My Christian Leadership Story by Mike Donahoe
Dec03

My Christian Leadership Story by Mike Donahoe

I grew up in the traditional, organized church. I was always taught that the pastor was head of the church and he had all the answers and so much more knowledge than anyone else in the church. I mention the pastor as a ‘he’ because when I was young and growing up in the church it was unheard of to have a woman pastor. I remember scheduling meetings with the pastor so I could ask him questions and find out all the answers to Christian...

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Two Types of Leaders: Which Will You Become? by Frank Viola
Oct27

Two Types of Leaders: Which Will You Become? by Frank Viola

In our leadership-frenzied Christian culture, I’ve opted for a different label for leadership. That label is influence. Despite the unhealthy love-affair that countless Christians have with “leadership” and being “a leader,” the truth is, if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, you’re an influencer. Since God’s Spirit dwelling in you, you’re a member of the body of Christ,...

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Why is it so Difficult to Pass the Baton?
Oct13

Why is it so Difficult to Pass the Baton?

Why is it so difficult to pass the baton to the next generation? Why do Christian Leaders (Bishops “Pastors” Elders) have so much trouble passing the baton when the time comes? There is probably no greater test of a leader’s maturity than when it comes time to pass the baton and move the spotlight to the next generation. Seasons change for everything the Lord creates. Entering  with grace into the fourth quarter of life is normal for...

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Interview with a Living Example of Christ
Jul22

Interview with a Living Example of Christ

I want to follow a living example of Christ. Our Christian culture has always been fascinated with the charisma, the preaching and the gifts of its leadership. Truly, we have placed our values on the wrong things. For years I too was mesmerized by the preachers and teachers of my day, only to be let down when I heard of their sin and subsequent falls. As I have grown in the Lord, I no longer get too excited by what people say, now I...

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The Harness of the Lord (Prophetic Leadership for 21st Century)
Dec23

The Harness of the Lord (Prophetic Leadership for 21st Century)

I remember receiving this word through brother Tom Bailey many MANY years ago while attending a house meeting in Crozet, Virginia. At that time the word came to me that I was a young rebellious colt as pictured in this vision. Indeed it has since proven to be a genuine word from the Lord. Yet, in God’s providence and grace, He lassoed me with cords of love as I ran “free” and He led me into His corral to be trained....

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Swimming Upstream ain’t Easy, but Don’t Stop Now! by Don Nori
Sep08

Swimming Upstream ain’t Easy, but Don’t Stop Now! by Don Nori

The forces against you are incredible, but you were made with the strength to buck the tide. Most look at you and wonder what makes you tick. Ha! Sometimes you wonder that yourself! But you are not satisfied with things as they are. You just will not settle for less. If the truth be know, you can’t. Of course, let me say right away that you need to know in your heart that you are in the River of God’s grace and direction. You cannot...

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