Leadership: A Work of Heart

Reflections on  A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders Author: Reggie McNeal What is spiritual leadership? “The first order of responsibility for spiritual leaders: to reflect the heart of God to the people around them (XIV).” I’ve come to understand that the first person that I must lead is myself. Self-leadership includesContinue reading “Leadership: A Work of Heart”

Mentoring: Stand Your Ground Part III

Today we wrap a mini-series about mentoring through the hard things. Our first post talked about the importance of offering comfort and encouragement during difficult times, with the understanding that suffering is a part of living in a fallen world, and suffering well is a mark of our Christian faith. Part II mentally prepared usContinue reading “Mentoring: Stand Your Ground Part III”

Coffee Talk: This Makes Me Nervous

The Apostle Paul wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a very disturbed church. They were divided on many issues. They quarreled. There was jealousy, sexual immorality, and lawsuits among them. In the midst of thanking God for this troubled population of believers, teaching and instructing them, offering warnings and rebukes—some gentle, some not—Paul continuedContinue reading “Coffee Talk: This Makes Me Nervous”