Being A Great Follower Makes a Good Leader

In the last post, I dealt with leading the church in difficult times. Boldly leading the church when the culture attacks from all sides will be difficult and require a special leader. How do we find, train, and turn these strong leaders loose?  Stay tuned. When Christ began calling his disciples, He bade them to…

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Leading the Ekklesia at This Time in History

This post may be a multiple-day affair. The Holy Spirit started working on me with a message about leadership in perilous times. We are definitely in that time. In his book Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting (1973/2023), Derek Prince relates a story of a vision for Kenya in the 1960s. A young man in…

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The Good Leader Keeps First Thing First

As 2023 advances into 2024, our roles as leaders in God’s Ekklesia will take on even greater importance. There appears to be a segment of societies around the world that want to change culture in order to eliminate all things associated with God and Jesus Christ. Actually, it is likely more accurate to say that…

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What We Need Is Change—spelled R-E-V-I-V-A-L

Change is not easy. However, I enjoyed change management and built a 40-year career on disruption and managing change in healthcare. But the change we need now is different. This is change with an eternal purpose. God the Father moved to make a change in me and to revive my Spirit toward Him. A personal…

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Your Mt. Horeb Experiences = Preparation for The Next Level

The development of this post has been a God moment, teaching me patience. It has been in development for several days, maybe weeks. But, if we are going to be leaders, especially in this current world and in the Ekklesia, we need to seek guidance from our leader, God, and wait for the answer. Not…

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The Importance of Truth

Leadership requires the willingness and capability to speak the truth in all situations. This becomes more important when the economic, cultural, and situational conditions worsen. Recently, I was studying the parable of the ten virgins in Chapter 25 of the Gospel of Matthew. Like many passages, I had read this parable several times, but the…

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Delivering Friendly, Unwanted Messages

September 7, 2023 Leaders receive information, evaluate the information, and construct an appropriate response. Sometimes, the response is a difficult message to deliver. Such is this post. I have felt God’s guidance to write all of you this letter. It is my belief that some events are soon to transpire on this earth, including the…

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The Be-Attitudes and Resisting Evil as Leaders

The Psalmist writes, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your Word” (119:9). Seeking God’s Word takes many forms in life depending on circumstances, the physical and emotional conditions of the one seeking, and stage of life, to name a few. But none of these reduce or constrain the…

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Stay out of “Oh, Well” Moments

August 19, 2023 Recently, I have been aware of more “Christians” who are satisfied with the thought, “Oh well, I will just wait for Jesus to return. There is nothing I can do.” Show me where in the Bible Jesus endorsed that approach! Spoiler alert—you won’t be able to find it. Some point to the…

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Tough, Kingdom Conversations

June 13, 2023 As leaders, we are sometimes called upon to tell those around us they are in a bad place, and it will worsen if they do not change. This is a challenging position in which to be placed or forced, but it is an important role. As leaders, do we care enough about…

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