As a leader, you need regular times for review and reflection to ensure you stay on top of your goals and priorities. An end of year review process helps. I love this time of year. It's Christmas, of course. A chance to celebrate. An opportunity to spend valuable time with family and friends. But it's also an opportunity for me to slow down. I take the time to reflect on … [Read more...] about End of Year Review Process
Christian Leadership Articles
Christian leadership articles to equip you to discover the marks of Christian leadership and explore what characteristics and traits are needed to become an effective and inspirational Christian leader.
You may be a Christian leader of many years' experience, in which case, these Christian leadership articles may serve as a reminder of what God continues to call you to. Or you may be just starting out in Christian leadership. If so, I pray these Christian leadership articles will inspire and equip you as you discover what being a Christian leader means for you.
I pray these articles will strengthen your sense of calling - the sense that your work (whether the clearly "spiritual" work of preaching and pastoral care, for example, and the more "mundane" work like administration) all has meaning and purpose. They will remind you that Christian leadership is demonstrated mainly through our attitudes and behaviour.
As we head towards the end of the year, here are five questions every leader should ask themselves before 2020. The New Year Approaches I love the New Year. It always seems like a new slate. If this year has gone badly in any way, then the new year gives me the opportunity for a fresh start. The new year is a chance to step back and take stock. So here are five … [Read more...] about 5 Questions Every Leader Should Ask Themselves before 2020
Here are some leadership and productivity blog posts I have come across recently. Recovering the Priority of Personal Holiness by Alistair Begg "I fear that personal holiness is not a priority within the church — even among its leaders — as it was in the days of the Puritans. Many ministers are often nowadays more concerned with visual growth and success than with … [Read more...] about Weekend Leadership & Productivity Blog Posts Roundup
When it comes to stress in Christian ministry, Christmas is the time of year it hits the most. But there are two reasons why we shouldn't brag about it. I was prompted to write this post by two colleagues who tweeted that for many pastors, stress in Christian ministry, particularly at Christmas appeared to be a badge of honour for some. One suggested that acting as if … [Read more...] about Pastor, don’t brag about how busy you are this Christmas
Here are some leadership and productivity blog posts I have come across recently. Leader, Deal with Your Defective Sense of Self by Lane Cohee "The identity message for the disquieted leader—whether driven by shame or pride—is the same. We need to begin the daily, even hourly, practice of training ourselves to stop listening to our own voice—and start listening to … [Read more...] about Weekend Leadership & Productivity Blog Posts Roundup