Leadership Lessons to Live By: The Limitations of Leadership

Way too often, leaders think they’re superheroes. NEWS FLASH:  Leaders are not superheroes! Superheroes wear capes, appear in comic books, and have movies made about them. Some superheroes can even turn into muscular green monsters. Leaders are human beings who plod, who serve, why cry, and who get really discouraged sometimes. Most don’t own a cape. If you’ve ever been prone to succumb to the Superhero Complex, this article is for you.

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Leadership Lessons to Live By: The Power of Reflection

The stereotypical leader is not reflective. He or she is a type-A, action-oriented, goal-driven, energetic extrovert. Self-reflection is for the birds. Pondering life is a waste of time. Journaling is an exercise in futility. In reality, moments of reflection are moments to stop and think — to recharge and gain power.

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Make Your Mission Even Bigger – Great Commission Living


What’s your life mission? Do you have one? Is there any idea or plan in your mind of what you would like to accomplish in life? There probably is, even if its a wispy wish or some vague dream. We all have goals, aspirations, and desires. We all have a mission of some sort. Your mission is what defines the pursuit and direction of your life. If your life mission is that important, it’s worth giving some time to think about it.

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The Greatest Event In History – Your Church Easter Celebration

What goes into a typical Easter celebration? Easter cards. Candy. Easter bunnies. More candy. Egg hunts. Chocolate. More chocolate. When your church celebrates Easter, is the whole reason behind Easter obvious? Is there something substantial that people see behind the fantasy of Easter bunnies and chocolate overdose? Is there a reality that changes lives?

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Leadership Lessons to Live By: Six Reasons Why Leadership Fails

Nobody craves failure. Especially not leaders. But why don’t leaders achieve the kind of success they desire? More significantly, why do leaders fail? Whether you lead a small church, a massive organization, or a family, here are six reasons why leadership fails.

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Ten Ways to Get Ready for Resurrection Sunday

Easter is quickly approaching. Are you ready? I don’t simply mean “ready” in the sense that you’ve planned your service and rehearsed for the cantata. I mean “ready” in the sense that your heart is prepared to celebrate the greatest event in all of history—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here are ten ways that you can prepare your heart this for Resurrection Sunday.

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How to Prepare Your Heart for Worship on Sunday

Sunday is coming. Just like it always does. Every seven days. Right after Saturday. Right before Monday. 52 times every year. Sunday. Is Sunday routine to you? Do you dread its recurrence ever week? Here are eight reasons to look forward to Sunday, and how to make your Sunday an enjoyable experience.

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: How to Avoid Burnout

Dave was an amazing pastor. He could do just about anything. He had a blazing intellect, and could exposit a passage like you wouldn’t believe. His skills in counseling were outstanding. He did amazing things with the youth group and children’s program. Attendance grew under his leadership. He launched new programs and carried out the vision of the church in a way that no pastor had done before him. When it finally happened, no one saw it coming.

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Using Your Mind for God’s Glory

Albert Einstein said, “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Coming from a guy who was 95 times smarter than any of us, that sounds like a pretty arrogant thing to say. R. C. Sproul put it another way, “We live in what may be the most anti-intellectual period in the history of Western civilization.” Whether stupid or just anti-intellectual, one thing is true:  thinking is really, really important. This is a plea for Christians to think more, to think better, or maybe just to think.

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: The Three Unlikely Secrets of Effective Leadership

 

“Leadership” conjures up ideas of authority, commands, oversight, and supervision. In modern practice, that’s precisely what it is. Christians, however, should take their leadership cues from the Bible — from Jesus who modeled servant leadership, not authoritarianism. When we peel back the stuff of leadership — all the commands, directives, and administration — we discover some of the unlikely secrets of effective leadership.

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