10 Ways to Fight Becoming an Arrogant Leader by Chuck Lawless
We’ve all met at least one or two. Arrogant leaders are difficult to be around and hard to work with. Chuck shares 10 ways to fight ever becoming one.
Previously, I’ve written about indicators that your pride might be getting out of hand. All of us wrestle with ego (and if you say you don’t, well . . . ). Especially as Christian leaders, we need to take the necessary steps to guard against ego.
Want Real Change in the Country? It Starts with the Church by Chris Smith and John Pattison
Last week was the election and I think most of us are still healing from the division we experienced as a country. In this article, writers Chris and John shed light on the importance of the Church during this crucial time.
No matter which political party you side with, the U.S. is in an uncertain time. The recent U.S. presidential election has revealed many of the deep anxieties of our nation. In the wake of this traumatic election season, we must ask ourselves where our hope lies.
For Christians, our hope lies in God’s coming kingdom, but that hope is not just in an age to come, but in the present as well. So what does latching to this hope look like?
What It Takes to Really Thrive by Steve Graves
Relational intelligence is key in every area of our lives and Steve shares more about this from a Biblical perspective.
People in all walks of life have long known that relational skills are key. I work in the business world and it’s certainly key there. Mark McCormack wrote a book in the 1980s called What They Don’t Teach You in Harvard Business School and said, “Whether it is a matter of closing a deal or asking for a raise, of motivating a sales force of 5,000 or negotiating one to one, of buying a new company or turning around an old one, business situations almost always come down to people situations.”
3 Parenting Myths We Are All Tempted to Believe by Tim Challies
There’s no guarantee that our parenting will be “successful” and Tim shares three myths we parents are tempted to believe.
God tells each of us that we are responsible to faithfully parent our children, and that ultimately our task is to raise our children to be fellow disciples of Christ. Through his Word he instructs us how to go about so daunting a task. Yet even while God sets the challenge and provides the instruction, he makes no guarantees about the result. He gives no sure formula that will result every time in healthy, obedient, saved children.
As Christian parents raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, we can be tempted to believe some dangerous myths about what we are doing and how we are to go about it.
Stop Getting Sidetracked by the Urgent by Daniel Im
We’ve discussed the importance of time management and effective meetings a lot here on the blog, and Daniel shares some thoughtful wisdom on this topic.
Oftentimes, in meetings, it’s easier to brainstorm ways to solve the immediate parking issues, rather than plot out the church’s long-term strategy for city impact. Or, it’s easier to talk about ways to increase generosity and funding to meet this month’s budget, rather than thinking about how to move your church towards self-sustainability once the external funding runs out. The fact is, unless you consciously take steps to do otherwise, the urgent will always trump the strategic in your meetings.