Young Christian Leaders-Command and Control Management, does it work in Churches?

Command and Control management is all about establishing and maintaining power and control over people. On the surface it’s a great management tool and principle. But that is all. What we have to remember is it is a secular management process, the question we have to ask ourselves is does it work for congregations? Churches and the needs of congregations are a lot more complex than what they were 20 or even 50 years ago. Most Christian Leaders will tell me that their leadership style is one of developing, empowering and inspiring people into leadership. “Do as I do follow me just like Jesus asked us to follow him!”However while… Read More

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Christian Leaders and taking time off.-Musings for young leaders.

Christian Leaders and taking time off. Just got back from having had a few week’s vacation and  I am now feeling refreshed and ready for the next season that God has in store for me. While sitting in my chair absorbing the rays of the sun and getting my daily dose of Vitamin D, I mused about why it is so important for us to have time off. There are obvious reasons; like good stewardship and the fact that it’s good for your congregation to have a break from their senior pastor as well. (That may hit home at some egos) Some years ago a church leadership suggested to their… Read More

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