in Christian organisations
I read the two articles for September, 'Living values in redundancies' by Patrick Goh and'Redundancies in Christian Manner" by Sheila Jones. These two articles were very relevant and came handy. At…Continue
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Most of us are probably a bit shocked by the way Paul dealt with leadership ills: ‘When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned….’ (Galatians 2:11-14). Many of us shy away from confrontation, believing in some way that it’s not appropriate Christian behaviour.
But this passage demonstrates a good way to address leadership issues in our churches and Christian organisations. Whether it is a moral lapse, sexual abuse, habitual failings, or…Continue
Our car had broken down. It was just before Christmas Day. Passers-by crowded around. The driver had just stopped briefly to buy something and now the vehicle refused to respond. It was top-of-the-range Toyota. We opened the bonnet and tried fixing the battery but to no avail. It was getting late. We were in the middle of an isolated area. One passer-by called a nearby mechanic. But after examining the car, the mechanic did not hold out much hope. He said the best thing to do was to abandon…Continue
Indecision is a real problem in leadership, especially churches. But failing to confront issues has led to death of many successful initiatives. History is replete with many examples of how indecision shipwrecked institutions: the sinking of Titanic, Lehman brothers and even the global financial crisis. Leaders want to be popular and hope business can go on as usual. They fail to decide and pay the price.
I remember one time I had a nasty boil on my body…Continue
The world is now talking of ‘less’ in almost every new innovation that is coming on the market. We now are seeing paperless offices, tubeless tyres, cordless appliances, wireless phones and many more ‘less’ innovations. I wonder if the same ‘less’ can be said of church leadership today. It got me thinking and even daring to question myself. What I all too often see is:
Valueless leadership: Leadership which does not value honest, integrity, faithfulness and…