Category: Leadership

Called or Qualified for Ministry?

In my experience of being a Christian within so called “charismatic” churches, I have heard quite a lot about being ‘called’ to church leadership. We talk about someone being ‘anointed’ to lead worship or being set apart by God for leadership in a local church. We might say that God has called us to minister…

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Six Leadership Lessons (Part 3): Sense of Destiny and Lifetime Perspective

The first two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. The next two lessons were 3) recognising the importance of leadership selection and development and 4) maintaining a dynamic ministry philosophy. This week we finish looking at Clinton’s six leadership lessons. 5) Effective…

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Six Leadership Lessons (Part 2): Training Others and Maintaining a Dynamic Ministry Philosophy

The previous two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. We continue now looking at Bobby Clinton’s six leadership lessons which seem to appear consistently throughout the lives of many Christian leaders. 3) Effective leaders recognise leadership selection and development as a primary…

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Time Management – 6 Myths

Peter Drucker, known for much sage advice, has said that: ‘Time is inelastic (it can’t be stretched), irreplaceable (it can’t be replaced or reclaimed), and indispensable (it can’t be done without)!’ In other words, time is important and how we manage it is also important. In order to manage our time well, it helps to…

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Appreciate the left hand as well?

Here’s a nagging question I have. Has the Western Church, the evangelical-reformed bubble of it anyway, made Church leadership a position held only by the educated elite? It’s not just the evangelical-reformed group either, to become a priest in the Church of England requires a degree, and if not in theology will need further training.…

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