I’ve changed. I’m not the leader I once was. In my 20’s I was focused on my PURPOSE. My goal was to discover why God had given me the gifts, skills, personality and opportunities I had been given. I wanted to ensure that I lived from a sense of calling, that I was clear about … Continue reading The Presence-led Leader
There are many styles of leadership. Many ways to lead: Autocratic. Democratic. Charismatic. And then there’s the David way: HEART and HANDS. ‘David shepherded them with integrity of HEART; with skilful HANDS he led them.’ (Psalm 78:72) The shepherd-king took his employment experiences and maximised them for his leadership responsibilities. David took his experience of … Continue reading Heart & Hands
I have blind spots. I don’t always see things clearly even when I think that I do. How about you? You check your side mirror. There’s no car in the lane next to you. You change lane. You discover that there WAS a car in the lane next to you! That’s a blind spot. You … Continue reading Blind Spots
I’ve changed my reading strategy. I am learning to read deeply rather than widely. My previous strategy was to read the insights of multiple authors so that I acquired a wide range of knowledge. In the last eighteen months, I’ve discovered the joy of finding the writings of one person whose work feeds my soul … Continue reading Bigger on the Inside
I had just cancelled my life. At least, that’s how it felt. The Prime Minster had called for a Lockdown. I called my leadership team and we cancelled everything. Sunday: cancelled. Youth ministry: cancelled. Kid’s ministry: cancelled. Prayer: cancelled. Staff meetings: cancelled. Everything I loved: cancelled. And then the silence came. The vacuum of an … Continue reading Leadership Buzz
Feed the five thousand? How much food does it take to feed a crowd like that? Five lorry loads full? Jesus is given a gift. Five loaves and two fish. It’s not enough. It’s an imperfect gift. Jesus takes the imperfect gift in his hands. He lifts it up toward the heavens. He gives thanks. … Continue reading Imperfect Gifts?
I believe in one-thing-living. I believe in one-thing-thinking. I believe in finding focus in a world of multiple distractions. I believe that the pursuit of one-thing gives much needed motivation, direction and clarity. (Check-out Philippians 3:13 if you don’t believe me.) I believe that double-mindedness brings instability. (Check-out James 1:8 if your don’t believe me.) … Continue reading One Thing?