Category: Leadership

The Great Omission of the Great Commission…….What’s Missing in Evangelism Today?

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I have a file of articles I have collected that go under the heading of The Secret to an Evangelising Church. The following are some of the keys listed in these papers that will transform a church into an evangelising church :

  • A church where people bring people to church
  • A church that moves from being inward looking to outward looking
  • A church that holds evangelism conferences
  • A church where evangelism is everybody’s responsibility and not just the pastor’s responsibility

Whilst these keys address some of the symptoms that relate to churches that fail to fulfill the great commission, they don’t get to the heart of the problem which …

The Qualities Of A Leader….A paper that took 36 years to write

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When God wants to get something done, He finds a person, but not just any person.  He looks for a person with certain qualities.

Consider the following examples:

  1. But select capable men from all the people – men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain – and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.  Exodus 18:21.  Jethro to Moses (also Deuteronomy 1:9-13)
  2. Brothers choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. Acts 6:3.  The 12 Apostles to all the disciples
  3. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to

Can You Tell The Time?

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I was sitting in a coffee shop in Beijing Airport waiting for my plane when a red faced airport attendant came up to me and asked,”Are you Mister Rod Denton?” When I replied that I was, he then said,”I have been searching for you. We have been calling your name. You have missed your flight. Your plane has gone without you.” And the reason I missed my flight was that I could not tell the time. I had forgotten  to synchronize my watch with Chinese time. I had made a serious mistake and would now have to suffer the inconvenient consequences.

My thesis for this paper is One of the

Mentoring, A Relationship That Empowers A Tribute To My Mentor John Mallison

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I recently read an article by Thom Rainer entitled ‘The One Common Factor of Effective Church Leaders’.  He began the article by asking a critical question, “Is it possible to find one common factor in the lives and ministries of the most effective church leaders?”

He answered, “I think so” and then went on to say that “The most effective church leaders are being continuously and intentionally mentored…it is the difference between good leadership and great leadership for most church leaders.”  Having made his point with some conviction, Thom Rainer however had to conclude that “mentoring is missing in over 90% of church leaders’ lives today.”

After reading the article, …