Are You Satisfied with Being an Average Leader?

What separates good leaders from bad leaders? You can probably spit out several obvious responses with little effort. Good leaders treat everyone with respect; they lead by example; and they aren't hypocrites. However, if you are a leader, this isn't the question you should be asking. Instead, you should be concerned with what makes a great leader. I have outlined below three ways to guarantee your leadership will be nothing more than average.

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It Goes Without Saying

When the Partners for the Gospel was started, it was meant to be a helpful and encouraging tool for us and others in the ministry. As I read the articles posted each week by my Christian brothers, I would call this a great success for which I am grateful to be a part. Since we are all believers, our sharing of the Gospel especially to each other often goes without saying. But in the last few weeks, I have felt under conviction because of exactly that…it has gone without saying.

Would You Come to My Funeral?

Recently, I was challenged to attend my own funeral... It's not a new idea - but it's a great one. Will you come with me and hear what everyone has to say? Please keep in mind that this is my 'ideal' funeral. As I read this again, I realize how much distance there is between this and reality - and I'm terrible humbled. These words are some things that I would hope to hear in my wildest dreams and something that helps me set my life-goals.

What the Church Could Learn from Chick-Fil-A

I stopped in to get a chicken sandwich the other day and was overwhelmed with the Biblical principles in action that have made this restaurant very successful in a relatively short amount of time. It's funny (and tragic too) that a fast food chain is doing a better job of applying the Word of God than many churches...