Building a Church
"Our Expectations or God's Characteristics"
Leadership expectations of pastors and elders are often unrealistic and not centered on what leadership is really about. Too often people confuse a strong-willed personality as an effective leader, leadership is not being strong-willed, rather having a strong sense of purpose that's centered upon God.
The church of our Lord needs leaders, not petty instigators. There are too many churches that substitute a petty person for a godly person and see no distinction, because the people who put them in power do not know the difference.
Training is not just another word for discipleship. Discipleship places the emphases on our spiritual growth, learning the Word and the disciplines and doctrines of the faith, which is paramount for all Christians. Training is the growth and learning in the area of a task that needs to be accomplished in the church to further the kingdom of God, such as a program, service or need.
The Church exists by what Christ has done for us in and for His Glory! The Church is also the production of His work. The church exists for us to be in Christ our Lord, to be His people, and His hands and feet. It may have started with the promise to Abraham...
These principles are the call God gives the Church. But the Church is you and I. Thus, we are to do these by our personal participation and by our collective activities! The church has many roles and duties that have been expounded in Scripture and have been found by the experience of ministry.
Your church cannot be based on just one good thing and ignore the rest. These are the 12 characteristics that form a church that pleases our Lord. Each of these distinctions are extremely important; however I feel I placed them in a hierarchal arrangement.
Got problems in your church, then pray, have a great pastor? Then pray more. Do you desire to fire your pastor? Perhaps you should fire them up instead! Do you want to leave your church? Perhaps you should be the one to build it up!
Your main goal is to love and serve the Lord with all of your heart, mind and strength.Mark 12:30, and to influence others to do so. At the same time, you need to be effective stewards of resources, including the gifts and abilities as well as the finances and facilities of the church.
Got Disease in your Church? A Healthy church needs to develop an immune system to resist disease, else the church will get sick and perhaps even die.
The Quintessential way to Grow your Church is to Understand and Implement Hospitality!
Do you desire to have your church grow? We all desire to have our churches growing. If not, there is something wrong. Your call and profession might need a review. Growing a church is Biblical, and an imperative from our Lord. However...
This is a basic step by step biblical process to solve conflict personally or in a church. The essential key to solving disagreements is this; ask, "How can I honor, glorify and please Christ as Lord in this situation?"
Leadership has been the big "buzz-word" for the church in America during the last dozen or so years, but exactly what is meant by real leadership?
Are you a good leader? Do you want to be? We have to ask ourselves whether we are being an agent of change or being manipulative and controlling. We have to ask ourselves if we are empowering people or scheming to get them to do what we want.
Servant Leaders are the managers and administers who do the hands-on work of the Lord! Servant Leadership is exercising real, godly leadership, as Christ did when He used a towel, and influencing, equipping, and empowering people to accomplish God's purpose and plan.
Our Expectations or God's Characteristics" Leadership expectations of pastors and elders are often unrealistic and not centered on what leadership is really about. Too often people confuse...
Where there is no vision and revelation, the people will fail and have no restraint and perish to themselves; but blessed are the people who keep the law
Knowledge is being assured that what Christ did is relevant and impacting, and is a reality that must be accepted and committed to.
Love their Call is Passion, it means there is nothing better you would rather do than...
Paul was an extreme example of multiplying networks and energizing and influencing people for the Lord.
Learning is to learn and grow from the experience the Lord gives us so we are an example for His work!
Maturity is to know that our need is to be in Christ, and not to be to ourselves!
Perseverance is to continue in our state of grace so we live it out in our lives and walk with Christ to the end for our eternal reward!
Spunk is the willingness to take a risk and go beyond ourselves, our experience and knowledge and into what is best for the body of Christ!
No Fear of Failure is the ability to take a risk and keep the focus and attention on our call and obedience!
Followers is knowing that you cannot lead where you have not been, unless the leader is a good follower of the Lord they cannot lead others effectively!