Leading Others

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Greenleaf’s Legacy

With his essay, “Essentials of Servant Leadership,” written in 1958, Robert K. Greenleaf launched what was to become one of the most important leadership models of the 20th century. Prior to this time — and sadly too often even today — leadership was seen strictly as a power over people,…

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The Transforming Power of Relationships

In the literature on newcomer assimilation, experts and academics talk about the importance of relationships. Human learning occurs in community. Ok, enough with the academic jargon. What does this mean? How does it work? Let’s assume that your organization has a well-defined set of values and, unlike some organizations, takes…

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A Clear Mandate Empowers

One of the most important functions of an equipping church leadership is to clarify how their members can transform their vocations into ministry. We cannot assume that the believer will make this connection. We must therefore get away from the practice of focusing all our preaching on the first steps…

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A Clear Mandate

Cold, wet, shivering, and groping, we stumbled down the path into the blackness below. The rain had started early that day and it seemed to penetrate to the bone. One foot shuffling in front of the other was all the determination I could muster. Gravity was the main force moving…

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The Multi-Dimensionality of Equipping

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to ”love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27). I quote this because it shows the multi-dimensionality of ministry: heart, soul, strength, and mind. Too often…

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Collaborating with God

When Paul wrote that church leaders were to “equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Eph 4:12), he used the word KATARTISMOS. This word had a wide range of nuances, including: to complete, furnish, mend, repair, fit out, prepare, strengthen, and perfect.* Church leaders are to help God’s people…

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  • Psalm 119:30 July 21, 2019
    “I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.”
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