A list of several practical actions to help leaders build the kind of authentic community that makes leadership personally fulfilling.
I recently resigned from a church that we planted in 1995 and that I pastored for 25 years. It was a huge decision and, while knowing some things going into it, I also learned some things from it.
A leader with a calling from God who is able to translate that calling into a clear, concise, and compelling vision is a leader who motivates others.
In our serious waiting, we need to watch in hope, wait in hope, and pray in hope.
Activity does not always mean productivity and just because you meet doesn’t mean you're accomplishing anything of value.
These things took time and a process in order to come full-circle – the pain of personal growth, the healing after the pain, and the perspective gained in hindsight beyond the healing. And the unnerving and exciting thing is this: God’s still got more to do.
Since the mission of the Church universal is to make disciples of all nations, any church structure should lead to the life transformation of those for whom Christ died.
Because of who He is, in light of who we are, and because we are received by Him, we worship this infinitely other God with hearts full of gratitude and praise!
In his temptation, Jesus understood that not even a legitimate need should be met in illegitimate ways.
Praying these three prayers allows us to seek the activity of God in all this and yet to display deep trust in him to work as he chooses for his glory.