We must not make leadership harder than it is by following faulty patterns of leadership. Spurn fleshly tendencies toward power and pride and learn to lead in the shape of the cross.
If we include only the young, the hip, or the attractive in leading worship, or if we attract only young families with children in our promotions and programs, we may send a tacit, unwelcoming message to those outside the target zone.
Leadership is posture. The way in which leaders position themselves in relation to those they lead largely determines their leadership effectiveness.
Meetings. The word sends a wave of angst through my body.
Expectation obfuscation takes place when a church or its leaders fail to adopt, document, communicate, and evaluate ministry expectations.
Apparently, God has confidence in His ability to defend Himself without human clichés.