THE POWER OF WEAKNESS

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.

GETTING PEOPLE TO LOVE GOD

Mentoring Leaders - GETTING PEOPLE TO LOVE GOD

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

Mentoring Leaders - 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

Mentoring Leaders - 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

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Part 4

Mentoring Leaders - Overcoming the Fear of Failure- Part 4

This message transcript records a message by Wayne Cordeiro. We posted parts 1 and 2 of how to overcome the fear of failure earlier this week.

How to overcome the fear of failure part 3: Recognize that there are benefits to failure.

Take a look at Psalm 119:67: “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.”

How many people have come to know Christ after a failure? At first we think we can do it on our own and we struggle, and then we are driven to our knees. Someone once told me, “Wayne, never despise anything that takes you to your knees.” Sometimes failure is what brings us to the Lord. So, there are benefits to failure. Let’s take a look at three benefits of failure.

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Part 3

Mentoring Leaders - Overcoming the Fear of Failure- Part 3

This message transcript records a message by Wayne Cordeiro. We posted parts 1 and 2 of how to overcome the fear of failure earlier this week.

How to overcome the fear of failure part 3: Recognize that there are benefits to failure.

Take a look at Psalm 119:67: “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.”

How many people have come to know Christ after a failure? At first we think we can do it on our own and we struggle, and then we are driven to our knees. Someone once told me, “Wayne, never despise anything that takes you to your knees.” Sometimes failure is what brings us to the Lord. So, there are benefits to failure. Let’s take a look at three benefits of failure.

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Part 2

Mentoring Leaders - Overcoming the Fear of Failure- Part 2

This message transcript records a message by Wayne Cordeiro. We posted part 1 of how to overcome the fear of failure yesterday.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure – Step 2

Realize that failure is not final.

Failure is neither fatal nor final. In fact, the fear of failure is often worse than the experience itself. I go to dentists but for some reason I am always scared stiff. I’m a grown man, but I stay up nights before the dental appointment. I make every excuse I can to postpone or change the appointment. I will call the receptionist and say, “If there is anyone else that needs their teeth fixed, please let them have my place. I’ll come at another time.”

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Part 1

Mentoring Leaders - Overcoming the Fear of Failure- Part ONE

Failure … It is something we fear, yet we have all experienced. It is part of the human experience to take risks at times and risk implies failure. Whenever we dare to do new things, like starting a new job or falling in love or creating a new product, we risk failure. It is implicit in living and striving for success. In fact, the only way to avoid failure is to never try, and that is no way to live at all.

There is a humorous poem that goes like this:

There once lived a man who never risked.

He never laughed, he never cried, he never tried.

Then one day when he passed away,

His insurance was denied.

They said since this guy never really lived,

Then he never really died.

Short Term Benefit, Long Term Gain

Mentoring Leaders - Short Term Benefit, Long Term Gain

Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”“Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.