4 Ways a Short Temper Can Hurt Your Leadership by Art Rainer
Having a short fuse is never good, especially if you’re a leader. Art explains the dangers behind it.
I have been able to work and learn from some great leaders so far. I truly feel blessed.
But I know those whose experience differs dramatically from mine. I know those who have worked for leaders with really short fuses. And they hated it.
You Can’t Lead in Isolation by Dan Reiland
No leader can lead alone for long. Dan explains 7 temptations to leading alone and 3 good reasons to lead with others.
It’s common for many pastors, and leaders in general, to attempt to lead from isolation. Candidly it’s easier to lead alone in the short term, but it’s never a good idea. The truth is, you can lead from isolation, just not long and not well.
Identifying and Ending Cycles of Harmful Behavior in Marriage by Ryan Frederick
Using the parable of the sower from Mark 4, Ryan sheds light on marriage in light of the wisdom from this story.
If I have bad fruit in my life, it’s an indication that I’m not really rooted in Christ in some area. I’m not putting my fullest trust in him. So we must look at our own fruit, not as the primary thing to pursue, but rather as an indicator of what’s going in on beneath the surface: in the soil.
Missional Motherhood Giveaway by LifeWay Women
Are you in a busy season of life where it’s hard to actually get to a Bible Study in person? LifeWay Women is hosting a Bible Study this fall online and to kick it off they are giving away 10 copies of the study!
The reason we’re so excited about this study is because we know God will use it to meet a deep need for women in our community. According to a report from MOPS International, 60% of moms report feeling lonely, 89% of stay-at-home moms feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities, and mothers of young children are at a higher risk for depression. This online Bible study is designed to meet these needs—it will fulfill a longing for community and satisfy a desire to know that what you do matters (more than you know!).
Why I’m Not a World Changer by Michelle Van Loon
So many 20- and 30- somethings were cast into the world with the calling of “world changer” on their lives, but what if faithfulness and steadfastness should really be the calling?
For years, I moved in Christian circles where young people were coached into adulthood with motivational victory-speak that called on them to do great things for God. Even now this sentiment can be found in every corner of the evangelical world: Christian colleges, discipleship programs, and among both conservative and more progressive streams of our movement. How many 20- and 30-somethings among us have attended a youth conference—Passion or Acquire the Fire (sponsored by the now-shuttered Teen Mania Ministries)—and heard at least one speaker tell their audiences they were destined to be world changers? And how many well-meaning youth pastors echo that call with the kids in their youth group?