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November 13, 2019
leader

So You Want to be a Leader?

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:48 It seems like everyone wants to be the boss these days.  Whether you are running for President of the United States, want your boss’s job, want to start your own company, or want to lead a church, leadership comes with a price. Many people often do not count the cost of leadership and what being the boss really means. They simply see leadership as an opportunity to “call the shots” and tell other people […]
October 10, 2019

5 Things Preachers Should Stop Doing

Resharing with kind permission from Carey Nieuwhof. Today’s post is written by Mark Clark. Mark is Senior Pastor of Village Church in Vancouver, a close friend, and co-creator of the course The Art of Better Preaching. By Mark Clark I have the great opportunity to not only communicate as part of my job – as a preacher, writer, conference speaker, etc., – but actually help train up preachers and communicators in different settings (church ministry, marketplace leaders, etc.,) Here are five things I tell them to stop doing! 1. STOP PRETENDING Authenticity is the new currency of leadership. So stop pretending. Stop […]
July 25, 2019
encounter

Preaching for Encounters with the Risen Christ (Part II)

Cont’d from part one  of reshared with kind permission from Leadership Resources Intl.  To listen to the podcast go here. KH: You’ve written before that preaching Christ must arise out of the Word and should lead us to the table, creating a worshipful experience encountering Christ there, at church. What do you mean by this, and why do you think it’s such an important idea? CS: I got that out of the Church of England liturgy, going all the way back to Thomas Cranmer and the way in which the origin of worship in the Church of England was set out. […]
April 10, 2018
unlikely

Empowering Unlikely Leaders

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Gerald McDermott discuss empowering leaders with speech impediments. Timecodes: 00:15 McDermott’s book Famous Stutterers 09:17 Moses’s case of stuttering 16:48 Aristotle’s and Demosthenes’s cases of stuttering 21:58 Joshua Chamberlain’s case of stuttering 24:34 King George’s case of stuttering 28:54 McDermott’s own experience of stuttering 33:55 Cause of and cure for stuttering 40:14 Marilyn Monroe’s and Annie Glenn’s cases of stuttering Darrell Bock: Welcome to The Table, where we discuss issues of God and culture. My name is Darrell Bock, executive director for cultural engagement at the Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary. […]
November 12, 2017

Phase D, Old Testament Survey: Global Fire Advance training

Global Fire Advance is a collaborative project that equips men and women around the world to impact God’s kingdom. Local leaders around the world are trained on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. We are putting the reins in the hands of local men and women with a heart to see their community transformed through the power of the love and grace of God. Paul van der Merwe and Adri Theron from Wheels for God’s Word, are training 100 pastors in Njamena, Chad from 12 to 13 November 2017. This is Phase D, Old Testament Survey training for the Firewall. Training […]
November 5, 2017

(Phase D) Old Testament Survey training for the Firewall, Global Fire Advance

Global Fire Advance is a collaborative project that equips men and women around the world to impact God’s kingdom. Local leaders around the world are trained on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. We are putting the reins in the hands of local men and women with a heart to see their community transformed through the power of the love and grace of God. Paul van der Merwe and Adri Theron from Wheels for God’s Word, are training 70 pastors in Kelo, Chad from 5 to 7 November 2017. This is Phase D, Old Testament Survey training for the Firewall. Training […]
August 21, 2017

i A . S . K : Messaging God

The ubiquitous “i” prefix stands for words like internet and innovation. It has also turned us inward, arousing self-centeredness and exhibitionism through selfies and social media. But altruistic verbs like care or love can sanctify the “i” pronoun in front of them. I recently addressed a thousand missionaries characterized by iGive or iDie in the two largest lands in the world. For this devotional on the theology and practice of biblical prayer, the verb that follows the “i” is an acronym. As such, it will be pronounceable and memorable, and more importantly, doable. The acronym A.S.K. generates from Matthew 7:7–8, […]
August 16, 2017
professional

The Intersection of Leaders in Business and the Church

“The Table Podcast” featuring Dr. Darrell Bock and Greg Forster via Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Development at Dallas Theological Seminary Transcript podcast teaser below regarding the divide between professionals and pastors… “There’s a failure to recognize that both groups bring knowledge to the table. I’ve been influenced in this particular respect by Dallas Willard and his analysis of how people will respond and change the way they live based on who they think has knowledge. As I’ve meditated on that and looked at it in the world that we move in, in our program what I see is religious […]
August 14, 2017
beware

Beware the Deceivers: Colossians 2:8

Author, Chuck Gianotti, echoes the apostle Paul’s word of warning, “Beware…” This post is a sobering caution to those that are on the other side of the pulpit to hold teachers accountable. For those that are pastors and trainers of pastors, a warning to be sure they hold themselves and their co-laborers to the standard and truth of the Word of God. Reposted with kind permission of the author, appearing originally via Bible-equip.org. Also included in Mr. Gianotti’s book, Day by Day in the Prison Epistles.       See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, […]