Category Leadership

The Scourge of Congregational Rule

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The importance of leadership God ordained three institutions to carry out his purposes – government, the family, and the church. Certainly, each organization is to have a leadership structure, for, without that, chaos ensues. With regard to government, Romans 13:3…

I will never leave you!

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Ethel Phoebe Waxham Love Ethel Phoebe Waxham Love (1882-1959) was neither a celebrity nor a notable historical figure, and what little acclaim was realized after she had died. But, the love story of this Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley educated teacher,…

An analysis of Church Leadership

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Leadership Structures Leadership is foundational and vital to the successful operation of any organization. True leadership, however, must balance authority and accountability.  Authority without accountability leads to dictatorships, Accountability without authority leads to slavery. Common Church Leadership Structures Church leadership…

Pastor, what do you believe?

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In a Pastoral selection process that I was involved with, one of the documents I developed was an initial questionnaire designed to ferret out some major doctrinal positions. It occurred to me, however, that these same questions, or many of…

What is Leadership?

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Leadership is “Influence by Example!”   God’s leadership design for us, involves three (3) institutions:   Government – Romans 13:1 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.” (…render unto Caesar) Family – Ephesians 6:1-2 “Children, obey your parents in…