Tag: leadership

  • What Would a Great Leader Do?

    Great leaders ask questions. They are always seeking to learn and grow from others. In his recent leadership podcast, Andy Stanley looks at the power and influence questions can accomplish. This short talk has stayed with me for days. It is extremely profound, yet refreshingly simple. Asking questions of ourselves and others do three things […]

  • Making Disciples Not Clones

    “They are not ready…” These may be some of the most frequently uttered words when missionaries consider passing the baton of leadership. They can also be the most painful. One of the leaders I work with shares the story of being a young, oppressed worker in South Africa during the time of apartheid. A white […]

  • 3 Simple Reasons to Practice Servanthood

    Servanthood is a buzzword in churches and leadership circles today. We need servant leaders, we want to serve our spouse and our families, and we are always asked to be a cheerful servant in various areas in our local place of worship. Why? Here are 3 reasons to practice servanthood. 1. We serve cause Jesus […]

  • When Freedom is Not Freedom

    One of the biggest challenges in cross cultural work is knowing what you can and cannot do. This happens both culturally and in religious settings. The “gray areas” in Scripture are numerous. The do not’s are obvious, but there are many times when we are not sure if it is good or not to walk […]

  • An Epidemic of Selfishness

    Several former heroes and people of influence from the youth group era of my life have crashed and burned recently. At times it has led me to exclaim, “Are there no heroes left who can finish well?” I feel like the frequency in which I hear of friends and former students walking away from God […]