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Sure, I had great support from the other pastoral staff (all male), and I did find a handful of close friends over my four years in that church, but leadership was lonely.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
Inhabiting the worlds of ministry, academics, and business—where there are very few Christian women in high level leadership positions—Loerzel “knows how to handle being in a
3 Secrets of Leadership Training
What does it take to develop leaders in your church?
3 Secrets of Leadership Training. Secret #1: Many people won't accept they have a leadership gift—but they will accept they have a leadership style.
5 Leadership Essentials
The most important things a leader does.
5 Leadership Essentials. The most important things a leader does. Bill Hybels. Leaders create a culture of leadership. This sounds counterintuitive. One would
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
Leadership can be tough because we're told we can't. Or we shouldn't. Or we better not. Sometimes leadership is tough because we haven't been adequately equipped.
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
Over the last 14 years I've served in various leadership roles, from youth worker to college ministry intern to church planter to hospital chaplain to adjunct Christian college instructor to
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
mishaps. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print. As I look back on my 35 years of church leadership, I am struck by a peculiar dynamic. I
How to Get People to Respect Your Leadership
Start by making a believer of yourself.
How to Get People to Respect Your Leadership. Start by making a believer of yourself. Do you wish others would accept you and respect you in your leadership role?
Our Best on Leadership Skills
10 tools to identify and improve your most important practices as a leader.
Our Best on Leadership Skills. 10 tools to identify and improve your most important practices as a leader. Marshall Shelley. 5 Leadership Essentials. The most
5 Ways to Build Confidence
Don’t miss these opportunities to develop talent in those you lead.
Leading in any capacity had never entered my mind before that moment. His words motivated me to take progressively challenging leadership roles.
Church Leadership for Panicked Souls
Sometimes, our church can feel like a battlefield.
Church Leadership for Panicked Souls. Sometimes, our church can feel like a battlefield. I braced myself for bad news. Sometimes life in church leadership is dangerous—brutal, even.
The Power of Questions
The one leadership tool you’re probably forgetting.
The one leadership tool you're probably forgetting. Most influential leaders will tell you that reading, thinking, and making sound decisions are critical elements of leadership.
I Grew Up with Two Women Pastors
Seeing two women lead our church gave me the freedom to pursue the gifts God had given me.
I was brought up under the leadership of two women pastors, Sister Opal Eckert and Sister Mary Slaughterbeck. These women continually shaped me by their prayers and leadership.
Find Your Natural Rhythm
You can’t run full speed all the time.
To avoid this danger, we must intentionally practice personal leadership, or what I sometimes refer to as self-care or self-leadership. The Art of Self-Care.
Pastoring NewSpring Church after Perry Noble
Clayton King never expected to be a senior pastor. Now he leads one of the largest churches in America.
transition. What was it like getting the call from NewSpring's leadership after Perry Noble's departure: “Clayton, we need you to take over”? It was unexpected.
Lead with Your Whole Self
Great leadership begins with leading yourself well.
Lead with Your Whole Self. Great leadership begins with leading yourself well. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. “It's just a busy season. My Leadership “Aha” Moment
The Next Life of Leadership
Pressing on to the next chapter.
The Next Life of Leadership. Pressing on to the next chapter. Engaging Immigration Engaging Immigration BCLStore.com. Learn More. Leadership Journal was first published in 1980.
Most Popular Articles of 2015
10 posts women leaders should read
Since becoming editor of Gifted for Leadership just a few months ago, I've been impressed by our readers. JoHannah Reardon. Amy Jackson is managing editor of Gifted for Leadership.
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
Jake's combination of intelligence, eloquence, and creativity catapulted him into leadership in the campus Christian group, and he connected with a local church.