Craig Groeschel gives us some great advice to put into practice in our church leadership this next week. Craig says: "As a leader, train yourself to never gripe about what you allow. Never complain about something you tolerate. You are the leader. Lead to the desired result."
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Shorter hours does not mean less productivity. Often, it means more. -- Carey Nieuwhof
Dan Rockwell says that some beasts lurk in shadows. You don’t see them coming unless you’ve learned to smell their stench or feel their presence. But your most deadly enemies smile and bleed you slowly. They walk in the open and nod when you pass. Your enemy wants your worst, even if he’s smiling.
“We can tell our people to show and share the love of Jesus until the cows come home, pointing to the life of Jesus and others around us as examples, but until we live it, we are but clanging cymbals.” -- Ed Stetzer
Tim Keller says the word 'evangelical' made become obsolete, but the philosophy and theology will remain. In a recent article featured in The New Yorker, Keller writes, "The [evangelical] movement may abandon or at least demote, the prominence of the name, yet be more committed to its theology and historic impulses than ever.
When I do my planning, I always plan for the 'man, that was harder than I thought it would be' scenario. Maybe you're like me -- very little comes easily. Things usually take a little more time, a lot more money, and an exponential amount of effort than I had initially hoped for.
We’re all five seconds away from a decision that could change our lives. I just finished reading a book called “The Five Second Rule”, and it talks about the reality that we are all just five seconds away from a decision that could drastically change our lives, sometimes forever.