Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week:
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder where the time has gone? Do you look at your to-do list and wonder why it’s not gotten any shorter? One of the biggest culprits in my life is distraction, and one major source of it is technology. Here’s how I currently deal with the problem.
And here are the top five articles on spiritual leadership or effectiveness I’ve read this past week:
6 Questions for the Grumpy Pastor by Daryl Crouch
Crouch says the grumpy, reluctant leader, who dutifully carries out the assignment is not faithful. The leader who works hard, but complains about the work is not godly. The church leader who serves grudgingly rather than cheerfully dishonors God, distorts His mission, and multiplies a destructive influence throughout the congregation. So if you think you might be a grumpy leader, consider these six questions.
By the way, I’m truly sorry for the time when I have been a grumpy pastor.
Should a Pastor be Accessible 24-7? by Charles Stone
Accessibility. An issue that probably every pastor struggles with. Should we make ourselves accessible around the clock or should we not? Here are Charles’s thoughts and some helpful practices.
The Secret to Inspiring Others! Yes, There is a Secret. by Kurt Bubna
To inspire someone is to motivate them and spur them on to something incredible. So what’s the secret? Bubna keeps it short and simple.
5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Church is Geared to Insiders, Not Outsiders by Carey Nieuwhof
Nieuwhof admits that you can’t ignore the needs of your members, but there’s a strange paradox that’s true about spiritual maturity: the best way to become spiritually mature is to stop focusing on your needs and begin focusing on Christ and others. Some church leaders drown in the sink-hole of trying to satisfy the escalating demands of their unpleasable members while they watch the real mission go up in flames.
There are plenty of people who are more than happy to criticise just about anything – especially from the comfort of hiding behind a fake social media name. The question is, how do we respond? Do we ignore it? Here’s a few thoughts that might help.
What helpful posts have you read this week? Why not link to them in the comments below?
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