Tag Archives: Self-awareness

Spirit-led leaders and institutional life

once a Spirit-led leader is hired, the stage is set for conflict with the powerful force of institutionalism. The primary correction for institutionalism, a fixation on the past, is to focus on the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church today. So here are some thoughts to help you teach your community about the role of the Spirit and, consequently, to be more receptive to Spirit-led leadership. More

Gratitude: The key to longevity in Christian leadership

When it comes to assessing our own leadership, while we can take satisfaction in how well we develop our abilities and in the accomplishments we achieve, we must always remember that God is the source of everything. He gave us our abilities; he called us to leadership; and he works in people and in circumstances to make our work fruitful. More

The plank in our own eye

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series What's the church's solution?.

Jesus said that we need to look at the sin in our own lives rather than look to the sin in others. We used to do this well, because as David Smith notes in his blog, the majority of letters found in the New Testament are in-house discussions with the saints of the church about their bad behaviours! Smith says we’re not so good today at that kind of discussion, but we’re very good at tossing bombs over the fence at our neighbours. More