Jesus, give us more men with high Christian character.

Photo by Jack Sharp on Unsplash Craig Hamilton in his book Wisdom in Leadership: the how and why of leading the people you serve writes, “if the leadership skills are the what of leadership, then character is the why and the how behind that what. Character is king because it’s like the filter through which all of your skills…

7 characteristics of competent, capable leadership.

Photo by Jehyun Sung on Unsplash When you think of Jesus he was a great leader, wasn’t He? What are some of the characteristics of Jesus’ leadership? Attracted and equipped people (cities and towns he visited for days, weeks and sometimes even months…invested his life in people) Found and mentored emerging leaders  Engaged in ongoing personal development (through…

5 losses that occur when you embrace the cross of Christ

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Unsplash “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34). Brett McCraken, in Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community states, “to be a Christian is to accept the discomfort of a way of life inspired and empowered by a…

Power apart from God’s purposes is always demonic – Mark Dever

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash I’m utterly convinced that if pastors spent more time reading about biblical, effective leadership and spent the hard-work of ascertaining their leadership strengths and weaknesses rather than hours pouring over theological writings we would have many more healthy churches. Right now you might be tempted to think I’m discounting or trivializing theology.…