3 Oct 2018

The character of church leaders

Character is important. We often see our church learners stumble ethically and morally. We see their ministries deteriorate. In 1 Timothy 3:1­7 we read about Paul’s qualifications for church leaders.

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task (1 Timothy...

5 Sep 2018

How should I approach God? 

The demand for political correctness is ever-increasing. It is expected of us to continuously adapt to the changing sensitivities of our culture. One of the topics under discussion is how to approach God. People today believe that all paths and methods are valid, because they all lead to God.

This...

11 Jul 2018

Hear God in the silence

Computer scientists recently used new techniques to read the 1500-year-old Ein Gide scroll. Because the scroll is badly burnt, archaeologists were too scared to open it. They were afraid the scroll might crumble. The scientists used X-ray scanning and special software to read the scroll digitally. The...

4 Jul 2018

The difference between reversible and irreversible decisions

We generally believe that we should gather as must information as possible, because it will help us make the right decisions. Sometimes this is true, but sometimes it only hampers our progress. Sometimes it can even be dangerous. Many of the most successful people...

13 Jun 2018

Inertia: the power that holds the universe together

Inertia is the power that holds the universe together. Without it things would quite literally fall apart. It is also what causes us to stick to harmful habits and to resist change.

 “If it were possible to flick a switch and turn off inertia, the universe would collapse in...

6 Jun 2018

The humble leader

Leadership humbles you. If this isn’t the case, leadership becomes dangerous. Leadership is necessary in life, in the church, in ministries and in business.

Leadership is often very humbling, and leadership is most dangerous when it ceases to be  so (Eric Geiger). It keeps you humble because it is challengin...

23 May 2018

The irony of servant leadership

Great leaders understand intuitively that leading requires great humility, great compassion, great selflessness and great love. (Jay Sullivan)

We hear and see leaders in the news every day – leaders in politics, business, the arts, education, etc. Leadership isn’t about a title, it is about the...

18 Apr 2018

Forget about the work-life balance

The work-life balance is a myth. Work isn’t something that stands apart from our lives. We believe that fulfilment in our personal and professional lives mean that we should give both equal weight and priority. This creates a false duality between two choices and leads to constant feelings...

7 Mar 2018

How can I lead my congregation well in 2018?

Everyone wants to be a big leader. The local congregation is no different. Books about leadership mostly provide broad advice which isn’t applicable to the congregation. Christianity Today gives the following advice:

1. Diagnose your team

How do you develop and maintain a team that...

1 Feb 2018

A fruitful 2018

We often work hard to perform well and prove that we are the best. Being busy isn’t the same as being productive and godly. An ‘always busy’ lifestyle have many negative consequences; stress, anxiety and an identity determined by what you do and not to whom you belong.

Much of our anxiety and stress is the res...

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