Leading Others

What Is An Equipping Leader?

Equipping Leaders enable people to fulfill their ministry. This requires that the leader provide whatever is within his or her power to encourage and invite that latent ABILITY to come to the surface. Equipping leaders have developed a talent for detecting leadership potential in others. They are always looking for…

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Indirect Leadership in the Early Church

Talking about indirect leadership often raises questions about the structure of the early church. Doesn’t the New Testament establish leaders to govern the church? Didn’t Paul appoint elders in the churches (Acts 14:23)? Didn’t he use the word “overseers” to describe these leaders (a word that has to do with…

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The Bible on Leadership?

My good buddy Scott Yorkovich said something to me a week or two ago that turned a switch in my thinking (funny how that happens). He said he was realizing that most of today’s “leadership” theories and literature are contrary to a biblical understanding of leadership (Scott, I hope I’m…

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A Deeper Kind of Leadership

Jesus launched his public ministry on the Sabbath and, as was his custom, he attended the synagogue that morning. It was customary synagogue practice in Jesus’ day to offer anyone in the congregation to read the Scriptures and make comments and Jesus did. When he got to the podium, he…

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A Model of Learning

I have been interested in learning for a long time. I want to know how learning takes place and how people grow in understanding. In my journey to learn about learning, I have been influenced by the writings of Jean Piaget, Danial Kahneman, Robert Greenleaf, Reginald Revans, and of course…

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What’s It Take to Be a Good Leader-Teacher?

Do you think leadership involves being a good teacher? How can a leader get others to see a new vision without teaching them about that vision? How can a leader solve organizational problems without inquiring about symptoms, causes, and underlying systems? How can a leader understand people without questioning their…

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Jesus as Innovator and Risk-Taker

A characteristic that is often identified as inherent in leadership is the ability to take risks, not dangerous ungrounded risks, but risks that are based on a lot of data and a dash of intuition, calculated risks. In a previous post, I talked about how Jesus was a great example…

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The Ancient Art of Servant Leadership

In the previous post, I asked the question whether Jesus Christ could be considered a great leader using some of the criteria for leadership that has been identified in the leadership literature and research. I came to the conclusion that, with regard to the vision thing, Jesus was a truly…

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Cultivating People

In the 90s, empowerment was the rage in the leadership literature. The theory (or practice if you want to call it that) went something like this: If you give power to make decisions to those who immediately interface with your customers, not only will customer satisfaction increase, but you will…

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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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