybe helpful [...] Continue Reading…