LLM: November 2014

Learning to Lead Leadership is a hot topic in corporate America. Popular business websites offer ...

LLM: November 2014

Learning to Lead Leadership is a hot topic in corporate America. Popular business websites offer “Keys to Unlocking the Profitability in Thought Leadership” and “Leadership Lessons From an American Rowing Champion.” These articles may contain valuable tips for Christian leaders (especially ones starting a church rowing team), but they may not reveal many of the […]

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A Fresh Look at Leadership Development

I’m a lifelong Tour de France fan. For years, the soundtrack of July in my house has been the voices of Al Trautwig, Paul Sherwen, Phil Liggett and Bob Roll. For a month every year, the world’s finest cyclists gather for the ultimate test of strength, determination and strategy. The grueling road to Paris requires […]

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Upside-Down Leadership

As the world cheers us on to do more, be more, take more and get more, Scripture mandates a different kind of leadership for Christians and church leaders. The Bible, through the example of Jesus, exemplifies Christian leaders living lives of service, sacrifice and submission. Want to be great? We are taught that to be […]

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Some “What Ifs”

When we think of developing leaders, we think of a certain type of person, a set body of information and skills, and appropriate ways to bring together the person, information and skills. This makes sense and is important to do. But here are some “what ifs” that might prove more than helpful. What if the […]

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Thomas Coke’s Balanced Leadership

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Thomas Coke (1747–1814). In his book “John Wesley,” John Pollock describes Coke as “a little Welshman with a boyish grin but handsome face and a pleasing smile. He was energetic and able: while serving as a young curate in Somerset, he was made a Doctor […]

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Pastors Start Strong

New Free Methodist Church – USA pastors connected with bishops and each other Sept. 8–10 during the Starting Strong Conference in Indianapolis. “Monday afternoon, there was a real sense of excitement as the pastors arrived. There was a sense of hope to build lasting relationships with each other and the bishops,” Ministerial Credentialing Services Coordinator […]

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Make 2015 a Summer to Remember

Already more than 250 people have signed up to participate in one of the seven mission trips being held in conjunction with the Free Methodist Church’s General Conference 2015. These are expected to involve the largest number of people ever embarking on such a venture at one time in the 154-year history of the Free […]

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Free Methodist Church News Briefs

HOW TO HELP PEOPLE FLEEING ISIS Amman, Jordan Free Methodists in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East are helping thousands of displaced Christians fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), but they need our help. One small congregation cares for 8,000 refugees. Go to fmchr.ch/bcrfisis for video of Bishop Matthew Thomas sharing how […]

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Starting on Empty

A leader with the mind of Christ is both full and empty. Fullness is represented by the expectation that a vibrant witness of personal regeneration along with evidence of growth in grace, fruits of the Spirit, and the gift of love are prerequisites for Christ-centered leadership. But then fullness gives ways to emptiness when we […]

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