Who is missing?

Monday, October 30, 2017

In my first year of pastoring, after I spoke at an event, a young woman approached me. She asked me how I had become a pastor. Through our…

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Banyan trees and banana trees

Friday, November 1, 2013

“Nothing grows under a banyan tree.” This South Indian proverb speaks of leadership styles. The banyan is a great tree. It spreads its branches, drops aerial roots, develops secondary trunks, and covers the land. A full-grown banyan may cover more than an acre of land. Birds, animals, and humans find shelter under its shade.

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Entrepreneurial spirit is vital for great leadership

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Entrepreneurs possess a unique spirit of innovation that is vital to great leadership, yet they’re often misunderstood within the church. How can entrepreneurial leaders bridge this gap and embrace their God-given calling to make a difference in business, the church, and society? Richard Goossen and Paul Stevens tackle this issue in Entrepreneurial Leadership: Finding Your Calling, Making a Difference, published by InterVarsity Press.

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You Never Know What You Have Till You Give it Away and Other Important Lessons on Leadership

Thursday, September 1, 2011

You Never Know What You Have Till You Give it Away and Other Important Lessons on Leadership
Author: Brian C. Stiller
“If the congregation, organization or business is not edging out onto a ledge of increasing discomfort, the feelings of comfort are so compelling that they build into systems, protocols and defense procedures that protect rather than agitate for creativity.”

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Lone rangers need not apply

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I’m often asked, “Why are you a pastor?” Or, “What’s it like being a young(er) pastor?” Or I simply get intrigued looks when strangers discover my profession. These reactions reveal stereotypes about pastors and church leaders that many people hold, as those people assume they know who I should be or how I should act.

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MB leadership over 150 Years

Saturday, May 1, 2010

As we discuss leadership in this issue, it’s helpful to look back at how Anabaptists and Mennonite Brethren have understood the role of a leader.

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The explosion of horizons

Friday, February 4, 2000

A case study on leadership I was recently asked to give a short devotional on the issue of leadership in the Old Testament. (This was in the context…

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