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March 17, 2020

3 Spiritual Phrases Christian Leaders Should Stop Saying

I often hear from people who say “We don’t any need more ideas/strategies/conferences/skills…all we need to do is ________,” and then they fill in the blank with something that sounds spiritual. Maybe you have people like that at your church, or someone like that on your team. It’s amazing how common this perspective is. You know the drill.  Every time you suggest “Why don’t we try reformatting our services/changing our kids ministry/reaching out into the community” they shoot back with “what we really need to do is just pray” (or “what we really need to do is get back to the Bible…”) as though […]
February 18, 2020
DTS podcast discusses what makes a good elder board

What Makes a Good Elder Board

What Makes a Good Elder Board? 00:15 Brandenburg’s background in pastoral ministry 02:17 What is an elder-led church? 10:19 What are the qualifications of an elder? 19:15 Is there an age requirement for elders? 24:00 Developing young leaders in the local church 27:04 Utilizing giftedness in the local church 34:48 Creating healthy relationships between pastors and elders 40:57 Building culture in the local church Bill Hendricks: Hi, my name is Bill Hendricks. I’m the Executive Director for Christian Leadership at the Hendricks Center, and I wanna welcome you to The Table Podcast, where we deal with issues of God and […]
January 16, 2020
The Bible illustrates the essential characteristics of a leader.

Five Key Characteristics of a Leader

reshared with kind permission from Barry Voss. With this being an election year, the American people are looking for a leader. But what exactly is a leader? A leader is someone who not only is effective in positively influencing others, but who also demonstrates the character of a leader. People want  leaders they can trust to do what they say.  One’s character is what makes trust possible.   This is true for all leaders, whether they are political, business or church leaders. I believe that there are 5 basic characteristics of a leader: Characteristic #1 First, they must have integrity. It means […]
October 25, 2017
business

The Pastor and the Business Person

In this episode, Dr. Darrell L. Bock and Tom Nelson discuss work and the pastorate, focusing on the church’s relationship to the business world. 00:15 Nelson’€™s background integrating a theology of work with ministry 03:30 How the concept of faith and work entered Nelson’€™s ministry 06:30 The importance of Genesis to biblical theology of work 11:45 How did understanding a biblical theology of work affect your ministry? EXCERPT FROM TRANSCRIPT: Tom Nelson: But yeah, I was committed to teaching the word, to helping people walk closer to Jesus in their own private walk with God, and helping them with their […]
September 27, 2017
mistress

MARRIAGE AND MINISTRY: Can Ministry Become a Mistress?

Do you: Spend more time doing the ministry instead of spending time with your wife? Find a huge percentage of your conversation with your wife to be about ministry? Retire to bed with ministry on your mind, and wake up with it still lingering? Are you more concerned with the problems of your church members, more than the problems ailing your family? find more satisfaction with your involvement at church so much so that you’d rather spend time there than with your wife and kids? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you may be at risk […]