It is the quality of leaders that they can bear to be sat on, absorb shocks, act as a buffer, bear being much plagued… The wear and tear of the continual friction and trials which come to the servants of God are the greatest test of character.
Month: November 2010
Where Do Ideas Come From?
Here are some interesting insight from marketing guru Seth Godin on the birthplace of ideas. How many of these would apply to sermon thoughts, and vision-casting? Ideas don’t come from watching television Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture Ideas often come while reading a book Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only… Continue reading Where Do Ideas Come From?
Youth Leaving the Church
As cited inLeadership Journal, the statistics are alarming: Rainer Research estimates that 70 percent of young people leave the church by age 22. Barna Group argues that the figure increases to 80 percent by age 30. The Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, recently observed that growth in their churches is failing to keep… Continue reading Youth Leaving the Church
Quoted: Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell on Caring for Others
The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth.
Quoted: Chester L. Tolson on Church Missions
The local church must think big. It’s mission must embrace not just local causes by the needs of the world beyond. The more the congregation can give away, the more it will take in.
Obama Most ‘Gay’-Friendly President
Not quite half way through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more than 150 openly homosexual officials, exceeding all other presidents. They have been appointed as everything from agency heads and commission members to policy officials and senior staffers. The previous high, of about 140, was during two full terms under President Bill… Continue reading Obama Most ‘Gay’-Friendly President
Respond or React?
Life will throw surprises and unexpected events your way. What you do with those is what makes all of the difference. You can either “respond” or “react.” Just as it is with medicine, reactions are negative; responses are positive. The seemingly unattainable goal is to stop long enough before doing or saying anything in order… Continue reading Respond or React?
Quoted: Michelangelo on Ambition and Vision
Lord, grand that I may always desire more than I can accomplish
Original Commission and the Great Commission: a Parallel
From Jason Dulle‘s blog: “So God created man in his own image… And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’” (Genesis… Continue reading Original Commission and the Great Commission: a Parallel
Vision and Work
Vision without work is Visionary. Work without vision is Mercenary. Vision and Work are Missionary.