Category: Leading

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Leading Begins by Following

Follow me. And I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19 Simon Peter is called to follow Jesus in the midst of tangled nets, the taste of salty sweat on his tongue, fish slime, the snap of the sail, the cadenced pulse of the waves, and the customary burdens of the daily life of…
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Selah – סֶלָה

Be Like the Bird Be like the bird, who Halting in his flight On limb too slight Feels it give way beneath him, Yet sings Knowing he hath wings. by Victor Hugo Just as the bird has a rhythm of alighting on a branch to rest, let us develop a rhythmic flow of rest that…
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We Need More Lydias in Church Planting

Our current culture has manifested a heightened awareness of diversity and gender issues which gives the church an opportunity to demonstrate and model clear and sacred responses amid the clashing secular voices.  One area where the church’s beauty is displayed is in God’s design for men and women to be partnered in ministry to advance…
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Expand Measurements of Success in Ministry

There is always a tension between the natural unfettered growth within ministry and demonstrating progress and success for accountability purposes as you strive for excellence.  The typical measurements of “success” have been centered around numbers – how many conversions, how many baptisms, how many churches planted, etc.  Though those are all very good aspects of growth,…
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