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Equipping the Saints

Equipping the Saints

Antidote to Clericalism

In last week’s column we spoke about the need to act now.  “Now is the acceptable time,” to start implementing cures for clericalism, at the core of the sexual abuse crimes in the Church.  The Church has lost her way. 

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Now is the Acceptable Time

This is what I believe needs said now, and said, and said and said…what got the Church to this sobering point, where she has squandered her position of authority to the body of Christ, cannot get us to where Jesus

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Make This Your Resolution for 2020!

It’s January, and for some of us it’s a time of resolutions.  I’d like to propose a resolution for all who serve the Church…resolve to make a difference in the current situation in the coming year.  And even better, I

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The Power of Emotions in Leadership

This concludes the blog series based on the speakers from the Global Leadership Summit, 2019.  This final blog offers insights from the GLS host and opening speaker, Craig Groeschel.  A New York Times best selling author and one of the

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Leadership Lessons from Bear Grylls

His name may not be familiar to you, but it is to the approximately 1.2 billion people who have watched his TV show “Man Vs Wild.”  He’s a best-selling author, a former member of British Special Forces and an avid

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VIP Leaders: Shift your Perspective and then Lead Change

Recollections from Dr. Krish Kandiah at GLS2019 Do you want to be a VIP?  It’s a pretty attractive person to be, especially where there are a LOT of other people.  Nothing like special entrances, reserved seating, beverages and food provided,

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The Fear of Rejection

Remembering Jia Jiang’s Talk from the GLS 2019 OK, let’s be real.  No one likes rejection:  not personal, not emotional, not professional, and not interpersonal.  It hurts.  It really hurts.  Remember that old adage, “Sticks and stones may break my

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The Next Generation – Where Are They?

I’ve heard it said multiple times, from the middle-aged to elders, what can we do to get young people involved in the church?  The concern stems from our wanting the next generation to discover what we find so important and

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Learning to Lead

The most important mission on earth, million dollar or more budgets, staffs of both paid and volunteer people, buildings and grounds, congregations large and small…and the most important mission ever given.  What does it take to steward all of that

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For Leaders – Your Difference is Your Key

“What compromises have you been making to fit into the narrow doors others have created for you?”  Read that again…DeVon Franklin, award-winning producer, best-selling author and Beliefnet’s ‘One of the Most Influential Christians Under 40’ is the source of that

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Leading in Crisis and Rapid Change

Notes on Ben Sherwood’s talk at GLS2019, “Leadership in Disruptive and Changing Times.” I can confidently say that we, in the Church, and we, in the Nation are in disruptive and tumultuous times.  It takes a bold, courageous leader to

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Unleashing Creativity Tips for Leaders

A reflection on Todd Henry’s lecture from his book, Herding Tigers, from GLS2019 It seems to me that creativity is hard to come by.  Creativity is suppressed in favor of productivity.  First it was in education, where creativity and imagination

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To Change the Future, Disturb the Present

Reflections flowing from time with Danielle Strickland at the GLS2019 Here’s the thing about change, real change, transformational change:  it means that leaders have to listen, to learn and then to live out of what they discovered.  It means that

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In Every Age…Generation

Jason Dorsey and the Gifts of Every Generation He was the PERFECT after-lunch speaker: quick, funny and reminding us that he was only funny because he was speaking truth.  For example, Jason pointed out that if you need a pen,

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In the Beginning

Reflections sparked by Liz Bohannon’s GLS2019 Talk I hate being a beginner.  I just hate it.  I don’t like not knowing what I am doing, not knowing the people I am doing it with and I really hate knowing I

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