DO YOU VOLUNTEER OR DO YOU HAVE TO BE DRAFTED?
I have never pastored in Tennessee the volunteer state, but sometimes I wish I did?
Will you do this? Well, let me pray about it?
I am told there is a little test to see who the leaders are in a church. Tear up some paper in little pieces and place
Contributed by Kent Lenard on Aug 24, 2003
Andrew Carnegie says, "No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 24, 2003
I worked in a hog-slaughtering factory for a year when I first came to plant this church. The boss’s adult son used to walk around wearing a white hat and barking orders at everyone but none of the workers respected him the way they did his dad. They knew he was just a pretender. If
Contributed by Don Hawks on Nov 26, 2003
Quote from a monk named brother Jeremiah. "Listen carefully. If I had my life to live over again, I would try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have ever been on this trip. I know very few things that I would take seriously next time
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 29, 2003
“When Alexander the Great was about to destroy the city Lampsacus, his old master Anaximenes came out to meet him.
Alexander, suspecting his design, that he would intercede for the city, being determined to destroy it, swore that he would not grant him any thing he should ask.
Contributed by Wes Richard on Jan 7, 2004
Bill Hybels, in his book Courageous Leadership, (p. 249) uses this illustration. He has a sailboat and every summer his sailing crew and he have to deliver his sailboat by water to various harbors around the great lakes for regattas. Some of them are a long ways away. Sometimes he runs into storms
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jan 14, 2004
As Rick Warren says, “There are 750 Halls of Fame in America and 450 Who’s Who Publications, but you won’t find many real servants in those places. Noteriety means nothing to real servants because they know the difference between prominence and significance.” (1) You are never more like God than
Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Feb 9, 2004
Research from Barna concerning Leadership:
The Deception of Effective Leadership
Most pastors are content with the way things are going in their ministry. A national survey among pastors revealed that a majority feel they are doing an excellent or good job in leading people spiritually in
Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 17, 2004
Charles Caleb Colton once said, “To look back to antiquity is one thing, to
Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 26, 2004
Just getting out of the driveway was a major feat during last year’s snow and ice storms. One co-worker was relating how he used his seven-year-old son’s baseball bat to smash the slick coat of ice on his driveway. He got cold and went inside for a cup of coffee before attempting to clear the car.
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Apr 14, 2004
At the age of 15 John Stoddard made a list of all the things he wanted to accomplish in his life. He envisioned himself as a great explorer and put down things like: explore the Nile, climb Mt. Everest, visit every country in the world, visit the moon. His list had 127 goals.
When John was 60,
A minister gave an unusual sermon one day, using a peanut to make several important points about the wisdom of God in nature. One of the members greeted her at the door and said, "Very
Contributed by Evie Megginson on May 11, 2004
Roger Staubach who led the Dallas Cowboys to the World Championship in ‘71 admitted that his position as a quarterback who didn’t call his own signals was a source of trial for him. Coach Landry sent in every play. He told Roger when to pass, when to run and only in emergency situations could he
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 1, 2004
Quoted from 2004 Pastor’s Conference Workshop at Moody Bible Institute:
As Bill Thrall put it, "When my fear of the power of sin is greater than my
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 12, 2004
“Critical Thinking With Being Critical!” Matthew 7: 1-5 Key verse(s): 1-2 “‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’”
Chuck Swindoll tells a humorous but rather sobering tale of the other side of the coin, the flip side that
Contributed by Joshua Brady on Aug 26, 2004
Nelson Mandela sacrificed 27 years in prison but he came out with a right spirit, and it was a spirit of forgiveness. He invited his jailers and the jail warden to his
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 1, 2004
A Leader Is…
Peter Drucker, perhaps the most noted authority on leadership in the 20th century, says:
A leader is one who has followers. An effective leader is not someone who is loved or admired. He is someone whose followers do the right thing. Popularity is not leadership, results are.
Contributed by Steve Malone on Sep 9, 2004
Bill Hybels writes the following in his book, ‘Courageous Leadership,’
Ten years ago I sat in a little restaurant during my summer study break and wrote these words; The local church is the hope of the world and it’s future rests primarily in the hands of its leaders.
For the first time, I
Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 24, 2004
"To insure victory in combat, soldiers need confidence in their leader with a felling that when they go out in the battlefield, they have great chances of