3 Leadership Lessons from England in the World Cup

3. You have to put energy and experience into defence.  The natural attitude of a leader is to advance, to take ground and to win.  But while we are called to be pioneers and move forward, you have to also ensure that no one is going to advance on you.  England did not have defendersContinue reading “3 Leadership Lessons from England in the World Cup”

Pastors and Elders III: What Paul taught the Elders

I said in the first post in this series (https://benjaminconway.net/2014/05/19/pastors-and-elders-ii-the-elders-conference/) that we would find out what Paul taught the elders at Miletus.  And I give you my word that before this series is over we will look at Acts 20.  But due to emails and questions that have arisen from the first post, I amContinue reading “Pastors and Elders III: What Paul taught the Elders”

Pastors and Elders II: The Elders Conference

In Acts 20.17 Paul travels to Miletus, and calls all the elders of the Ephesian church to him. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church There were a lot of elders in the church in Ephesus.  Paul decided he wanted to separate the elders and teach them theContinue reading “Pastors and Elders II: The Elders Conference”

Be A Voice, Not an Echo!

I recently read an article on pastoral leadership, and as I was reading it, it just seemed inauthentic, and at the same time a little bit familiar.  So after a little time with Google, I found out this article was actually two other articles, both penned by experienced pastors, both of which I had alreadyContinue reading “Be A Voice, Not an Echo!”

Leadership and Tithing

Letting people know your vision as a leader is vital as a pastor as people give to vision. At Tree of Life, we want people to understand God and His nature and His principles, and how to live by faith in every single area of their life and finances is no exception. It would beContinue reading “Leadership and Tithing”

Three Things I Will Never Do

The hardest leadership lessons are lessons learned the hard way.  If you have been in leadership of people more than a year or so, you will have made mistakes.  That’s just a fact.  The worst mistakes are the ones we know we could have avoided – good advisors, wise mentors, experienced experts told us notContinue reading “Three Things I Will Never Do”

No Regrets

Of course, no matter what you or I have ever done there is goodness and mercy following us all the days of our lives.  But the truth is that the easiest way of living a life without regrets is not to actually do anything you regret.  Thom Rainer did a survey of pastors in AmericaContinue reading “No Regrets”

5 Things That Will Make You A Better Preacher

In 1 Samuel 13.19, we find out that when the Philistines conquered and enslaved Israel they took out all the blacksmiths so there was no one around who could make weapons so that people could fight and win and re-gain their freedom.  Today, the church is in a similar position – very few preachers areContinue reading “5 Things That Will Make You A Better Preacher”