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 high potential people. They see their role not just as maintenance in the form of keeping people happy and making sure everything runs smoothly. Instead,…

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Painting of Peter Preaching

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 directing people)? Yes. The New Testament establishes a pattern of leadership for the church. “He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and…

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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 accurately reflecting what you said). He didn’t give me any details about what he meant (but did promise me we would talk about it soon),…

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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 opened the Scriptures to the prophet Isaiah—a process that required unrolling one side and rolling the other until you come to the desired passage. The…

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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 also by looking at how Jesus Christ taught his disciples. One day, I drew the following diagram to try and pull my thoughts together into…

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  • Colossians 3:15 November 22, 2019
    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
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