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This first article in a series of 4 by Ed Stezer explores how each of us plays a critical role in creating a culture where passionate kingdom builders can boldly explore the multiplication opportunities to which they feel called.
A framework of scriptural leadership competencies and their contemporary equivalents based on an exegesis of 1 Timothy 3 by Matthew Kutz, the Administrative Director for the Foundation Stone Christian Center, Northwood, OH.
Is there a way to ensure that when elders, deacons and ministry leaders step up to the plate they feel ready and able...and not just willing? What if like the 3 R's in education, it was a spiralling process of exposure, reinforcement and mastery?
Everything you needed to know and didn't ever want to know is just a click away...But as the body of material available on the world-wide web explodes, it often feels like it is many, many clicks before you find something useful and meanwhile you've likely been distracted by many interesting rabbit trails. Here's help.
A simple square can serve as a profound reminder of the foundational pattern Jesus used for developing leadership in His disciples. It is a model that is easily applied to any relationship, setting, circumstance or demographic, and is infinitely flexible and scalable.
Do we leave enough space for imperfect people to feel 'called' to be leaders? Do the lists of character traits we seek in our pastors, elders, deacons, and ministry leaders get presented with hefty doses of grace?
As a result of being a church pastor in the same church for sixteen years, I have come to the conclusion that the DNA of church planting is in alignment with the DNA of church renewal...
What is willfulness? What are some characteristics of willfulness in a leader?
I would like to challenge the idea that a church can do its theologizing based on the "I have a friend who ..." on three counts.