Encouraging Fresh Dreams

Seasons come and go, and in this one, my goal is to encourage the potential out of people. In the book “The Dream Releasers,” I remind people that every person has one … a dream of what they can be. The potential that lies within us may yet be undeveloped, or it may lie under the rubble of past failures, but …

Leadership Q&A – Ready to Lead

Question: How do you know when someone is ready to lead? Answer: One of the most conspicuous ways to know if someone is ready to lead others is by how well he is able to lead himself. I watch their personal disciplines in their daily devotions. I observe their punctuality, their words and attitudes. Can they manage their own time …

Leadership Q&A – Unity Obstacles

Question: What are some common obstacles to unity on a committee or ministry team? Answer: Unity needs to be defined at the onset so that it is not confused with conformity. One focuses a collective strength toward a common goal while the other focuses on reducing problems with one another. I have found that unity, true unity, does not always …

Before You Hire

One of the most common mistakes leaders make is hiring too soon. Here’s a tip that may alleviate some of the pain later on. Often, we don’t have qualified people that enter our ranks, and we must choose from whom God provides, but we can get antsy and hire too quickly. Your first step when you see a need, is …

True Confessions of an Overseer

“Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food” (Heb. 5:11). …