Here are the top 5 blog posts for Christian Leaders on leadership and productivity I read this week, along with some posts from here you might have missed.
Here are the top 5 blog posts for Christian leaders on leadership or productivity that I’ve read this past week:
January 30: Ten Things In Harold Hill’s ‘Saved To Save And Saved To Serve’ (part 6) by Stephen Court
Stephen pulls out some interesting points from this book of perspectives on Salvation Army history. In this post, Harold Hill questions The Salvation Army’s cultural adaptation around the world. It’s got me thinking!
Don’t confuse important things for the chief thing and act like it is the only thing by Stephen Kneale
Stephen’s final paragraph is so good, I will let it speak for itself:
The point I am making is this: how we answer the dual question ‘what is the church and its mission?’ will affect just about everything we do as a church thereafter. If we answer that question sloppily, we will find priorities that scripture demands of the church go by the wayside as we overemphasise one over another. If we don’t know what the church is, or who is supposed to belong and how, how the church ought to be structured or what the church ought to be about, we will quickly find ourselves doing all sorts of things scripture doesn’t demand, and ignoring others that it does, because we have insisted on a particular priority at the expense of all others.
I have been thinking and praying about being more aware of God in my day. So I was pleased when this popped into my “inbox” this week. A journal of Richard’s 1979 attempts to listen more carefully to God. I empathise with many of his thoughts during that time. The article has encouraged me to journal my thoughts and prayers better too.
David argues that the difference between a good day and a bad day is often 3-5 productive and healthy choices made at decisive moments. He lists five of his (which might mean he needs to change the title of his post!). I can identify with almost of all of them, and I am reflecting on how to encourage myself to make good and healthy choices at those points in my day.
Tim makes some good points about congregational singing in a (small) local church. Singing is an act of community, and it is made extra special by personally knowing the people who make up that community. As a Christian leader, I can say I am often moved by looking down from the lectern and seeing people who, knowing their current circumstances, really mean what they’re singing.
Looking Back: Full Focus Planner in my setting
The Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt is the best productivity tool I have added to my locker in many years. This is the third post in a three-part series.
And why not look at some of the www.equippinghispeople.com posts to read you may not have seen this week:
- Christian Leadership: Why Me?
- Links to Equip Christian Leaders – 28/09/18
- Tips for Handling Church Problems at Christmas (and any other time)
- Links to Equip Christian Leaders – 12/10/18
- Links to Christian Blogs to Read – 07/12/18
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