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Tom Nelson: A Robust Theology That Informs Work

Tom Nelson: A Robust Theology That Informs Work

We must understand the centrality of a robust theology that informs our lives and vocations.
Tom Nelson: Beginning with Vocation

Tom Nelson: Beginning with Vocation

We have an integral God who is an integral worker, and work is at the heart of the story.
Tom Nelson: The Bookends of the Bible

Tom Nelson: The Bookends of the Bible

Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22 are necessary to understanding God's purpose for our lives, and these "bookends" help narrow the "Sunday to Monday Gap."
Dave Gibbons: The False Sacred/Secular Divide

Dave Gibbons: The False Sacred/Secular Divide

1 Corinthians 10:31: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
Gideon Strauss: Theology of Mission

Gideon Strauss: Theology of Mission

The proclamation of the gospel is at the heart of the mission of God.
Tom Nelson: Cultivating a Church Culture that Affirms Work

Tom Nelson: Cultivating a Church Culture that Affirms Work

How does a church develop a doctrine of vocation that extends beyond the confines of Sunday morning worship?
Tom Nelson: Language that Affirms Work

Tom Nelson: Language that Affirms Work

A church's language can affirm or devalue its congregants' work.
Tom Nelson: Deconstructing Biblical Assumptions

Tom Nelson: Deconstructing Biblical Assumptions

God's introduction as a worker in Genesis 1-2 forces us to reassess and rethink biblical stereotypes and assumptions to develop a doctrine of vocation.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Vision & Values topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

Blind Spot

Blind SpotSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
Visionaries are leaders who see the big picture and determine the necessary steps for the group. But pastors must also build personal relationships, willing to minister to individuals.
From My Vision to Our Vision

From My Vision to Our VisionSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
Not all pastors are visionary leaders, which is why it sometimes takes a leadership team to identify God's vision for a church.
Even Healthy Churches Need to Change

Even Healthy Churches Need to ChangeSubscriber Access Only

If it ain't broke … thinking leads nowhere.
Why THIS?
H. Dale Burke shares what it was like to succeed Chuck Swindoll as the head pastor at a thriving church. Burke discovered that in spite of the church's overall health, innovation and flexibility were still essential.
Before You Introduce Change

Before You Introduce Change

Vision casting isn't step one, or even step two.
Why THIS?
Pastors hoping to institute changes should first establish a sense of urgency and elicit support from informed and engaged leaders before articulating the vision and the strategy for achieving it.
Roadblocks and Guardrails for Visionaries

Roadblocks and Guardrails for VisionariesSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
Tom McKee recommends removing two common roadblocks and erecting two guardrails to make managing visionaries easier.
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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

What I said when a pastor friend asked me to preach after his daughter strayed.
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