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July/August 2005

 

Editorial: Bosses, leaders, and human hearts

Most people would agree that good leadership is something like a brass ensemble gathered on the stage of life, playing beautiful music. Each instrument represents a feature or quality of leadership that stands out at one moment, and blends in with other instruments at another. Together they create a captivating harmony that moves the audience into a constructive common experience.

 

Interview: The gap: perceptions on Seventh-day Adventist leadership by those who lead

The interview and meeting described in the opening paragraph of this article are fictional in and of themselves. However, the facts, figures, and the interview questions presented in the article are based on actual study growing out of a questionnaire sent out by the author to nearly a thousand Seventh-day Adventist denominational leaders throughout the world

 

Earn a master's degree "InMinistry"

Seventh-day Adventist pastors in North America have an outstanding educational option available from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Unfortunately, few know about or take advantage of it. It's a virtually free Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAP. Min.) degree.

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Pastor as leader: job impossible?

I am not a pastor. I do not want to be a pastor. I don't even understand how a pastor can possibly do his job with all of us "bosses" sitting in the congregation,each with ideas about how he should minister. He must feel pulled in all directions at once. His is surely the most perplexing, irritating, inspiring, uplifting, disgusting, stressed-filled occupation in the world. Maybe we who are sitting in the congregation need to sit up and take notice of our pastor's profession and treat it with the respect it deserves.

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Learning leaders: insights from organizational studies

Leaders of faith-based institutions share many things in common with for-profit business or not-for-profit leadership.Church-based leaders also carry a unique responsibility: the unsolicited responsibility of representing another dimension of human consciousness and experience-God and His kingdom.

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The way it could be: leadership development in ministerial education

If you could redesign seminary education, what would you wish for?

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Leading across culture: The dynamics of deeper-level change

Leaders, particularly spiritual leaders, are challenged today in unprecedented ways, but none any more challenging than the necessity of being a leader across varied cultures.

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Leading adaptive change

How pastors can lead a congregation to change.

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Balanced pastoral leadership: Healing the healers

What are the marks of a well-balanced, healthy pastoral minister whose work and leadership results in the practice of good ministry? My experience in working with and training pastors leads me to list four teen important marks.

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Mission and unity: the challenge for the church today

Is it possible to maintain unity in an organization this large and this diverse?

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Spiritual leaders and the multicultural mosaic

Fasten your seat belts-but whatever you do, don't close your eyes. The prognosticators of a future pluralistic society have been proved to be true prophetic voices heralding a rapidly altering world in the supercharged information age. Change is taking place with such speed that our theology and ethics are being outpaced, struggling to keep up with the exploding proliferation of innovation and technology, and the massive social evolution that sweeps in behind it.

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Serving significantly as leaders

Anyone willing to pay the price can enhance and expand their leadership skills, but what helps a leader to last?

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Help for spiritual leaders in hard times

Clergy today are having a difficult time! Congregations are harder to serve. They are of greater diversity and have higher expectations. Ministers are caught between traditional values and outlooks and a high-pressure array of daunting innovation and moral uncertainty, all easily identifiable in any one congregation. The pastor is no longer the parson, almost universally looked up to and respected by those under his or her care.

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A radical approach to becoming a great leader

The challenge for many leaders is that we don't have the fortitude to step up to the plate to become the type of leader that people trust. The following story is true. It's a potential inspiration to any leader ready to make real changes in his or her life, and it gives understanding of what makes a good leader great.

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Knight's Law applied to church leadership

About 25 years ago I decided to try my hand at developing some cryptic and esoteric sagacity of my own. The result: Knight's Law, with two corollaries for church leaders.

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The rationale for grounded leadership

How valid is it to assert that the canonical declaration "God is love" not only constitutes the most inclusive statement about God but also conclusively identifies the total essence, function, and ends of God's leadership of His entire creation?

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The ABCs of everyday spiritual leadership

Lessons about spiritual leadership from every letter of the alphabet.

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The story of Pastor Alpha: becoming an emotionally intelligent pastoral leader

How a pastor needs to use his/her emotional intelligence in order to show better leadership.

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Pastoral ministry: management or spiritual leadership

How should a pastor show leadership?

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How leaders can keep busy-and get nothing done!

How leaders can get in control of how productive they are.

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