Here are the top 5 Christian Leadership blog posts on leadership and productivity I read this past fortnight, along with some posts from here you might have missed.
Here are the top 5 Christian leadership blog posts on leadership or productivity that I’ve read this past fortnight:
I am convinced there is increasing value in self-curation and a growing necessity for it. It’s time to escape from the algorithm, at least in those areas that matter most to the good life and the Christian faith. Sure, we can let the algorithm work its magic while we browse for books on Amazon or look for entertainment on YouTube. But when we want to be equipped, edified, and informed, we need to take responsibility.
There’s nothing wrong with advertising, per se. Using social media, print ads, handouts or other means to let people know about your church or its events can be very helpful. But advertising can’t be a substitute for evangelism. At best, advertising can support evangelism. But evangelism, not advertising, must be at the core of every church’s strategy for reaching new people.
Ten Things From Commissioner Charles Baugh On Changes In The Salvation War In First Half Of The Twentieth Century, And A Major Prophecy, In The 1951 Officer Magazine by Major Stephen Court
Commissioner Charles Baugh writing in 1951: “Some day there will also come a revulsion on the part of individual Salvationists from the things that matter not to the things that matter. Who can say where such a movement shall start, or with whom? But there may come forth such a person, probably with life still before him, who will leave entirely to the providential care of his Heavenly Father all such questions as career, and rank, and money, and stats, and even of the care of family, to go forth – not as a critic or in denunciation – but bathed in the love of God and baptized by His Holy Spirit. That one will be multiplied many times and in many lands, and their message will not fall on ears that are heavy. For the breezes are blowing and mighty days are coming. The Army is still in its beginnings.”
Ten Things From Catherine Bramwell-Booth And Arnold Brown In 1950s Editions Of The Officer On Warfighting Purpose And Empowerment by Major Stephen Court
General Arnold Brown on the Prayer Meeting: “The purpose of every prayer meeting is to bring Calvary to life for the sinner and Pentecost to life for the believer”.
Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth on bureaucracy and Orders & Regulations: “The Salvation Army was organised to fit with victory, to cope effectively with filled Mercy Seats, with varying groups of activity, to absorb continual supply of converts. Sometimes I hear comrades speak with a groan in their voice about being ‘over organised’ but, if they were dealing with man instead of a few, the organisation would be found necessary and helpful, and no longer a more or less formal grouping of the same handful of people”.
I don’t think I know a single leader who hasn’t struggled with working too many hours. And I know far too many who never take a full day off. While I think overwork will always be a struggle for most driven people (it has been for me), I think it’s a rising epidemic for most leaders. So how do you change that?
And why not look at some of the www.equippinghispeople.com posts to read you may not have seen this past fortnight:
- Top 5 Christian Leadership Blog Posts I Read This Week – 08/02/19
- Top 5 Christian Leadership Blog Posts I Read This Week – 12/04/19
- Top 5 Christian Leadership Blog Posts I Read This Week – 05/04/19
- Top 5 Christian Leadership Blog Posts I Read This Week – 15/02/19
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