Values for the Church & Her Leaders (part 3): Creativity (I get a bit charismatic here)

The third value that I want to explore that is relevant both to the church and to her leaders is creativity.  To summarize this value we could say: “Spirituality unleashes the prophetic imagination.”  The more connected the church and her leaders are to God, the more that imaginative possibilities can prophetically be revealed to our [Read More...]

Rob Bell's First Sermon Ever

I am greatly indebted to Rob Bell.  Many people think he is ‘bad’ or a heretic, but I say show me this so-called heresy from a credible source and maybe… just maybe I will listen.  Because when I hear Rob I hear an Anabaptist.  So, if choosing to not be Reformed by preaching from an [Read More...]

Values for the Church & Her Leaders (part 2): Community

The second value that is important to both the local church and to her leaders is community.  This is another word that has multiple meanings for various groups, so I want to offer the following summary: “Authentic relationships guided by love can change the world.” The values of community and missional fit together perfectly.  It [Read More...]

Values for the Church & Her Leaders (part 1): Missional

The bible is full of helpful character traits that could easily be confused with core values for leadership.  Being kind, compassionate, wise, or a servant; are all examples of these.  Rather than looking at various characteristics of a leadership in the bible, I want to suggest that a Christian leader is invited to derive her [Read More...]


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