Here’s a round up of the top leadership and productivity posts to read this week, particularly from the top pastor blogs I could find. You’ll also find a summary of this week’s content on www.equippinghispeople.com.
Here are the top five posts to read on leadership or productivity from the top pastor blogs I’ve read this past week:
Chuck says that the best Christian leaders he knows long to hear God, and they engage his Word regularly. They continually have their Bible in their hand and heart. But sometimes, other ministry priorities take over. Chuck lists five consequences when leaders don’t engage with the Bible regularly. This week I have had 7am appointments on three days, and my devotional times have suffered as a result. I am a poorer leader as a result.
My colleague, Captain Pete Brookshaw has written about our need for approval and about suffering from imposter syndrome. He says people can say all kinds of things about you, but that then doesn’t change the truth of who you are. People can make assertions about your work performance. People can talk about your family when you’re not in the room. And through all the noise, there is one truth that I feel like God is screaming out to tell you: You are who I say you are!
Tim challenges us that we are so quick to assume the very best about our own motives and the very worst about others’. He argues it is sinful to assume bad motives; it is sinful to not assume good motives. He reminds me that when I look at other Christians love calls me to assume the best rather than the worst. Out of love for God and our brothers and sisters, we ought to grant them the same mercy, the same grace, the same hope we grant ourselves. It’s content like this that makes Tim’s blog one of the top pastor blogs out there.
Carey’s is another of the top pastor blogs I read. Here he reminds us that church growth should not be driven by a person, a personality, a particular agenda or even survival. Mission should be what drives a church to grow. The mission is bigger than anyone and anything. The church is far less affected by personality when the mission is bigger than any one personality. And most importantly, the true mission of the church resonates because, well, it’s the true mission of the church.
Master These 10 Management Skills to Become a Strong Leader by John Obstander
John argues that as leaders we must be examples of intelligence, wisdom, honesty, commitment and dedication. He outlines ten key management skills that he believes are important to master if you want to become a great leader. I still need to work on quite a few of them.
And why not look at some of the www.equippinghispeople.com posts to read you may not have seen this week:
- Bible Message Podcast | Listening in Weakness (Revelation 3:7-13) – Major Mike Lloyd-Jones
- Bible Message Podcast | All Loved Up! (Revelation 2:1-7) – Major Lisa Lloyd-Jones
- Success through Solitude
- Leadership: No Talent Required
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