Category: Mentoring

TO BE LIKE JESUS

Jesus,Holding,Male,Hand,To,Bless,And,Heal,Christian,,ReligiousThe remarkable life of Jesus was brought home to me when I read these words,
“The life of Jesus was so unique, unpredictable, illogical and inconsistent that it would have been impossible for someone to make it up. It had to be true.”

And yet Jesus’ calling to us is that we are to learn to live like Him. He said to His disciples, “As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.”  John 20:21  As I grew to understand this calling, the words of a Salvation Army song took on a deeper meaning for me :

“To be like Jesus, this hope possesses me,
In every thought

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A STRONG LEADERSHIP TEAM

building blocks (2)“When you share with me your vision, the first question I will ask you is, ‘Who is on your leadership team?’ The success of your vision is going to be determined more by who is on your leadership team than anything else. If you have a big vision, the first thing you need to do is to start building a strong leadership team.”
John Maxwell

For buildings to stand the test of time, they need to be constructed on a strong foundation. Just as in buildings, so it is with building a strong church or a strong organisation, the leadership team must be built on a strong foundation. More often …

LEADERSHIP….IN TIMES LIKE THESE

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I haven’t met one person yet who has told me that they could have anticipated the events that have shaken the world in recent days. We live in times of disruption and instability where the only uncertainty we have is continuous change and where our national leaders seem incapable of finding answers to the challenges that confront us. In addition, we are realising that what got us to where we are now, will not be capable of taking us to where we want to go.

It seems that this very situation is creating a crisis in leadership for how can you lead when you can’t see what’s ahead and don’t …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 76 – 83

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(76)  “THE DANGER OF BEING EDUCATED BEYOND OUR EXPERIENCE”
“But anyone who hears My teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against the house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
(Matthew 7:26-27)
I will never forget the time a young man came to me to share a concern that Bible study was becoming a danger to him. He went on to tell me that he was regularly attending 4 Bible studies and that he was struggling to take in all he had been learning and to apply it to his …