Here are some leadership and productivity blog posts I have come across recently.
“It is past time that we began to do better. It is past time that we stop disgracing ourselves online. It is past time that we learned how to disagree while maintaining fellowship.”
“Can I tell you one of the scariest things about pastoral ministry? It’s that at any given moment a mass of people can stop giving you the benefit of the doubt. That’s incredibly scary because almost every action a person takes could be viewed through a negative lens. … But I’m actually not writing today only to encourage pastors who are on the receiving end of flaming darts. I also want to encourage those who might be looking at others with suspicion or anger. Listen, if you are looking for fodder to fill up a cannon to blow away your teachers then you’re going to be given plenty of ammunition. But wouldn’t you rather be looking for the fingerprints of Jesus and picking up shards of hope?”
“There is a free collection of papers – ebook – called Essential Reading On Evangelism that you can access here: https://www.sbts.edu/press/essential-reading-evangelism/ One of the chapters, sounding suspiciously like it was titled just so that it could become armybarmy blog fodder (!) is ‘10 Ways to Foster Evangelism in the Local Church’, by Timothy K. Beougher. So, we’re going to give it a run through in today’s post. Note that the content comes from a different theological perspective than most armybarmy content. And let’s learn what we can.”
“If you’re pastoring an existing small congregation and you try to establish, enforce, define, and promote a new culture from your position of leadership … well … God bless you at your next church.”
“I hate labeling a pastor weak on anything. Certainly I’ve been weak on many things. Preaching. Shepherding. Staff development. And, yes, leading. You name it – I’ve been weak. But we have to label the problem before we can hope to find solutions. Weak leaders are usually easy to spot.”