Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008
Back in the 90’s there was a president of Harvard University named Neil Rudenstine. Now, one of the major roles of the college president is to raise money for the institution so they can pay the salaries and other financial responsibilities of the organization. And Neil
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 15, 2002
Because self-importance is the natural human inclination, a same attitude for you, if you are a leader, will be to remind yourself constantly that the position of leader is not, in the deepest sense, any more important than that of the humblest follower. Both are simply contributing whatever
Contributed by John Shearhart on Feb 11, 2006
Definition of Leadership
There are lots of ideas of what leadership is.
1 : the office or position of a leader
2 : capacity to lead
3 : the act or an instance of leading
- Merriam Webster
"The art of leadership...consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 30, 2001
General MacArthur and Winston Churchill both said, "We don’t answer criticism. We don’t respond to slander. We don’t respond to accusation. If we did
Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jun 20, 2008
Leadership is not forcing people to do what you want but rather helping them to do what they
“I firmly determined that my mannerisms and speech in public would always reflect the cheerful certainty of victory – that any pessimism and discouragement I might ever feel would be reserved for my pillow... I adopted a policy of circulating through the whole force to the full limit imposed by
Have you ever wondered why geese fly in a V formation? As with most animal behavior, God had a good reason for including that in their instincts. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following. In a V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% more flying
I remember hearing a story about a famous film producer. As a child, he had a fight with another boy and lost. While his mother was bathing his black eye, he told her how it was entirely the fault of the other boy. It was the other boy who had started the fight, he claimed.
His mother said
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 25, 2002
GENERATION TO GENERATION
A little girl called out, "Mommy, you know that vase china cabinet, the one that’s been handed down from generation to generation?"
Yes, dear, I know which one you mean, what about it?
"Well, Mommy, I’m sorry, but this generation just dropped it!"
Now some earthly
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 11, 2005
“Bring Back the Rotary Phone?” Acts 13:42-52 Key verse(s): 50:“But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.”
There are three things you can do in life when
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 Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
Pastor Leaders: Over 75% of Senior Pastors don’t believe they are called, gifted or skilled as leaders. Pastors who are leaders are actually less likely to rely on teams of lay leaders to help lead the ministry forward than the
Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 9, 2005
In today’s world of extreme sports there is a popular method of skiing referred to as “Tree-skiing”. Tree-skiing may sound like a death wish, but some skiers love the risk of skiing brand new, fresh powder snow lying in a stand of aspen or spruce trees. The key, of course, is not hitting the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 11, 2009
What Presidents Have in Common with O.T. Heroes
What do the following presidents all have in common.
James A. Garfield (1881) 20th
Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) 31st
Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) 33rd
Gerald Ford (1974-1977) 38th
Ronald Reagan (1981 -1989) 40th
George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) 41st
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 6, 2011
VOTE TO GET WELL
Mrs Fisher, the primary school teacher, was at home recovering from surgery. She heard the letter box bang on the door, then her husband entered the room bringing in the post. One of the letters was a get well card from her 2nd year class
Contributed by Tim White on May 7, 2011
BOSS: MARK DEVER ON THE FOUR ASPECTS OF LEADERSHIP
B=Boss. The leader "reproves, rebukes, and exhorts with all longsuffering and doctrine."
There is a delicate balance in local churches between pastoral authority (Hebrews 13) and congregational authority (Matthew 18). The pastors must exercise
Contributed by Tim White on May 7, 2011
LEADERS ARE BORN AND MADE
J. Oswald Sanders in his classic “Spiritual Leadership” believes that leaders are both born and made. “While conversion does not normally make leaders of people who would never become such otherwise, Church history teaches that in the hour of full surrender the Holy
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Feb 28, 2005
When Christian Herter was governor of Massachusetts, he was running hard for a second term in office. One day, after a busy morning chasing votes (and no lunch) he arrived at a church barbecue. It was late afternoon and Herter was famished.
As Herter moved down the serving line, he
Contributed by Judah Thomas on May 15, 2002
If you try to improve one person by being a good example, you’re improving two. If you try to improve someone without being a good
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"The difference between public relations and publicity? A woman who wears a subtle perfume is using public relations, whereas a woman who wears clothes a size