Dumb Things Leaders Do 04: Being Too Busy to Dream

Is being busy the new religion of the modern age I wonder. We are moving so fast now – faster than ever before. There is so much to do! But what should our priorities be as Christian leaders – not doing, but rather thinking, dreaming, praying, listening, resting, planning. We need to ensure that asContinue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 04: Being Too Busy to Dream”

Dumb Things Leaders Do 03 Trying to Make People Happy

Isn’t it interesting that the Bible says that the fear of God is the start of wisdom but the fear of man is a trap (Proverbs 29.25). You cannot do both. You could equally say the fear of man is the end of all wisdom – trying to please everyone is dumb, and it isContinue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 03 Trying to Make People Happy”

Dumb Things Leaders Do 03 Believing the Songs Others Sing

After David killed Goliath, the ladies in Israel wrote a song for him, including the line “David killed his tens of thousands” (1 Sam. 18.7). That line is a blatant and total lie. David at this stage in his career had slain a grand total of one person! Now, granted it was a giant, butContinue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 03 Believing the Songs Others Sing”

Dumb Things Leaders Do 02 The Comparison Trap

One of the things leaders seem to do a lot is compare themselves to others. It’s what I call “The Comparison Trap”. It is amazing what people compare – attendance, offerings, salary, car, houses, responsibilities, miracles, fruitfulness, achievements, pulpits you preach for, anything it seems that can be compared is compared. This is not wise.Continue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 02 The Comparison Trap”

Dumb Things Leaders Do 01 Making Ministry Your Idol

I want to do a short series on the kind of mistakes leaders make, the dumb things leaders do. I thought I would start with the dumbest thing any Christian leader can do, and sadly, it’s something almost all of us have done. We make ministry an idol. We make ministry our god, and displaceContinue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 01 Making Ministry Your Idol”

Create a Better Future for Others 05: Unveil God’s Will to People

If you are a leader of people, especially in a church context, one of the questions that many people will ask you is this: why am I here? They may re-phrase it, what is my purpose, what has God called me to do, what should I do for the rest of my life. But isContinue reading “Create a Better Future for Others 05: Unveil God’s Will to People”

Create a Better Future for Others 04: Teach People to Dream

We are in the middle of a series on how to make a better future for others. In the first post, I outlined six things that every leader needs to get involved in to help others have a better future. In the second post, I said we need to first take care of ourselves, andContinue reading “Create a Better Future for Others 04: Teach People to Dream”

Create a Better Future for Others 03: Unleash the Dreams that Others Have

We are talking about creating a better future for others. It’s so important as leaders that we lead people to a better future. In our last post we talked about self-development. It’s so important you work on yourself! Now, let’s learn how to work on others! Everyone you meet has a dream. Deep inside them,Continue reading “Create a Better Future for Others 03: Unleash the Dreams that Others Have”

Create a Better Future for Others 02: First Develop Yourself

The only way you can help others develop is to develop yourself. I have given my life to developing others and helping others walk in their dreams – inspiring people to dream and challenging them to live in their dreams. Therefore, it is vital that I develop myself. If you want to influence your family,Continue reading “Create a Better Future for Others 02: First Develop Yourself”

Create a Better Future for Others 01: Leading others into Victory

If you want to be a leader, you have to learn how to bring the best out of others, to inspire them to win, to lead them to their victory. Especially as a pastor, you are surrounded by people with broken dreams, with lost hopes and with wounded souls. I want to give every leaderContinue reading “Create a Better Future for Others 01: Leading others into Victory”