CMU recognizes distinguished alumni with 2019 awards A former teacher dedicated to building relationships with Indigenous peoples, a former witness worker invested in intercultural relationships, a long-time pursuer of justice…
“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.
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 LeadershipAuthor: 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.”
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.
The first in a three-part series Most Christians are reluctant to think of themselves as members of a multibusiness corporation with branches in far-flung parts of the country, or even…