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CHOOSE TO BE A LEADER…..NOW in the world in which you live

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A few months ago, I had a surprise call from a 22 year old young man named Bailey. We chatted for a moment and then he got to the point; “The reason I am calling you is to ask if you would mentor me?” I hadn’t previously mentored a person from Generation Z, but felt a strange prompt to connect with Bailey and agreed to meet with him.

I was immediately impressed with Bailey’s heart for God and his desire to make an impact with his life in the world in which he lived and the new disciplines he started to develop in his life. One day as he was …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 68 – 73

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012

(68)  “HE SAVED THE BEST UNTIL LAST”

“………and the master of the banquet tasted the water that (Jesus) turned into wine…… Then he called the bridegroom and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best until now.’” John 2:8-10

As I recently read these words in my daily Bible journaling, I was deeply stirred and was prompted to write the following response with great conviction.

I live in a season of life that is commonly known as old age where:
* I feel a stirring to stand aside and take …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE (58 – 67)

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012

(58) “IT ALL RISES AND FALLS ON LEADERSHIP…….SELECTION”

One of the most underrated activities in the life of an organisation is the selection of leaders which involves developing a leadership emergence strategy. Especially this is true if you believe that an organisation will not rise above the level of its leaders. Consequently I was recently impressed by the leadership selection strategy king David adopted on one occasion. (1 Chronicles 11) He had set his sights on conquering the heavily fortified city of Jerusalem and making it the capitol of his kingdom. However, this was no easy task. David made this challenge to his troops, “Whoever is first to attack the …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 49 – 57

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012
(49) “TRUE LEADERS ARE CARRIERS”

Moses said, “I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.” Numbers 11:14 Despite Moses having a large number of teachers and elders and tribal heads, it would appear that he felt lonely and overburdened. He had a lot of leaders, but no carriers. Having the title of a leader does not make a person a leader. Leadership is not about wearing a badge, it is about carrying a burden, accepting responsibility. Becoming a leader changes the way a person walks. Leaders carry a burden, are sensitive to people who are struggling, walk with the heart of a servant …