Here are the top 5 Christian Leadership blog posts on leadership and productivity I read this week, 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 week:
Making it Personal by Ray Evans
“[In your preaching] why not try to replace abstraction headings with more specific applicatory headings? You will find yourselves engaging with your audiences and holding their attention for much longer. For you are now addressing them with God’s word”.
“I’m convinced that the vast majority of leaders whose ministries implode because of a moral failing started on their path by neglecting their relationship with God. Estranged from God’s Spirit, the fruit of self-control eventually withered in their lives. One of the cruel ironies of ministry is that it’s easy to nurture other people’s souls while neglecting your own”.
“Going through the process of a thorough check-up from head to toe is not much fun, but it’s a smart thing to do. My doctor is excellent and very thorough. He starts with my vital signs, does extensive bloodwork, and then checks for things that might indicate a health issue.
It’s a good idea to do the same thing as a leader. It’s best to focus on the positive things that will strengthen your leadership, but it’s also smart to check your habits against a list of things that could hurt you over the long-haul”.
“What is the most attractive quality in a leader? No doubt there are all sorts of ways of answering that, and although some responses are obviously wrong, I don’t think there’s any particular one that is obviously right (other than “Christlikeness” or “love”, which just push the question back a stage: “OK, so what does that look like?”). For years I’ve oscillated between “prayerfulness” and “humility” (which, when you think about it, are two sides of the same coin), with “zeal” and “wisdom” also up there. But more recently I’ve thought about it in a slightly different way, based on the beautiful image in C. S. Lewis’s The Last Battle. The most attractive quality in a leader, I find, is when you discover that the inside is bigger than the outside.”.
“Many pastors have lost their influence and even their jobs because they preached to a fantasy congregation that existed in their heads rather than the people in front of them.
The sermon illustrations didn’t fit the congregation, and in the process, pastors like this lost the opportunity to preach to the people to whom God had called them”.
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?
- Sermon Podcast: New Year, New You | Prayer for a Change (Matthew 6:5-13)
- Sermon Podcast: A New Year, A New You | Faith-full Goal Setting (Hebrews 11:1-40)
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