Category: Servant Leadership

God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves. And ‘the accomplishing’ might be through his followers.

Ephesians 4:11-12

Equipped, for works, for service, build up the body of Christ.

Servant Leader – Jim McClarey

Servant Leader I am so glad I have been able to get to know, work along side, and become friends with this man. I’ve gone on 13 mission trips (and about as many ski trips) with Jim McClarey (in blue). Those who have gone on the mission trips know that being there with Jim is …

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“The ministry of listening” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to them by Him who is Himself the great listener and whose work they should share. We should listen with the ears of God that we may speak the Word of God. “The ministry of listening” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer https://tollelege.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/the-ministry-of-listening-by-dietrich-bonhoeffer/ See also https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/688582-there-is-a-kind-of-listening-with-half-an-ear 

Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level

This is a very good post by Tim Price. Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level – Click here Does look toward taking it to the next level, but also about building foundations, intentionality, and sustainability. Under Document Your Ministry he has a good list: Vision; Culture; Process; Main Thing; Fully …

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The Story of the Other Wise Man

The Story of the Other Wise Man has brought joy and meaning to myself and my family for many years. I highly recommend reading this small book. It is a legend of a fourth wise man (a scholar as the three wise men), who also studied the prophesies and the stars and set out to …

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Establishments and Institutions

Sermon idea:  I like institutions (look up definition). They exist to carry out a needed duty. ‘The establishment’ on the other hand seems to mainly be there to maintain itself.  In Yancey’s ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ book he says, on page 197, that Jesus posed a genuine threat to the establishment in Jerusalem. More …

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There is nothing enlightening about shrinking

Great quote by Marianne Williamson. Thanks Dave Lafary at the Faith Encounter, 10-19-16 at Wesley Church.

Golden and Platinum Rules

The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12 (ESV) 12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Kant’s Categorical Imperative [Disclaimer: This is slightly off topic, because Immanuel Kant  (in the top 5 philosophers of all time) was not a Christian. He did have a strong moral …

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The 4 Dimensions of Trust

                    Nice article by Jesse Lyn Stoner. I thinks this applies to teachers, leaders (of all levels), parents, friends, family members, loved ones (including significant others). http://seapointcenter.com/dimensions-of-trust/