Category: Christian Living

SHAPING YOUR CULTURE……. By what you create or what you tolerate

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I was recently reminded of the valuable responsibility leaders have in shaping the culture of their organisation. They can shape their culture intentionally, or they can shape their culture by default.

This important lesson was brought home to me when I listened to a presentation by Danny Meyer, the CEO of a restaurant chain in America called Shake Shack. He spoke of how he chose to define the way he would shape the culture of his restaurant by “shaping the way that people would feel when they dined in one of the Shake Shack restaurants.” And it all started with the interview of prospective staff where staff are appointed not …

BRACHIATE………A word worth living!

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During a recent conversation with a friend of mine, he mentioned a word I had not heard before……brachiate. He suggested I search it out on google when I returned home. He said it is a word worth discovering……..and even more important, a word worth living. I did as he said and discovered the following :

BRACHIATE : comes from the Latin BRACHIUM, discovered in the mid eighteenth century and means “arm” or “arm swinging”. The verb means to swing by the arms from one hold (branch or tree limb) to the next and one of its uses is for smaller monkeys that proceed through the jungle by swinging from one

The University Of the Desert………….God’s choice training ground

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“At certain times and places God will build a mysterious wall around us.  He will take away all the supports we customarily lean upon, and will remove our ordinary ways of doing things.  God will close us off to something divine, completely new and unexpected and that cannot be understood by examining our previous circumstances.  We will be in a place where we do not know what is happening, where God is cutting the cloth of our lives by a new pattern and thus where He causes us to look to Him.  Most Christians lead a treadmill life – a life in which they can predict almost everything that will

The Person Jesus Uses

The Person Jesus Uses

From the time I left the business world to enter full time ministry, I had a conviction that to grow a church I needed to focus on growing leaders who would grow the church. Or as Paul Scanlon has said, “To grow a big church, focus on growing big people.”

This led me to a very important question, “Who is the person Jesus uses?” For I wanted to be a person Jesus could use and I wanted to raise up a generation of people that Jesus could use.

Good leaders know what and who they are looking for and consequently have a better chance of achieving their ultimate goal. Take, …