Category Archives: Leadership

Good Shepherd, Bad Shepherd

If you’ve seen any number of cop movies you’ve inevitably seen the good cop/bad cop routine. The “bad cop” takes an aggressive and accusatory tone with the subject while the “good cop” positions him or herself more sympathetically. The subject … Continue reading

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The Power of “With”

The Apostle Paul made an important discovery near the beginning of his second missionary journey. In Acts 16 we read about his visit to Derbe and Lystra. While he was there, Paul discovered a young man named Timothy. Timothy was … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Leading More Productive Meetings

If churches are made up of people, than meetings are an inevitable, and important part of church life.  Meetings have gotten a bad reputation, but that doesn’t have to be the case in the place where you serve.  Here are … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Making a Hospital Visit

Christian leaders minister to others in crisis situations. One of the most common crises is going to the hospital for surgery. Here are five suggestions to help you be a better hospital visitor. Be kind and courteous.  Remember, you are there … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Leading Others in Prayer

How can you lead others in public prayer more effectively? Continue reading

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How to Start a Prayer Support Team

When it comes to prayer support, there is no such thing as too much.  I’ve never met a Christian leader, paid or volunteer, who complained because they had too many people praying for them, too often, or with too much … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Running and Coaching Well

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the Apostle Paul compares the Christian life to a foot race.  He encourages us to “run in such a way that you may win” (v. 24b). The writer of Hebrews also makes the same comparison urging believers … Continue reading

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