Category Archives: Church Leadership

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Preaching and the Other: Studies of Postmodern Insights

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Next month, I’ll invite us to explore what I would term the instrumental leadership style as we continuing thinking about the connectional leadership model. He is blessed to serve with his wife, Christa, who is also an ordained minister. The church-culture leadership style wrongly assumes that 1) the pastor serves inside the church, 2) the laity minister in the world, and that 3) the world is seeking the church. 23 By contrast, leadership in the non-church culture is concerned with 1) specific concrete missional objectives, 2) pastoral and lay visitation in the community, 3) corporate dynamic worship, and 4) significant relational grouping.
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Dreaming of Home: Homecoming as a model for renewal and

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But this is a description of Ephesus, not a prescription for all future organization of the church. Having been involved in ministry for more than 30 years with her late husband, Michael, Teri has served as a youth director for the Eastern District, ICFG cabinet member, divisional superintendent, district women’s advisor, Church Health team leader and on the president’s council for Life Pacific College. Employees need to get out of their cubes and hear stories of how their work impacts those whom the church is reaching.
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The Superman Syndrome

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Other experts in the field quickly picked up Burns’ mantle, empirically measuring and validating the theory of what became transformational leadership that is popular today. When preparing for this post, I though over several possible, stand-out Lavender s. Because, if they were important, God would have included directions regarding them. Though women clergy constitute a very small minority of the ordained clergy in most denominations, current seminary enrollments -- in some cases more than 40 per cent women -- suggest that the next few years will see sudden and dramatic increases in the numbers of women entering parish ministries and other clergy positions.
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Hope of Reconciliation: Connecting First and Second

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Her educational background is in social work, with an emphasis on children and families. Why does this post have a picture of a mobile phone? Technology use has increased within churches, worship styles have become more informal, the median age of the head clergy has increased “from 48 in 1998 to 53 in 2006,” and the income and educational levels of members have also increased (Chaves & Anderson, 2008). 37 Another study considered the mortality rate of religious institutions (Anderson, Martinez, Hoegeman, Adler, & Chaves, 2008).
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The Tide is Running Out: What the English Church Attendance

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While each staff person is generally focused on a particular campus, most have responsibilities that extend to all campuses. The church has been her sanctuary, she said. If it becomes clear that God has so gifted a certain man in the church, and if, after prayer, the church recognizes his gifts, then he should be set apart as an elder. The government must make it legal for such a union to occur first. Each of the modules focus on the most practical topics that a pastor and his team have to deal with as a board.
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Notes from the Heart of a Servant (Volume 1)

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Reviving the ancient faith: The story of Churches of Christ in America. You’ll get more “bang for your buck” – if that makes sense. Sky Anderson was ordained, becoming the first transgender person licensed as clergy. That scripture, Matthew 10:16, is Jesus, speaking to His disciples: �Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and gentle as doves. (KJV)� Warren�s manipulation of this scripture results in the traditionally-minded servants of Christ being likened unto wolves.
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Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication

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This kind is usually one with a long history and has established branches. 2. Genesis 3 - Eve led Adam in committing the first sin. Context makes clear that this is the same occasion discussed in Acts 15 below. * Both passages refer to meetings in Jerusalem. * Both involved Paul and Barnabas going to Jerusalem. * Both involved meetings with church leaders in Jerusalem, specifically Peter and James. * In both passages the issue was whether or not circumcision should be bound on Gentiles. * In both passages the meeting was necessitated by people who had agitated the view that circumcision was necessary. * In both passages the decision was that such would not be necessary.
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Courageous Hope: The Call of Leadership

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The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder ... [2] Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof... • Elders are spiritual overseers. This would have been unconscionable in the days that Roe v. The appointment of trustees is crucial; this should be in the hands of senior leadership. In the financial world, this exchange can take the form of incentives for productivity or disincentives for a lack of productivity. A shepherd seeks fresh pasture, clean water, and a place of safety.
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Healing Spiritual Amnesia: Remembering What it Means to be

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But even by themselves they powerfully counter the Super Apostle’s claims. Wade leads our Worship Team, including worship leaders, musicians, and vocalists. All Christians ought to wear the “apron of humility” (5), a reminder of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet at the last supper, as they serve one another. Ross and Becky’s children include Mallory, her husband Luke, Joseph, his wife Lauren and grandkids Christian and Catherine, and Shawn, his wife Angie and granddaughters Ella and Sophie.
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Emotional Intelligence for Kingdom Leaders: A Primer and 30

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Dynamism, life and drive are clearly visible in such churches. Since the local church is "the pillar and support of the truth" (1 Tim. 3: 15b), its leaders must be rock-solid pillars of biblical doctrine or the house will crumble. Is the Bible teaching about women's role outdated and antiquated? Table 7 Frequency by MLQ Leader Style (N = 131) Leader Style TRANSF TRANSA PASSA M 3.065 2.004 1.138 SD .411 .445 .464 75 The dependent variable is the net difference in the average attendance in 2009 and 2012 as identified in the print and electronic data source, Churches of Christ in the United States (Royster, 2008, 2009, 2012).
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