Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10
Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Constant is the Call for Leadership
Leadership has been a great need in every age of the church. This article looks to the wisdom of the early church for the basics of how to lead and pastor well.
Leadership and the Eucharist
These worship planning notes and commentary on 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14, Psalm 111, Ephesians 5:15-20, and John 6:51-58 discuss the transfer of power, the nature of servant leadership, Weslyian hymns, and the elements in the Eucharist.
Leadership is about challenge not comfort, adventure not safety. That's why strong leaders often create some anxiety. Leadership moves a community to the place where answers are not easy to find.
Leadership Is about Giving Power Away
This article considers Moses as a leader and Jethro's management advice (Exodus 18:17-18), suggesting that leadership is about minimizing our own importance and encouraging the contribution of others.
Leadership -- It's Not Only for Administrators
The former president of Fuller Seminary says he wasn't "going into leadership" when he first became an administrator. With a friend's help, he realized he'd been leading for years as a teacher and scholar.
Leadership lessons at the intersection of faith and justice in Ferguson
Leah Gunning Francis shares the church leadership lessons she learned in the aftermath of a racially charged police shooting and urges church leaders to have courage in similar situations.
Leadership Beyond the Stereotype
This blog article aims to debunk the understanding of leadership as a self-confident all knowing authority, proposing instead that leadership is about influencing and empowering people to face reality, as modeled by Jesus with his disciples....
Leadership as loving enemies
This article reminds us that the ministry of reconciliation is fundamental to what makes Christian leadership Christian.
Leadership, Christianity, and a Dinner Invite
A short blog about a Christian response to leadership, humility, and sexual harassment.
Leadership by Light
This reflection contrasts the leadership styles of Manassah and Josiah from 2 Kings 21-23, encouraging us--with God's help--to be leaders who bring glory to God and encouragement to the world.
Full Text Hymns on Leadership
He leadeth me, he leadeth mePD
Where he leads me I will followPD
The King of love my shepherd isPD
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Carolyn Brown looks at Job 38:1-7, 34-41; Psalms 46, 90, 91:9-16, 104:1-9, 24, 35; Isaiah 53:4-12; Mark 10:35-45; and Hebrews 5:1-10, and shares ways to teach some of the themes such as the Creator, the High...
Leadership for Introverts
As an introvert, this pastor shares about the tension between honoring God-given personality traits and not allowing them to hinder ministry. He includes helpful suggestions for other introverts seeking balance and health in their leadership.
Habits are Key to Transformative Leadership
In this article David L. Odom uses the example of Moses changing his leadership style at the urging of Jethro in Exodus 18 to explore how applying new habits and mindsets are essential to leadership.
Leadership is Purpose, Vision, and Patience
Stacy Jackson uses Proverbs 25:2 and Genesis 3:5 to reflect on Christian leadership as a God-enabled calling while acknowledging the allure of power and the limitations of one’s sinful nature.
The Leadership Team is Assembled – Now What?
A practical how-to that provides suggestions for how to move forward once you have established a youth ministry team, like setting regular team-building activities, prayer, planning worship together, and evaluating the leadership group.
Leadership in 140 characters
On Father's Day, church planter, pastor, and dad converses with his son via Twitter about leadership. He shares "five lessons" on being a leader in 140 characters or less.
The Language of Leadership is the Language of Love
The pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, one of the nation’s most historic churches, offers leadership advice for pastors who want to make a difference in their communities.
Ordinary Volunteer Finds Her Leadership Gift
An illustration by Karen Miller on the importance of developing leadership in the church for any change to happen. Appropriate for topics like leadership, mission, and serving.