In days gone by, preparing for the future was tantamount to not believing in the return of the Lord. The problem for some elderly pastors is that the Lord hasn't returned yet, but their days of effectively moving the church forward are over or close to it.
Pastors are to be pillars who support truth, not who oppose it. Truth is not “flexible” when it comes to absolutes—it’s solid and unyielding. Truth liberates. Truth rebuilds. Truth restores. Truth heals. Truth transforms. Truth prevails—you don’t change truth—truth changes you! We must begin here.
Rev. Billy Graham died at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday, and was found by his longtime assistant, David Bruce, who then called Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who was in Dallas. There were no family members present. "It was described by his nurse and doctor as a very peaceful passing," said Mark DeMoss ...
Celebrity chef, Richard Chamberlain, loves to serve great fish and go on fishing trips with his chef friends. It makes sense, because he’s also the owner of award winning Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill both in Addison, TX. Chamberlain was born in Dallas to a professional struggling father and a working mom. He grew up poor.
The best leaders are those who have been broken by God. Like Jacob, they have wrestled with God and walked away with a limp. Their own ego has been subdued. Leaders will become dangerously self-centered if they skip this process.
Regardless of how betrayed my fellow colleagues in the trenches might feel by me spilling the beans…I can’t hold it in any longer. I’m coming clean.
So in this world of greed and illegal business practices how can you as a Christian stand up and do business and make decent money? The bible is not against business but against sinful business practices. The bible says that unethical, illegal and deceptive business practices are frowned upon by God. But he blesses a righteous business man.
While some people are busy arguing about whether God is for or against prosperity, others are striving to make life better for themselves and those around. A look at what some inspiring and famous Christian business owners and leaders achieved and still achieving proves otherwise. Prosperity comes with hard work, dedication and a solid set of […]
Deepak Mahtani had everything he ever dreamed of in life: money, a flourishing company, class, and business degrees from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, and American College, Switzerland. He followed his family’s tradition of serving the Eastern gods and rested assured that he was living life to the fullest.
“The older I get and the more I learn about God’s way, the more I become convinced—I’m not in control of much of anything,” Huffines says. “I can’t help but recognize how blessed I am.”
reality. Your success or failure in transforming an idea or desire that is implanted in your mind into a viable enterprise is largely determined by your knowledge and application of certain principles and building blocks.
I find it interesting that sometimes the person with the most knowledge and experience makes the least application of that knowledge and experience in their own lives. It’s kind of like the plumber who always has the leaky faucet at home. Or the doctor who is way overweight and eats the greasiest food he can find.
Leaders are necessary to drive the vision home, make sure it stays alive in the hearts of the staff, members and contributors. Decisions that have to be made, need to have solid backing, and for this leadership has a greater spiritual responsibility to contribute to the success, while managers could also be part of this responsibility, but would focus more on the strategic planning to ensure the growth and achievability.
Let's admit it. We all have leftovers from our past lives prior to accepting Christ. It might be an affair that was left hanging or whose embers were left flickering if ever so dimly. Or it can be an evil obsession that keeps resurfacing, like peeping into pornographic sites once in a while.
Leaders don’t wait for someone else. Leaders are that someone. They see the need and they look to see what they can do to fill it. They see the problem and look for how they can help to solve it. They see the conditions and they take steps to improve it.
Leaders need to think through what it really means to be a friendly church, what it would really take for people to feel at home at our place of worship. When people come over to my house we do everything we can to set the stage for an enjoyable time at the Hardys. My wife has me mowing the yard, cleaning the garage ...