A Teachable Heart – Part 3

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In scripture, the term “heart” is used to denote a person’s inner self. The heart is the center of spiritual activity, moral understanding, and human will. God uses the human heart to build relationships, helping you and those in your life to complete one another. In particular, He uses a teachable heart (one receptive to […]

Can You Rewire Your Brain’s Default Setting?

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When Dave walked into the office on the first day of his new job, the first person he saw was Nicole. And he didn’t like what he saw. Nicole’s hands fluttered over a messy desk as she spoke on a cell phone, simultaneously checking email and sorting through her interoffice memo box. Dave’s logical mind […]

Transitions, Part 5: Facing Risk

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By the Book or Out of the Box? Two Ways to Face Risk Every ministry adopts rules that are unique to its culture. Members of your team follow those procedures differently. Some embrace risk and break rules to press forward. Others naturally follow established procedures. Facing risk – along with processing information, solving problems, and […]

Pride Destroys and Makes Leaders Vulnerable

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Pride Destroys “Pride is a sin, and pride will do what sin does.  It destroys.  Leaders who allow pride to grow unchecked will eventually lose everything – their relationships, their credibility, and ultimately their position as a leader. The writer of Proverbs sagely warns: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.” (Proverbs […]

Use Whatever Gift You Have

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What do you do with your God-given talents and skills?  Each of use was born with unique characteristics.  The Apostle Peter gave the early church some advice on using personal gifts. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful steward of God’s grace in its various forms.  If […]

Old and New Testament Bible Verses for Teamwork

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Old and New Testament Bible Verses for Teamwork Old and New Testament Bible verses are a great resource for those who are attempting to create strong and productive teams. There are many Bible verses that can teach you and your organization how to effectively use the gifts, talents and resources that the Lord has given […]

Strong Servant Leaders in Church

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Strong Servant Leader in Church In his book Planting Churches for the 21st Century, Aubrey Malphurs has some unique ideas about Christian servant leadership for the church. Unlike other authors Malphurs feels that “a plurality of lay leaders has proven to be insufficient for the church. The church needs strong servant leadership. (27) Malphurs gives […]