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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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Jerome Creach
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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Christopher A. Beeley 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Discipleship Ministries Courageous Leadership 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. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Mike Chalk 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. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Bill Peel 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Richard J. Mouw 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Leah Gunning Francis 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.... Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Leadership as loving enemies This article reminds us that the ministry of reconciliation is fundamental to what makes Christian leadership Christian. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: L. Gregory Jones Leadership, Christianity, and a Dinner Invite A short blog about a Christian response to leadership, humility, and sexual harassment. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jason Lief 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. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Kristin Huffman Full Text Hymns on Leadership He leadeth me, he leadeth mePD
Where he leads me I will followPD
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Servant Leadership 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... Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown 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. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Olu Brown 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: David L. Odom 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. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Stacy Jackson 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. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Sharon Veltema 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. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Calvin O. Butts 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Karen Miller
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