A Multiplying Ministry

A key element in the apostle Paul’s ministry strategy was to reproduce himself in others. Perhaps this strategy is most clearly seen in 2 Timothy 2:2 where Paul writes, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” This […]

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What is Spiritual Leadership?

According to Henry and Richard Blackaby, “Spiritual leadership is moving people on to God’s agenda.” Ok, what does that entail? 1. The spiritual leader’s task is to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be. “This is influence. Once spiritual leaders understand God’s will, they make every effort to move […]

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Do You Have Leadership Potential?

According to J. Oswald Sanders, here are some ways to investigate your potential: –          Have you ever broken a bad habit?  To lead others, you must master your appetites. –          Do you keep self-control when things go wrong?  The leader who loses control under adversity forfeits respect and influence.  A leader must be calm in […]

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The Power of Vision

At the church in which I pastor, our vision statement reads, “The vision of Hope Church is to grow and develop followers of Jesus Christ who understand and live their calling as missionaries, spreading God’s love to the world.” A vision statement is more than just a few words strung together that get mentioned every […]

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Taken from John MacArthur’s “The Book on Leadership.” In this book, MacArthur looks at the New Testament writings of the Apostle Paul in order to discover these 26 characteristics. Paul, of course, was one of the greatest leaders in history, while MacArthur is one of the greatest leaders of our times so you can’t go […]