Tag: Discipleship

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 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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Interested?

“The secret to success is taking an interest in life.” I read this quote recently as part of a personal growth programme I’ve signed up to. And I really do agree with it. I think a lot is written about the importance of self-discipline, perseverance and a good work ethic. These things are great and…

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Mentored by Authors

Anyone who has been around this blog for long enough will know that I love to read. But from March 2020 up until now, I have deliberately taken a few steps back from reading “Christian” books. (Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read a few!) But, relatively speaking, I cut back a significant chunk. Why? Well,…

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Motive for Ministry

Gordon Macdonald, in His book Building Below the Waterline, vulnerably shares four flawed motivations for his entering ministry. Need for Approval Validation by Achievement Longing for Intimacy Power of Idealism Motives are very rarely pure, when I first considered taking a year out of work to serve a Navigators ministry at the university. I asked…

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