Contributed on Jan 5, 2009
This message looks at the significance of the shepherd and how it is essential to understanding God’s plan for church leadership.
The image of the shepherd seems somewhat irrelevant to modern Americans. Without a doubt this makes it quite difficult to communicate God’s plan for church leadership. The picture of the shepherd fails to connect with us in the modern church. Shepherds would have been as common to the original ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2009
This message compares the biblical plan for leadership with some of the wrong turns we have taken in the area of church leadership.
Over the years we have managed to lose sight of God’s plan for leadership in the church. In fact we have modeled the leadership structure of the church more after our nation’s government than the Biblical plan. Our leadership strategies have the tendency to look more like corporate America instead ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2009
This message looks at three main things a good leader does.
“Understanding What Leaders Do” Selected Scripture Journalist Brock Brewer wrote that if Martian spacemen were to descend to our planet and demand, “Take me to your leader,” the earthlings would not know where to direct them. This confusion about leadership not only exists in the world but in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2009
This message looks into exactly how the Bible describes an elder.
God is concerned about leadership. Consider some of the great leaders from the Old Testament. One of the first names that come to mind is Moses. God’s hand was on him from the time of his birth. God put Moses through a rigorous eighty year training course before calling him to lead His people. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 2, 2009
This message presents an overview of the types of leaders that God wants for the church.
George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying, “Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?” Many churches across America are in desperate need of visionary leadership. Leaders who refuse to settle for the way things are and are willing to press on ...read more