Managing Discontent


It does not matter how long one has been in ministry; we need to continue learning and be subject to correction. Unfortunately, as we move higher in ministry, fewer opportunities occur through which we will be corrected. When we are at the low end of the totem pole and on the bottom of the food chain, everybody loves to correct us. However, as we rise on the food chain, fewer and fewer people correct Read More

Do You Do Windows?

Mentoring Leaders - DO YOU DO WINDOWS-

Whenever he hires new church staff, a good friend of mine will always ask at some point in the interview, “But do you do windows?”

He is not asking if they are savvy with the Microsoft operating system; he literally means washing windows. It doesn’t matter to him if the person he is hiring is a talented worship leader, staff counselor, or computer expert. He wants to know if they have the servant-heartedness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Hand to the Plow

Mentoring Leaders - Hand to the Plow

But the Lord answered and said to her, ‘‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.’’

Both sisters dearly loved Jesus. Imagine how they scurried about their home to get things ready for His arrival. This wasn’t just any generic visitor; both Mary and Martha recognized Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah of Israel and the very Son of God.

Appealing to Those in Authority

Mentoring Leaders - Appealing to Those In Authority

In life, each and every person will be under some kind of authority. Yet, “authority” is often misunderstood. Those in authority bear great responsibility. God has placed these people in our lives to help us — either to direct our lives or to help us learn life lessons. The good news is that God is able to work through all of these. Our responsibility is to learn what our role is, change if Read More

Stay Faithful In Adversity

Mentoring Leaders - Stay Faithful In Adversity

The story of Joseph teaches us to stay faithful in adversity. In the midst of his Egyptian test, after his pride had been cut down to size, he remained faithful to whatever God gave him to do. He became a faithful slave in Potiphar’s house. Even when he was tempted and coerced, he remained faithful. He was then falsely accused and thrown into prison: even there he stayed faithful. He became so excellent Read More


Mentoring Leaders - THE POWER OF WEAKNESS

I recall struggling through a season of ministry some years ago when everything seemed to be falling off the shelves.

My family was in disarray, two board members were disillusioned, we had planted another church and many of our leaders left, and now we were low on funds. I prayed for God’s power and kept motoring forward. But things began to go from bad to worse. Staff problems increased and my health began to suffer. Knowing that the ministry had to continue, I shook it off and regrouped. A few weeks passed, and then I could bear it no more. Ready to pack it in and call it quits, I did one last thing.



The following post is written by Francis Chan, his and Pastor Wayne’s book, Sifted.
It’s hard to be a church leader.

We try so hard for people to love Jesus. And when they don’t, we ask why —again and again. Like: Why don’t you people serve more? Why don’t you tithe more? Why don’t you love the people in your neighborhood more? Why don’t you share your faith?

Some Assembly Required

Mentoring Leaders - Some Assembly Required

Not everything will be done for us.

How wonderful to have been given committed tutors, having parents that love us, or having the privilege to be under great coaches!

But the truth remains that much of life will still be handed to us in its unfinished state. It is a project that states right there on the box: “Some assembly required!”

The Four Levels of Leadership: Part 2


Leadership comes in various shapes and sizes. Yesterday, we talked about the first two levels of leadership. Today, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro covers the final two.

There are four levels of leadership, and the first three have been given the capacity to hold you in its grasp. Let’s look at them all, and then we will view each individually.

The Four Levels of Leadership: Part 1


Leadership comes in various shapes and sizes. Sometimes you’ll cycle through one level of leadership on your way to the next, but be careful not to get stuck in a substratum of leadership along the way! Let me explain… The qualities of leadership are not obvious in its early stages. Many similar characteristics cause leadership evaluators and students of leadership development to miss crucial Read More