I find that most Christians long to use their time and talents to advance Christ’s purposes. Their understanding of the path to such service, however, is deeply influenced by the assumptions of our culture. According to popular leadership theory, we must use the majority of our talents in order to be successful. Many believe that … Continue reading Servant Leadership
Laughter. The sound emanated from the mobile phone speaker, filling my office. This was the eighth phone conversation and the eighth response of incredulous laughter. Though I hadn’t expected it, I knew I had earned this response to my proposal. I was proposing an organization-wide rest and renewal study. I called strategic team-leaders in my … Continue reading Real Rest. Really?
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. (Heb. 13:7) “We’ve got to hold onto power as long as we can. You aren’t ready for it.” I was wrapping up a leadership conference when a man in his late 70’s … Continue reading Training Millennials to Lead
The frontline of relief for orphaned and vulnerable children, within communities that experience extreme poverty, is often a place where you must actively look for hope. Although there are innumerable stories of transformation that occur, and immeasurable hope can been experienced within those transformations, working in communities where structures of poverty exist can at times … Continue reading Relationships that Recharge
If you are taking the time to read this issue, it is because you are an ambitious Christian leader, seeking strategies to propel your impact now and into the future. So let me be candid and straightforward in my advice: diversify or disappear. It is that simple and that urgent. You can guess what disappearing … Continue reading Diversify or Disappear