• Christian Business,  Leaders' Foundry

    Pastor Appreciation Month: Prayer

    We get to end the month on the same note we started it on – by honouring the ministers in our lives, this time in prayer. If you’ve just joined this party and have no idea what’s happening, read this first. It’s not too late to get it done. Besides, the heart of this call is to stir up a culture in us that regularly extends gratitude and honour to those God is using to bless us. As we come to the end of Pastor Appreciation Month, more commonly known as October, I’d like us to take time to pray over these ministers as follows: Refreshing for them and their…

  • Christian Business,  Leaders' Foundry

    Pastor Appreciation Month

    This leadership post comes at the beginning rather than the end of the month since October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s not something that’s widely celebrated (at least not in this part of the world) but I’m hoping to change that a little. I’ve always found it ironic how quick we are to drag people under the bus at the slightest allegation of failure but celebrating those who have faithfully supplied into our lives over the years while they’re still alive to hear it is like pulling teeth. Instead of the usual leadership thoughts I’d normally share, I make this request: this month, find a way to appreciate those God…

  • Christian Business,  Leaders' Foundry

    Strength To Stand

    Victory can easily be considered as something that happens in a moment. When I hit a certain target, then am I victorious. But this kind of victory is a fleeting high that’s comes at the peak of a journey. It marks a milestone but fails to recognize that the milestone wouldn’t be what it is without every effort – big and small – that preceded it. There’s a different kind of victory. The in between kind. The one where you keep doing what God has called you to do even when you don’t see instant results. The one where you keep putting one foot in front of the other even…

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    Who’s Leading You?

    Dear leader, who’s leading you? I know it’s not a question that you’re asked often. You’re more than likely used to hearing about how you’re leading others. Yet I’ve found that one of the greatest hallmarks of a good leader isn’t just in their ability to lead, but particularly in their ability to follow and submit to another. You cannot lead if you have no clue how to be led. This is especially the case for Christian leaders. Why? Let’s consider who a Christian leader is. What is it that makes one a Christian leader? Is the “Christian” part merely a notation of the faith they ascribe to? Or is…

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    Uplifting Leaders

    Leadership is hard. If you’re in it, you know exactly what I mean. If you’re not, may the Lord illuminate your spirit with revelation. As a leader, it’s easy to get so caught up in attending to the needs of others that you forget to feed your soul and spirit. You forget to be still and take stock of how you are. You can be running on fumes and not even realize it until your body begins to fall apart on you. As a follower, it’s easy to hold a leader in such high esteem that you forget they’re human, you forget that for all they give to you, they…