Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week:
What do you talk about in church? How’s your conversation? This is important, because in order to be the person you long to be, you need to be in an authentic community that lives out right and honest relationships.
As spiritual leaders it is good to ask ourselves, before God, what is our goal in life? We may have many worthy goals. I have come to the conviction that if every Christian leader – myself included – decided simply to be with Jesus, then every other godly goal we might long for would simply fall into place.
And here are the top five articles on spiritual leadership or effectiveness I’ve read this past week:
Dance asks, What if the person who robs you most of the joy of ministry is you? As a recovering perfectionist, I must admit to falling into the traps of legalism, being an overachiever, taking inordinate amounts of time to get things right, and being fearful of being discovered to be incompetent. But hey, as I’m finally learning, no-one’s perfect!
The glare of God’s holiness passes over us all, and while it may not reveal the same things about everyone, it will still reveal everyone. The religious avatars we employ daily to fool people into thinking we are better people than we are get glitchy over time. Wilson helps us to repent and humbly admit any fall before it happens.
In our hectic world of go, Go, GO! it seems difficult to simply find time to sit down and think. I like Nation’s idea of a “thinking hour” each week, amongst some of his other suggestions.
Happy leaders are judged to be 132% more effective than negative leaders. Rockwell challenges us to spend one hour only using language that builds up people and teams. No criticism allowed for one hour.
Here is one of the worst mistakes pastors make in leadership: Allowing a few negative voices to overwhelm us. I have been guilty of this over the years. Ron has some helpful questions to ask ourselves when faced by the critics.
What helpful posts have you read this week? Why not link to them in the comments below?
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