When Seasons Change: Part 2

When Seasons Change- Part 2 - Mentoring Leaders

Focus on your faith, and not your frustrations.
We all want a life of peace but it doesn’t seem like that’s God’s intention. Why? Probably because God knows better. God knows when we get comfortable, we tend to start to get lazy, slide on things, and fall away. As they say: The toughest test is not of poverty but that of prosperity.” This saying calls attention to the fact that it is perhaps when we are successful and comfortable that we are most vulnerable to forgetting our dependence on God:

When Seasons Change: Part 1

When Season Change - Part 1- Mentoring Leaders

Life is all about change. We all experience change but do we like it? Generally speaking….No!

But life is all about change. In fact, we are about change as well. Just think of it, we lose about 150-200 strands of hair every day (some of us more!) but each day they are replaced with others. Change…it’s simply a reflection of the progression of life.

Make Us Live

Make Us LIve - Mentoring Leaders

Did you ever have a bone out of place? If you did, then you know that the pain is excruciating. Israel had bones out of place, bones that had been disjointed and the pain was excruciating. Instead of putting bones back in place—putting both vertical and horizontal relationships in place in their hearts—they would suffer in excruciating pain, seeing their economy go down and their lives go bad. Whenever Read More

No Neutrality

No Neutrality - Mentoring Leaders (1)

History has shown us that times do change and the older ways get replaced, sometimes by abuse, forgetfulness or error. But sometimes, we have a tendency to throw out the old for the new, simply for the sake of change.

My message is simple: I want to remind you again of our assignment in this world.

The Small Beginnings of Big Changes

The Small Beginnings of Big Changes - Mentoring Leaders

How many of you believe that our greatest days lie yet ahead of us? Yes, we’ve always got to think that way because our greatest potential is that which is ahead of us. It motivates us into the future. Always think that way. Mustard Seed Beginnings You know how God’s work begins? It’s not in big, radical ways, but in small beginnings. Every one of us can be a part of the Kingdom of God Read More

Dream Releasers

Dream Releasers - Mentoring Leaders

Dream Releasers who set the environment for doing church as a team must have one outstanding quality: security. Pastors and leaders, if you do not feel secure as a leader, you will find it virtually impossible to attract, develop or retain others. You cannot do church as a team while battling insecurity.

Mindful Leadership

Mindful Leadership- Mentoring Leaders

We know that the book of Timothy is a Pastoral epistle, which means a shepherding or coaching letter to young Timothy from Paul. This particular passage of scripture or Paul’s letter deals with guarding ones faith and trust in God because our trust in God can sometimes shy back, recuse itself, or become timid.

Building a Leadership Base

Building a Leadership Base - Mentoring Leaders

You have to make it as easy as possible for those leaders to start showing up. That’s why every healthy church culture works to provide an easy entrance into significant involvement.
Too often, only the well oriented and the veterans know the way. Doing church as a team opens the portals and lowers the threshold.

You Gotta See the Houses in the Forest

You Gotta See the Houses in the Forest - Mentoring Leaders

A dear pastor friend and I were talking over lunch one day. He was having trouble finding quality leaders in his church and he seemed on the verge of burnout from undertaking many of the ministry responsibilities himself.

“If I had a bigger church,” he observed, “there would be more leaders to choose from. But right now there just aren’t any!”

“Sure there are,” I replied “You just have to see them.”