The ministry of leadership begins with being cognizant of a beautiful scriptural truth, which is: the sheep belong to God, and not to men. This knowledge has greatly helped to improve the effectiveness of my ministry through the years. A true calling from God followed by submission unto Him, this makes a leader. Read more
“Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool”. Proverbs 19:1
With out doubt of all the traits needed in the ministry of highest priority is integrity. It was King David in the Old Testament that spoke of the benefits of integrity. (Psalms 26:1-12) Read more
When Albert Schweitzer, the great humanitarian, was asked if he had any advice for parents about bringing up children, he said, “I only have three principles, three basic rules. One, you only teach by example. Two, by example. Three, by example.” It is the same pattern an effective leader should use. Read more
There are many leadership principles, but I believe transferring vision is one of the most important. Briefly stating the mechanics of this principle, we will use four laws.
1. See the Vision
The leader must know where he is going. He must understand what he wants for the future. The direction the work or church is to go must be thought through and understood so he can explain it well to those he leads.
2. Sell the People on the Vision
For the leader’s vision to be fulfilled the people must buy into it. The leader must take the people with him. The vision must be transferred from the leader to the people. When it is transferred the vision no longer belongs only to the leader, but it becomes the people’s vision as well. Take the time to transfer. Read more
- Success in the spiritual enterprise is based on commitment.
- Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted.
- You need to know where you want to go.
- Loyalty is productive.
- To be productive, I must be responsible.
- Not all the old is out of date, nor is all the new acceptable.
- Cherish the treasures of the past. Read more