Three Characteristics of a Servant Leader

source‎ 3 Characteristics of a Servant Leader: Serving Is the Highest Profession by Paul Chappell The highest model of leadership is cloaked in the lowest forms of humility. Specifically, servant leadership was set and demonstrated by Christ Himself when He left Heaven’s glory and “took upon him the form of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). What does “the […]

Continual Encouragement for the Chronically Discouraged

In Psalm 42-43, we find this verse repeated three times: “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” (Psalm 42:5).  Psalm 42:11 and 43:5 rephrases the end of the verse like this, […]

Effective Leaders Must Be Servants

1 Kings 12:7 “And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.” Young Rehoboam was faced with a crucial decisions.  The people were tired of Solomon’s […]

Comparing the Church Planter to the Leader Trainer

This article was written by my pastor, Austin Gardner, several years ago.  As a church-planting missionary, this article has some very important truths for me and other missionaries to consider.   God greatly used my pastor when He went to Peru as a missionary, and I think that following this method had a lot to […]

Passing the Baton of Faith to the Next Generation

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 6:20-23 “And […]

Technology 101 for Missionaries – Part 3

Part 1 & Part 2 Facebook This is another great way to connect with people and for them to stay up to date with your ministry. On Facebook, you can share updates, send links to your blog/website, and connect with people. Facebook and twitter are great for helping drive traffic to your blog/website. I also […]

Technology 101 for Missionaries – Part 2

Click here to read part 1. Vonage We no longer use this service, but it was great for a long time.  Vonage allows you to have a virtual number that people can call.  We had a US number that our families in the US could call making it cheaper and easier for them to get […]

Technology 101 for Missionaries – Part 1

When I started out as a missionary, I began a process of learning and growing that will no doubt continue to the day I die.  One area about which I had alot to learn was in the realm of technology.  I think that every missionary/pastor should seriously using technology as much as he can.  Obviously, […]

Keep on Learning

The following is taking from Wayne Cordeiro’s book “Doing Church as a Team.” The Greek word for “disciple” (mathetes), in fact, comes from the verb manthano, “to learn.”  Humility and teachability are the crown jewels of all the qualities of a leader whom God will use in the twenty-first century.  When we stop learning, we […]