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:
“If the preacher is not somewhat nervous before they stand to preach the Word they are not rightly reckoning what is at stake in the preaching moment. If the preacher’s response to their nervousness is to retreat from it by hiding behind their notes and robotically parceling out what they have written then they are also failing to reckon with what is at stake in the preaching moment. We preach to people, not mannequins or abstractions”.
“Most churches “start slowly” in the new year, meaning those huge crowds at Christmas have disappeared. Even many of your regulars are having a hard time getting themselves out of bed…. Many pastors, as a result, feel like the church was moving ahead wonderfully only to land in a ditch somewhere between December 25 and January 1. And wheels are still spinning! Obsessing over such things can wreck your whole year. Instead, let me suggest you make some promises to yourself”.
“Nobody wants to be a Pharisee, yet our flesh seems naturally bent in that direction. The good news of the gospel seems too easy for our works-based, achievement-driven hearts. We know Christ achieved it all, but we still want to contribute. Even while we proclaim the gospel of grace, we fight the intense pull toward self-righteousness”.
“Most of us flop down at the end of the day and think, “I know I did things today but did they matter? Were they important?” Think about it; you lived 24 hours, what do you have to show for it? Over the last year, I’ve done three practices that have become enormously helpful in taking control of my day”.
“In the past, a leader may have led one or two major changes throughout his or her career. Now, major changes happen every 5-10 years. In an age of ever increasing access to information, data, and opinion, it feels like we need a degree in chaos theory to move forward. Never have we had a greater need to implement change and never have we had so many tools at our disposal, but I am afraid this access has lead to greater confusion than its intended effect”.
Looking Back: Christian Leadership: Why Me?
When it comes to Christian leadership, like General John Gowans, I often wonder, Why Me?
And why not look at some of the www.equippinghispeople.com posts to read you may not have seen this week:
- Sermon Podcast: How to Let Our Corps Grow | Mobilising Our Soldiers (Exodus 18:13-26)
- How to Let Our Corps Grow | Are the Wheels Round? (Ephesians 4:11-16)
- Sermon Podcast: New Year, New You | Prayer for a Change (Matthew 6:5-13)
- Getting Our Minds Around Love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) – Major Andrew Diaper-Clausen
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