Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week:
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Going on holiday is a major key to productivity and effectiveness. But many people wear not taking their full annual leave allocation like a badge of honour. But there are at least three good reasons why I have taken my full annual leave allocation every year for as long as I can remember.
And here are the top five articles on spiritual leadership or effectiveness I’ve read this past week:
Green says you must realise as a preacher that your task is actually infinitely beyond you, because you’re not giving a standing ovation TED talk. You’re supposed to raise the dead. Prayer is a non-negotiable. But that aside, experiences does count for something. Even though he allocates the same total number of hours, he does not use them in the same way. Experience has taught him where he can improve.
Chasing a Title or Carrying a Towel by Costi Hinn
Is leadership simply climbing a ladder of power, to eventually be a shot-caller? Hinn recognises the church does need greatness to live out its purpose in Christ, but in God’s eyes, great leaders are great servants.
Pastor: Struggle to Get the Most Out of Your Day? 5 Steps to Change That by Brandon Kelley
The task list, as you know, can go on and on. If you feel like you struggle to get the most out of your day, Kelley understands. With these moving parts and constant shifts, progress can seem impossible to obtain. But …There is a way. There is a way to get more out of your day. It takes intentionality. It takes grit. And it takes a willingness to be biblical about the way we do ministry.
3 Things You Must Do With Every Point You Make In Your Sermons by Lane Sebring
How do we develop sticky points that land on people in powerful ways? Sebring suggests doing at least three things with every point you make in your sermons.
Building A Culture by Shawn Lovejoy
Culture is the invisible, often intangible makeup of our beliefs and behaviors. Culture is ultimately what makes everything tick. Culture is what makes us magnetic and attractive as an organisation. Lovejoy looks at ways we can we build the culture we want to build.
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