THE SHAPING POWER OF CONVERSATIONS

Lessons from John 9

Conversations are a part of everyday life. The conversations we have every day have a way of shaping and molding us; our thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and perspective of the world we live. They can bring direction, create momentum, and give clarity. Conversations are an important way in which we can exchange part of ourselves with others, […]

Conversations

10 CHARACTERISTICS OF A UNHEALTHY CHURCH CULTURE

Churches are made up of imperfect people including the Pastor’s who lead them. Pastoring is a hard task that bears both a physical and spiritual weight. People are messed up and have issues (myself included). Just because someone is a pastor doesn’t mean they know everything and how to fix everything. This presumption is unfair to the […]

11 SHOCKING EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS STATISTICS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND [Infographic]

The theory for many companies is pay for a position comes with the expectation that certain performance and production is expected, and that the pay is motivation enough for job satisfaction. This was a prevailing principle or concept in business that has changed. Jobs are no longer just about pay. Statistics are 36% of employees would […]

GOD WANTS TO GET YOUR ATTENTION

Lessons from Moses and the Burning Bush Experience

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV), it says “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” This means that all of the Bible is full of principles and truths that are both relevant and applicable […]

Burning Bush

8 CHARACTERISTICS OF A TOXIC CULTURE

Leadership has many responsibilities, and a leader’s response to them determine success for the leader, the team around the leader, and the organization as a whole. One primary responsibility is to set a culture that promotes the intended vision, values, and mission of the organization. Culture plays a major role in the interactions among team leaders, […]

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PREMARITAL COUNSELING

Building a foundation that lasts before you get married

I firmly believe that marriage is the second most important decision you will ever make. When you choose to be married, you are entering into a lifelong covenant relationship with another person. This lifelong covenant relationship has a God-ordained purpose, and it is God’s desire that you experience it as He created it to be. […]

Premarital Counseling

OVERCOMING DOUBT TO REWRITE HISTORY

Moving past doubt, fear, and past failure

In Numbers 13 the Lord told Moses to send leaders from each tribe to spy the land of Canaan. In this story, twelve spies go into the land. The twelve returned with the fruit of the land and reported what they saw. The report went like this, “We went into the land to which you […]

Rewriting History

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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