This article looks at the difference between absolute authority and practical (or earned) authority. Earned authority is that which comes from below – rather than above, which can be either absolute or delegated from absolute authority.
Category Archive for 'Leadership'
Dan Rockwell offers an interesting perspective: “Those who cling to authority loose it. Those who give away authority gain it.” This article offers some ideas about that concept.
The current generation is not brand-loyal and will often drive past many churches in their community to find the one that “meet their needs“–as if that is the reason you attend a church– and as such the pressure on pastors and leaders to perform became greater.
I’ve been in leadership at my local church, in state and territorial offices and within my denomination since I was 14 (38 years). In those years, like all leaders I have gleaned tons of good advice and learned many valuable lessons by experience. For the next several days, I plan to post 8 of my […]
Bill Isaacs applies some contemporary social technologies to Christian ministry. Does your ministry: 1) Effortless sign up 2) Emphasize people 3) Generates content 4) Invites Partnerships 5) Mobile device friendly.
God’s plan includes 4 goals: our communion with Him; our maturation; making disciples; & finishing the race. The children of Israel (Nu 20:1-11) experienced this in their lack of water.
I’ve been struggling the past few days with some strange and fearful thoughts about life and faith. I recognize the enemy at work and so I’ve been reading God’s Word and finding strength in worship and prayer. Each day, God has been “showing up” in my life responding to my need and helping me. I’m […]