Church leadership

Until the Current Church Leadership Learns

Until the current leadership of the Church learns that the Word of the Lord can come from anyone, at anytime and from anywhere, the...
True Christian Leadership

True Christian Leadership is Upside Down by George Dunn

"Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. And He...
Women in authority

Women, Teaching, and Authority

Women, teaching and authority. What is the proper role for a woman in ministry? Does the Lord actually make a difference in gifting or...
pass the baton

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...
Church Pastor Idol

Pastor Idolatry; Who’s Responsible?

The church has been on a pendulum swing for two thousand years from extremes of totally adoring leaders or some individualistic notion that “we...
Rare Seed of Men

A Rare Seed of Men in Leadership

Like the slogan “a rare breed of men,” God has reserved for His purposes a rare SEED of men in leadership. God says the...
My Christian Leadership Story

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...
two types of leaders

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...
controlling church pastor

Confessions of a Controlling Church Pastor

What I am about to write I pray is birthed in my love for Christ's Church. I pray that it is motivated by the...
Church Ministry Titles

A Message to His Holy Highness the Worshipful Bishop Rev. Dr. Apostle Grand Poobah...

Jesus just wasn't into titles. We shouldn't be either. I am often asked if I have a title, and my answer doesn't satisfy some people....
Making Disciples

Making Disciples or Making Clones by Michael Rose

Have you ever experienced a situation where someone, in the name of Jesus, tried to fashion you into their own image of Jesus? As...
having no reputation

The Joy of Having No Reputation – by Frank Viola

Early in my Christian life, I sometimes thought about how many of us Christians would follow Jesus if we lived during His time? I...
Bottom to Top Leadership

The Quest for Bottom-to-Top Leadership

What is Bottom-to-Top leadership?  Instead of Top to Bottom, it is the exact opposite of hierarchy. It looks like an inverted pyramid on paper....
Positional Authority

Positional Authority or Relational Authority?

Positional Authority or Relational Authority is the current debate among many in the church today. Most religious leaders want to maintain the religious traditions...
Women in Ministry

The Ministry of Women Redefined

The Ministry of Women Redefined was originally published as a book by Jon Zens called "What's with Paul and Women?" This is an excerpt...
Redefining leadership

Redefining Leadership – To Lead or Not to Lead by Steve Crosby

Redefining leadership - to lead or not to lead, that is the question. A leader is not the chief visionary. A leader is not...
how to discern false apostles

How to Discern False Apostles by Weibold/Newby

In the mid-1990s, there was a movement within Christendom that emphasized the restoration of apostles and prophets. Having just exited the “mega-church” scene, I...
Celebrity Preachers

4 Fatal Flaws that Ruin Christian Ministers by Lee Grady

Our movement began unraveling a few years ago because of flawed leadership. We will not recover until we clean up our act. I spend a...
clones

Sons vs. Clones; Avoiding Christian Clones

We don't need to make Christian Clones. Those who count themselves as fathers need to be mindful that to be effective in the discipleship...
Fathering

Fathering: Helping Transition the Next Generation

Fathering: helping transition the next generation is a short article that caught my eye from my friend and brother Molong Nacua of the Philippines....