Dealing with the sin of church leadership

Between the vestibule and the altar
    let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep
and say, “Spare your people, O Lord,
    and make not your heritage a reproach,
    a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
    ‘Where is their God?’” (Joel 2:17, ESV) Continue reading “Dealing with the sin of church leadership”

Spiritual Leadership — Encouragement

I am reflecting on some key principles of spiritual leadership as I reflected on 2 Timothy last week in a personal retreat. The first key was prayer.

The second principle is encouragement. Paul was one to call out spiritual gifts and help develop those gifts in others. Continue reading “Spiritual Leadership — Encouragement”

Spiritual Leadership — The Prayer Life

On a retreat this past week, the Lord walked me through several New Testament letters, but he had me plant myself in 2 Timothy the most. There are some great thoughts on spiritual leadership I will build on. To be honest, it was also a brutal walk through a letter for me. It was personal and the Spirit really had to deal with me severely on some personal issues.  Continue reading “Spiritual Leadership — The Prayer Life”