Complaints. I’ve had a few. Leaders will get the complaints of the people they lead. It’s only a matter of time. In ministry they can sneak into a committee meeting, Bible study or, my favorite, right before a worship service. Phone calls, emails, anonymous letters and even social media messages can come from anyone at anytime. You’d do well by deciding beforehand how you will handle complaints. I’ve learned to filter them. Some complaints represent…..
Do me a favor. Watch this video from The Ellen Show. As you do, pretend Ellen is the preacher, the audience is the congregation, the set is a church, the show is Sunday morning worship and the guy is your first-time guest. Is there anything we can learn? And please realize, more and more, “church” is something that more and more people haven’t “done.” Stay blessed…john
The hardest part about asking questions is waiting for answers. Let me rephrase that. The hardest part about asking good questions is waiting for answers. We are used to being rewarded for expediency. But if you’re trying to learn something, solve an issue or move forward you need time to ask questions. If you don’t create that time, you don’t really engage people’s creativity or knowledge. You merely put a question mark at the end…..
Would this idea work for protecting our schools? I don’t know. But here’s why I love it. We need divine creativity to help address many of the issues we are facing as families, as a church and as a nation. It’s obvious we don’t have the solutions. Lord, forgive us for always assuming we do. When we lead with divine creativity, we aren’t concerned with politics. We’re not putting blame on anyone. Divine creativity isn’t…..
Some people say, “It cannot be done.” Others say, “There’s no way it can be done.” Still, more say, “It’s just impossible.” The true leaders say, “We just haven’t figured out how to do it yet.” ++If you’re reading by email or news reader, click here to view the video.++ I can’t tell you how much this video encouraged me. How many times have people tried to convince us the church can’t do what it…..