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Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
interpretations or understandings of critical terms (eg, traditionally common words and phrases that are defined differently by the user, such as “team,” “missional,” “gospel,” or “authority
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
leaders—both male and female—are subject to a construct called “power distance.” This means that most members of the general congregation view those in authority as special or
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
of line? What if this someone has authority over you and their subjective opinion becomes the standard when your advancement is concerned? I remember
When Others Question Your Leadership
Parents in my children’s ministry questioned my authority because I wasn’t a mom.
When Others Question Your Leadership. Parents in my children's ministry questioned my authority because I wasn't a mom. Read as Single PagePage
My Place in the Pulpit
Approaching that giant piece of furniture shook loose all my insecurities, doubts, and fears.
was that of presumption. Who am I to stand here? Who am I to assume the mantle of authority attached to this strange piece of furniture? Who am I to
The True Source of Our Authority
We can’t depend on our education, willpower, or gifts.
The True Source of Our Authority. We can't depend on our education, willpower, or gifts. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. “Study Scripture. The Anchor for Authority.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
Midtown Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. People are hungry for answers, even from a disconnected authority figure. “On the one hand, it allows
Communicate to Both Women and Men
Should we change our delivery so we’ll be heard?
ground, even from a young age. Men, on the other hand, more often use communication to compete, to assert their authority. Whether these traits are inborn
Pastor or Director: Does Title Matter?
An honest look at what our titles communicate
Sometimes congregants will even reject a director's authority and go over her head because they want to talk to a “pastor” who is presumed more capable simply because of his title.
How to Lead Dominating Male Leaders
Three things I’ve learned as I’ve led dominant men
This makes them a challenge to lead. One of their biggest weaknesses is that “they tend to overstep authority, as they prefer to be in charge themselves.
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
You would run a franchise and benefit from their tried-and-true systems. Like guard rails on an overpass, authority structures help pastors stick to the vision and values they hold dear.
Leadership Without a Title
We can learn from the influential life of Sarah Edwards.
times, they outright resented him. Sarah was restricted from holding any position of authority in the church because of her sex. Yet, she managed to develop
Ministry Shouldn’t Hurt
What to do when the church starts acting like an abusive boyfriend
a woman who was attempting to run a leadership meeting but couldn't get through the meeting because a hostile trustee openly and aggressively undermined her authority as pastor.
I’m Rare: I Haven’t Been Harassed Because I’m a Woman
But I have complicated feelings about that.
In my physical appearance I have the advantage of being just "feminine" enough. I'm petite and spritely, just about the opposite of someone you might picture trying to usurp authority.
When a Leader Doesn’t Know She’s a Leader
How to develop and encourage the emerging leaders around you
Some of the best leaders I know were overlooked because they had a problem with authority or asked uncomfortable questions or tripped over their own tongues.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
the neighborhood. We equip them as much as we can, and then send them out. We're in a culture that's highly suspicious of religious authority. Yet in