I woke up this morning to news of more ministry heroes of mine crashing and burning, their ministry pasts, presents and futures potentially deeply suspect.
Each person in that nightmare was a Christian, serving and sacrificing. But somehow, that shared commitment did not become a shared commitment to each other.
It was one of those clarifying moments when over about two minutes, the person giving a presentation outlined an off-the-cuff idea, and I thought a) I’ve never thought of that, b) that’s really important, and c) if that’s the only thing I learnt this conference, it’s been worth the price of the ticket. It’s something
Life as a leader will be tough, and will demand self-discipline. But while it’s realistic to admit that it’s tough, it’s downright stupid to make it impossible. How do we do that? By taking on a role we were never intended to play. For instance, I frequently meet Christian leaders who think that their role