Tag Archives: Theology of leadership

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

Organizational spirituality

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Corporate life as corporate witness.

The most serious threat to corporate witness is the privatization of faith. A surprising number of Christians are not comfortable with group spirituality outside of church and home. But how can a Christian ministry know the will of Christ if it doesn’t engage in group spiritual discernment? Here’s how to begin doing group discernment. More

Ministries as Christ’s possessions

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Corporate life as corporate witness.

Self-centredness is a significant threat to authentic Christian witness by Christian ministries. Attention is focused on the individual and Christ is shut out. Here are practical ideas for how you can build an awareness into your staff that they are not their own, but they belong to Jesus Christ and are his stewards. More

Organizational calling

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Corporate life as corporate witness.

The second threat to our corporate witness is careerism, in which career advancement is a person’s chief aim in life. The more we are obsessed with advancing ourselves, the less authentic our witness will be, because often God wants us to do something for someone else’s benefit, not ours. In fact, he wants us to love sacrificially and unconditionally, and this may impact our careers. More