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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Prayers of a Pioneer
Mar03

Prayers of a Pioneer

The Prayers of a Pioneer Father I hear the cries of the cloud of witnesses from on high. They cheer and dare me to go on into the unknown.  I am challenged to go beyond all the familiar places of my present relationship with you. I know they are right.  I know there is more. There must be more! Open my eyes that I may see and expand my heart that I may receive. I am jealous of the men and women who walked before me and tasted of...

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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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Difference Between Knowing God and Spiritual Formulas
Oct16

Difference Between Knowing God and Spiritual Formulas

A friend and I were recalling the season many years ago when a popular teaching on faith emerged that promoted a clear cut strategy for getting from God what you wanted. If your heart was set on a bicycle, for instance, you must submit the request complete with the color, size and brand name. This concept is still popular today along with countless other methods to spiritual “success”. Religion is great at coming up with...

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