8 CHARACTERISTICS OF INCOMPETENT LEADERSHIP

Effective leadership is more than just supervising staff, managing volunteers, and accomplishing tasks. Effective Leadership is helping others succeed by encouraging and empowering their team to achieve results toward the vision. Groups of people don’t just succeed, they are developed and led. Competence is more than talent and charisma as a leader, it’s developing, training, […]

2 DIMENSIONS OF LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR

Employee versus production oriented characteristics

The University of Michigan in a leadership study discovered two dimensions of leadership behavior which were described as employee-oriented leadership and production-oriented leadership. This means that a leader will primarily be focused on people or focused on tasks. Leadership requires results, however, a leader must find a balance between accomplishing a required task and developing others […]

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4 PRINCIPLES OF MEN’S MINISTRY

Keeping the Biblical Mandate in Mind

Men are important to the growth and sustainability of effective ministry. The Church has to do a better job of making the church more masculine, meaning, more open to allowing men to be who they are without working in tandem with culture to feminize them. Effectively reaching men requires the church to remain focused on […]

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EMBRACING CHANGE AS A LIFESTYLE

Overcoming uncertainty and being comfortable

Change comes with a certain chaos, an uncertainty. Change is rejected and resisted whenever possible because it’s often never comfortable. Change challenges us and requires us to be flexible. If you want your life to be different, progress, and be all that God intended you will need to embrace change as a lifestyle. What is […]

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MEN’S MINISTRY IS PROGRESSIVE

Progressive is defined as increasing in extent or severity; moving forward and onward; making use of or interested in new opportunities. For something to progress or to be progressive, it must have a starting point. When we are born in the natural, we are infants. Through time, school, events and circumstances we then become mature. […]

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MEN’S MINISTRY IS RELATIONALLY DRIVEN

Ministry in the context of life

Ministry happens best in the context of friendship. For example, weddings are for family and friends to share in the special occasion. Isn’t it ironic, that the first miracle that Jesus performed was at a wedding that he and his disciples were invited to (John 2:2)? Jesus knew the people at the wedding and I […]

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4 WAYS TO BUILD CREDIBILITY

Influence requires you to be believable

Credibility = believability; what makes you believable? Integrity and credibility are easy to lose and harder to gain. The key to gaining credibility is to be authentic and genuine. This is becoming harder as these words are losing meaning and power in our culture due to misinterpretation and application. Credibility is essential for a leader […]

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6 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM RAHAB

Lessons from the unlikely and overlooked

Leadership can come from unlikely places and by overlooked people. I have read the story of Rahab many times, and it wasn’t until recent that I saw the amazing and valuable leadership qualities she possessed. Rahab was a leader in her household and displayed qualities that put her among a list of great people of […]

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