Category Archives: Leadership

Women leaders in the church!

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with someone about women and leadership within the church. I stated my firm conviction that an essential ethos of the New Testament is that there is no nationality, gender or social … Continue reading

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Relational leadership – but I’m still the boss – hmmmmmmmmm

I have been reading a book called “Relational Leadership : A Biblical Model for influence and service.” By Walter C. Wright. It’s a book that has taken me over 12 months to read, and is one that I enjoyed reading and will … Continue reading

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Co-labourers–not hierarchical leadership.

James D. Hernando has written a brilliant piece on Spiritual Leadership, drawn from the salutations (the way Paul sends his greetings in his Epistles. ) Paul was quick to commend and free with his praise. Look how often this is … Continue reading

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Ancient shepherding ways versus the modern – leadership

The Scriptures talk a lot about shepherds, they talk a lot about sheep and it talks a lot about leadership. There is a huge theme throughout the Scriptures about leadership, it speaks into the issues of good and bad leadership. … Continue reading

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Relational Leadership–nuggets of Gold part 2.

Yesterday I shared about the leadership book that I have been reading on relational leadership. Tonight I came across this gem on page 99, Max De Pree says that the two primary responsibilities of a leader are to point the … Continue reading

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The Queen of England on Leadership.

I was encouraged and inspired by watching the mid morning news of the Queen giving part of a speech to Parliament. She said, a good leader will get amongst the people to know what they need and want. This is … Continue reading

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The Church must engage with the missing generations.

In 2006 the NCLS survey established a need for relevant / innovative, visionary churches with strong leadership to engage with the younger generations who are distinctively missing from church life. [1] The church needs to develop these core qualities and … Continue reading

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Nuggets of Gold.

This is in regards to some discussion I have been reading about others with whom we might disagree with… particularly Rob Bell. I remember reading a story about Tozer who while on holidays visited a small church with his son. His son … Continue reading

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The ultimate church mission / purpose statement challenge…..

I made the following comment on Josh Dowton’s blog about lamenting; The power of lament means we don’t have to have the answers and it gives us freedom to just roll up our sleeves and help those who need help… … Continue reading

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Is our modern concept of church leadership rooted in “Idolatry “

Brian Thorp is reviewing The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. In his reading of this book Brian draws out some of the authors points in thinking through  2nd Corinthians and makes the point that it is … Continue reading

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