Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: Abide in Jesus Jesus invites us to connect in him; to abide in him. But for many of us, that seems like really hard work. But the good news is if we open ourselves to him, Jesus comes to us. Moment by moment, day by day, God gives his grace to enable us to abide in Jesus. You Need More Margin The busier … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 05/05/18
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.
Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: Stay Connected Would you like to be more loving, more joyful, more at peace, more patient, more kind, more good, more faithful, more gentle, more self-controlled? Then I have the answer! 5 Ways I Ensure I Have a Sabbath As a spiritual leader, it is important I rest. One way to ensure I am following the … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 28/04/18
As a spiritual leader, it is important I rest. Not like our cat, Rosie, who now that she is nineteen, seems to be permanently asleep, except when she's eating! One way to ensure I am following the discipline of rest is to ensure I take a Sabbath day every week.Because my wife Gail is not a Salvation Army officer, and works full time herself, most weeks my Sabbath … [Read more...] about 5 Ways I Ensure I Have a Sabbath
Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: Being a Good Witness Are you a good witness? God calls each Christian to tell everyone his story. But sometimes we don't fully understand his story. We need to spend time in his Word to witness effectively. Building Each Other Up What do you talk about in church? How's your conversation? This … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 21/04/18
I am reminded that the end of the financial year in the United Kingdom is also the time when many appraisals or performance reviews take place, a chance to see whether we have reached our goals. From my past experiences as a lawyer, these could range from affirming and encouraging to toe-curlingly awful!As a Salvation Army officer, I have a couple of months to await … [Read more...] about Goals Setting: One Thing
Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: What's Changed Since Easter So is resurrection power making a difference in your life? A week on from Easter, when you’ve remembered the transforming power of Jesus being raised from the dead, what’s changed in you? In your heart? In your soul? How has what you’ve done this week changed because … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 14/04/18
As spiritual leaders, we are called to follow the Good Shepherd, and care for our flock, our people.Spending Time with People God loves his people, he cares for them, and his agenda for his leaders and pastors is to do the same. We do that in a variety of ways. We lead them. We teach them. We pray for them. We organise things for them.But the bottom line is that we … [Read more...] about Smelling Like Sheep
Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: Prioritising before GodHow do you decide what should take priority on your to do list each day? Are you guided by the "tyranny of the urgent"? or do you ask God what he wants you to prioritise?Living as People of the CrossGood Friday is over for another year. In the light of Jesus' … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 07/04/18
How do you decide what should take priority on your to do list each day? What is your prioritising technique?The Tyranny of the Urgent Like many people, before I became intentional about prioritising, I would be guided by the "tyranny of the urgent" as Charles Hummel describes it. In other words, I allowed other people to control my schedule and what I got done. Perhaps … [Read more...] about Prioritising Before God