What Jealousy Does To Healthy Relationships?

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Have you ever thought about what jealousy does to healthy relationships?  Have you found yourself resentful when a friend or someone you know has achieved something that you had desired to accomplish for yourself? Or, have you simply been resentful that another person was getting credit for what you feel you should be getting. Jealousy […]

What Is Blaming All About?

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What is blaming all about?  Chuck Swindoll puts it this way, “The aggressive attitude reacts to circumstances with blame. We blame ourselves or someone else, or God, or if we can’t find a tangible scapegoat, we blame “fate.”  What an absolute waste! We blame ourselves, we multiply our guilt, we rivet ourselves to the past…… […]

Being An Effective Leader in the Church

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The effective church in the twenty-first century will be the church that mobilizes, equips, empowers and supports laypeople in ministry. Yet, some church members are frightened that they are to be ministers. Knowing Jesus and being the recipients of His blessings is one thing, but the idea of being a minister is something else altogether. […]

Partnering The Power Of Synergy

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Synergy is defined as two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable. It really does define the true power of fellowship, which is the power of partnering. The focus of synergy is God’s miraculous power at work.  Jesus was God, but He could not fulfill His mission alone He needed […]

3 Sources of Influence That Can Be Really Illegitimate

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3 Sources of Influence That Can Be Really Illegitimate According to Henry and Richard Blackaby in their book, Spiritual Leadership, there are three illegitimate sources of influence that people often try to use. 1. Position 2. Power 3. Personality What do you think about these three characteristics? Dale Roach _____________________________ Some Quotes from Billy Graham […]

The Leader’s Seven Essential Behaviors

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How does a leader avoid becoming a micro-manager?  How can a leader keep himself or herself from being caught up in the various details of running a business.  Here are seven characteristics that Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan say are essential behaviors that form the first building block in getting things done. (Execution, The Discipline […]

Destructive Power and How to Deal With It

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Advice for Dealing With Destructive Power Richard Foster has some great insights in dealing with the destructive power struggles within an organization.  One of the first steps in dealing with power struggles is to first understand what destructive power is all about.  Here are just a few of Foster’s thoughts in his book Money, Sex […]