Leader's Heart-Overflow

Who a Leader Listens to


A leader must know who to listen to. When Moses failed to come back down the mountain right away, the people went to Aaron. “Look,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us….” So Aaron said, “Tell your wives and sons and daughters to take off their gold earrings, and then bring them to me.” All the people …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow

Follow the Instructions


I love building things, but I hate following instructions. So, I often end up with extra pieces … or find I’ve skipped a step, so I have to take half the thing apart and rebuild it … or the “completed” project just does not work. I end up having to look at the directions anyway to see where I went wrong. …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Stop Recruiting!


When you as a leader look around your spheres of influence, you’ll probably notice that the opportunities usually far outweigh your resources. So what do you do? The Best Leader Ever made it simple: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”  – Matthew 9:37-38 For …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow

It’s OK to Bowl Alone


Yesterday I went bowling alone, and I enjoyed it immensely. I was in Evansville, Indiana, with my son Dru and his friend Christian who were in a bouldering competition. I had a couple hours to kill before the comp actually started, so I puttered around Barnes & Noble and then went bowling. Around the fourth frame of the third game, …

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Spiritual Life

Mountain Climbing Dangers, Decisions, and Devotions


I feel a need to comment on my own post from February 24, “Just to Be Close to You.” I wrote that devotional based on Exodus 24 where Moses and the Israelite leaders climbed the mountain and worshiped God. There is a danger here if you read too much into this. Even as I wrote it I tried to be …

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Small Group Leaders

It’s Really Not About Burnout!


Last night during our small group meeting, Chris mentioned that we should bring all the kids up from the basement and, as parents, pray with and over them. After the kids came into the living room, sitting on parent’s laps and on the floor in front of us, Chris glanced over at me. I just nodded at him, and he …

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Training SG Leaders

Responsibilities, Resources, and Reasons in Small Group Ministry


Where is the bar set for our small group leaders? At Northeast, I’m always looking for unschooled, ordinary people who have been with Jesus (Acts 4:13). The expectations bar is very low in regards to their current knowledge and skills, but it is higher in regards to their heart for Jesus. I’m praying and looking for leaders after God’s own …

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Spiritual Life

Just to Be Close to You …


I am often frustrated by the fact that even though I want to be a leader after God’s own heart, I can’t quite carry it out as I want to. I desire to be closer to him, abiding in a daily, intimate, rich relationship with God, but it seems I can only get so close. It’s not God–he has drawn …

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Spiritual Life

The Jesus of the Old Testament Too


I came across a couple verses buried in the middle of a bunch of Old Testament laws this morning that broadened my understanding of Jesus. It’s quite remarkable: “See, I am sending my angel before you to lead you safely to the land I have prepared for you. Pay attention to him, and obey all of his instructions…. He is …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow

The One Thing a Leader Must Know


At the center of a spiritual leader’s competencies is an unshakable belief that God is sovereign. Even (or maybe especially) in the midst of difficult or even tragic situations, a leader knows that God is in control and will work for the good. “As the princess opened [the basket that she found in the river], she found the baby boy. His helpless …

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