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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 308 views]

A careful man I want to be,
A little fellow follows me;
I do not dare to go astray
For fear he’ll go the self-same way.
I cannot once escape his eyes.
Whate’er he sees me do he tries.
Like ME he says he’s going to be –
That little chap who follows me.
I must remember as I go
Through summer suns and winter snows,
I am building for the years to be –
That little chap who follows me.

Ministry Development »

[28 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 466 views]

Do not visit someone of the opposite sex alone in their home.
Do not counsel someone of the opposite sex alone at your office (without the door ajar, a window in the door, or an assistant outside the door).
Do not counsel a married person of the opposite sex more than once without the person’s mate being present (or involved in the process).
Do not dine alone with someone of the opposite sex.
Do not kiss someone of the opposite sex (in private) or show affection that could be questioned.
Do not discuss detailed sexual …

Ministry Development »

[5 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 419 views]

Some words of caution and advice from Clayton King regarding the Monday phenomenon that mounts upon pastors, ministers and church leaders.
BE CAREFUL ON MONDAYS:
1.  You are most vulnerable to criticism and discouragement.  Hold off on most calls and emails til Tuesday.  They can wait unless they are a medical or spiritual emergency.
2.  You are susceptible to sexual temptation, whether in person or online.  Monitor your mood and your online activity everyday, but particularly on Mondays.
3.  Fatigue from Sunday means you have less energy to focus on important tasks on Monday.  …

Inspiration, Ministry Development »

[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 518 views]

Below is a synopsis of an article written by Jim Nicodem, an Author and Prayer Coach, detailing seven effective ways of motivating your church to prayer.
1. Set a Good Example
2. Pray as a Staff
3. Teach Regularly on the Topic of Prayer
4. Include Prayer Exercises in the Worship Services
5. Weave Prayer Throughout Leadership Meetings
6. Train Small Group Leaders to Protect Time for Prayer
7. Provide Prayer Counselors at the End of Worship Services

Quotes »

[27 May 2009 | No Comment | 256 views]

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
(This could also apply to other organizational structures, such as the church.)

Quotes »

[29 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 420 views]

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but upon what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ alone founded his empire upon love, and at this hour millions of men would die for him.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821)

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[15 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 348 views]

There is always a thread of truth and reality in criticism, correct even if the criticizer is a jerk… Be better than all involved.

Ministry Development »

[14 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 506 views]

This plan was suggested by the late B. E. Echols
Monday -  OT History: 7 Chapters in Gen-Nehemiah
Tuesday  – NT Gospels: 4 Chapters in Matt.-Luke
Wednesday – OT Poetry : 4 Chapters in Esther- Song Of Solomon
Thursday : 4 Chapters in John, Acts and Revelation
Friday – OT Prophecy: 4 Chapters in …

Inspiration »

[11 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 310 views]

I recently heard the story of a man who visited an asylum for the criminally insane. He was a bit surprised to find that there were three guards to take care of a hundred inmates. He said to one of the guards, “Aren’t you afraid that the inmates will unite, overcome you, and escape?” The guard smiled and said, “Lunatics never unite.” This made me think to myself, “Hmm… so that’s the problem in our churches! Obviously, I was kidding.
While relaying this story to my church recently, my tongue twisted …

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[28 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 427 views]

Simply put, leadership is the ability to lead. Leadership can be, but is not necessarily, a virtue. Leaders have the ability to affect change… that change can be either good or bad. Leadership holds a measure of power… the ability to influence. Fear the leader who has no accountability.