Increasing Your Future

The Master’s Design Every single one of us started off in God’s design room. None of us is a mistake. It doesn’t matter who our father or mother is. We might think we were a mistake, but none of us is a mistake! God had each of us planned from the foundation of the world. We were in His design …

LEADERSHIP RUBRIC: BATONS

Leadership in the past, has been defined in a myriad of ways: organizational, tactical, technical, executive and managerial. It has been used to describe the 360-degree leader, the 180-degree leader, the empty leader or the forward leader. They now come in every flavor, size and color. The Leadership Baton may very well be one of the most important rubrics of …

Leadership That Lasts

The differences between successful people and unsuccessful people are very small; but that which is very small is very big!

Some lead in order to gain the position of a leader. Others lead because they want to influence people for their good.

Some leaders love people so they live to make their lives easier for them. Others love the potential that lies within people and agitate them in order to bring their potential to reality.

Some are satisfied when people recognize them as a ‘leader’. Others are satisfied when others begin to recognize the leadership within themselves.

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

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?

Leadership Rubric: The Last 10%

Leadership in the past, has been defined in a myriad of ways: organizational, tactical, technical, executive and managerial. It has been used to describe the 360-degree leader, the 180-degree leader, the empty leader or the forward leader. They now come in every flavor, size and color.

Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

It’s haunted us for years, and still they are hard to find.

Is there a convincing, foolproof way to locate new leaders? The future Billy Grahams, Franklin Delanore Roosevelts, the John Wesleys, the Joan of Arcs?

Are they made or born? Do you take the ones who apply as free agents or do you only recruit them? Are they found within your organization, or do you locate and bring them in?

Six Questions to Refine Your Vision

What Is a Vision?

A sculptor named Gutzon Borglum created a magnificent bust carving of Abraham Lincoln, now on view in the U.S. Capitol building under the Rotunda. The story goes that a cleaning lady swept up for Borglum every day after he worked on sculpture.

Increasing Your Future

The Master’s Design Every single one of us started off in God’s design room. None of us is a mistake. It doesn’t matter who our father or mother is. We might think we were a mistake, but none of us is a mistake! God had each of us planned from the foundation of the world. We were in His design …

Mary – Learning to Listen

We live in a fast-forward world where busy-ness is equated with importance and success. We think that because someone is busy, that person must be important. But the Lord says that the way the world sees things is not how he sees them. And the result of our busy-ness is just that—busy-ness. We’ve become too busy to listen anymore. One …