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Leading with the Heart of Christ - Isaiah 9

This first week of Advent, Isaiah announces, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…” (Isaiah 9:2, 6)  Isaiah announces the coming of the Messiah, […]

Leading with a Glad and Generous heart - web Transforming Mission

If I could give one quality gift to you as a leader, I would give you the gift of gratitude. If I could have God do anything for you, I would ask that God make you a grateful person. Gratitude is the fundamental value of the Christian faith. It has the potential to change the […]

Develop Community - blog Transforming Mission

Christ-centered leaders develop community, specifically Christian community. The question is, “What does it mean to develop a community?”  We have discussed the development of community in the New Testament known as koinonia and we have discussed the discovery of the community in which your congregation is located. Keep in mind that the foundation of Christ-centered […]

Christ Centered Leaders are Mission Focused Transforming Mission

When most of us hear the word “community” we think of a geographic area in which we live and/or serve. What would it be to think of your community as a mission field?  Leading people into the mission field is one of the characteristics of a Christ-centered leader. The question is, are you mission-focused?  Mission […]

Develop Community Transforming Mission

What comes to mind when you hear or read the word “community”? A group of people united by geographies like a neighborhood, town, or city? Or perhaps a group of people who share the same interests or activities like civic clubs or service organizations? Maybe a group of people who focus on Christian faith and […]

How often have you read or heard me say, “Who you are is how you lead”? This past week I realized I have done a lot of writing about the characteristics of leaders but have not focused on the foundation of Christ-centered leadership. It has been implied, but not specific. Over the next several weeks, […]

Leadership and Misunderstanding

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation when you thought to yourself, “I need to remember this? Or “I think I misunderstood what was being said?” I had a conversation like that last week. A friend, a former parishioner, called to ask me what I thought about a particular issue. He had […]