15 Ways You Can Become a Better Leader by Michael Lukaszewski
Michael shares fifteen practical ways to become a better leader, including great podcast and blog recommendations.
When we help churches or organizations grow, one of the first topics we get into is leadership.
Because when you become a better leader, everything around you gets better. Whether you’re leading a company, team or family, becoming a better leader will help you and those you lead.
Beautiful Because He Loves Us by J.D. Greear
Do you feel like the ugly one? Or cast aside? J.D. shares why God loves us in the first place, and it might not be why you think.
As Martin Luther said, “The love of God does not find, but rather creates, that which is pleasing to it.”
So when you feel like a Leah, rejected by the world, remember that for those of us who are in Christ, God has set his love on you unconditionally. And one day, he’ll make your outside match the beauty of Christ that he’s put on the inside. As the Apostle John said, “We are God’s children … and we know that one day when he appears we will be like him” (1 John 3:2). In other words, God’s not done with you! When we finally see him face to face, he’ll transform us in an instant. And the beauty that will be revealed then will put to shame any earthly beauty we can imagine.
The Clueless Leader by Adam Weber on LifeWay Leadership
Are you a leader but still feel clueless? This story from Adam will make you feel better.
One of the greatest leaders to ever live, the Apostle Paul, encourages us “not to be looked down upon because we’re young” (1 Tim 4:12). He tells us to “brag in our weakness” (2 Cor 12:9). I can do that! We’re even told that “God chooses to use the foolish” (1 Cor 1:27). And I’m gonna take that as a compliment.
God loves to use the clueless leader.
Even you. Even me.
A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance – Rachael Myers on She Reads Truth
There is a time for everything, and often mourning and dancing happens at the same time. Rachael shares a poignant story from her life about how we have hope in Jesus.
Life and death are not respecters of each other. Mourning and dancing—they don’t always take turns. Not in my story, not in yours, not in our world. While people celebrate weddings and first steps and the sweetness of life, the broken world continues to break our hearts, sometimes at the very same time. The tension is there—wondering when to celebrate and when to cry. Often the best thing we can do is acknowledge that tension and do both, seeking the Lord as we navigate the complexities of this world.
Eight Warning Signs of a Bully Church Member by Thom Rainer
Dr. Rainer shares some warnings about dealing with bullies in the church and why we should be careful with them.
Here is a direct quote of a plea to me: “Thom, I am currently encountering a bully church member. He wants me fired. I didn’t see it coming. How can we be warned about potential bullies before they inflict the most damage?”
I get it. It’s one thing for me to state the obvious: the traits of a bully. But it’s another thing for me to provide early warning signs so you won’t be blindsided.