Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week.
Links of the Week
This was a fascinating look at the beginning of the influential New York City church.
The vision can easily get lost in churches. As leaders, we must both passionately pursue the vision and fight to keep the vision in focus.
Leadership is a battle, is it not? Not so much of a physical battle, as it is an emotional…and spiritual one! Every day we wake up to dozens of voices going off in our head about what we can do or can’t do and should or should not do. If we listen to the wrong voices, we’re tempted to retreat or even surrender to lies of the enemy. We only lose the battle if we retreat or surrender to the enemy in the battles for our mind. What do these battles look like? In my own leadership and now in my coaching hundreds of leaders, I have observed four emotional and spiritual battles we face as the most common:
A helpful look at the future by reflecting on the past. Don’t miss this.
As pastors, we are equippers. This means we should be the best coaches around. Michael gives us some great habits to pursue daily with staff and volunteers.
This is the life of a leader. Get used to the discomfort. It’s required.
Your days can be overwhelming. There are endless things to be done, emails to be returned, issues to be dealt with and crises to be averted. The task of leadership is vast and sometimes we feel the weight of it. On top of that, you are an agent of change. You want to leave your organization better than you found it. Perhaps, like me, you have wondered, “Where do I begin?”
It’s difficult for go-for-it leaders to imagine that people are waiting for permission to act. What’s wrong with them?
You take action without asking permission. Why doesn’t everyone else?