The Self-Imposed Wilderness
Jun 26 7:36 PM

The Self-Imposed Wilderness

Jun 26 7:36 PM
Jun 26 7:36 PM

Leadership is broken because leaders are unbroken

Many of my wilderness experiences have been self-imposed. They grew out of drivenness within me; the fruit of selfish ambition, fear, and the anger that created unmet needs in my heart. And those needs should never have been met. That means that many of my wilderness experiences could have been avoided if only . . .

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Good Start, Strong Finish
Apr 26 3:18 PM

Good Start, Strong Finish

Apr 26 3:18 PM
Apr 26 3:18 PM

Good leaders start well. Great leaders end well. There are many good leaders. There are few great leaders. What makes the difference?

In between a good start and a great finish is one decision the leader must make over and over again—the decision of the altared heart.

I don’t doubt at all that you have made that decision. Your heart is on God’s altar—or at least it was when you put it there.

 

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Fear Up Front
Feb 11 3:18 PM

Fear Up Front

Feb 11 3:18 PM
Feb 11 3:18 PM

All of us are afraid. In fact, fear may be the most common emotion of our lives. For virtually all of us, the first response we have to fear is to hide it, deny it, not let anyone see it. We are afraid of fear, afraid, especially as leaders, that if we let others see our fear they will reject us, lose respect for us, and take advantage of us or even reject us.

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The Leader, not Leadership
Dec 13 8:40 AM

The Leader, not Leadership

Dec 13 8:40 AM
Dec 13 8:40 AM

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Effective leadership is our aim, but we have learned that leadership collapses when competent leaders lack godly character. God has used leadership from the beginning of time, but time after time we see leadership fail because leaders fail. Look at Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Peter, Mark and on throughout history, and you will see that leadership is flawed because leaders are flawed.  As one of our board members, Dr. Gary Wood, declared, “Skills are essential but not sufficient.”

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When A Leader Stops Leading
Dec 13 8:39 AM

When A Leader Stops Leading

Dec 13 8:39 AM
Dec 13 8:39 AM

It was the spring of the year when leaders took their troops out to defend their territory and protect their country. But this spring David, Israel’s leader, did not take his troops into battle. He had spent seventeen years on the run for his life from King Saul when he lived in caves in the wilderness though he was no risk to Saul. He had opportunities to take Saul’s life, but he would not touch God’s leader.

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