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… Continue reading The Little Chap Who Follows Me
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… Continue reading Personal Counseling Guidelines
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… Continue reading It’s Monday… Be Careful Pastors
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… Continue reading 7 Ways to Get Your Church onto the Praying Field
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.)
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)
There is always a thread of truth and reality in criticism, correct even if the criticizer is a jerk… Be better than all involved.
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… Continue reading Another Bible Reading Plan
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… Continue reading Unatics, Unite!
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.