Archive for the 'Leadership' Category

MINISTERIAL WARS

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Advice on Ministerial Wars Ministry wars are inevitable. Therefore, the pastor must know the difference between a breeze and a tornado. The pastor who is insecure and suspicious of everyone will constantly be plagued by fears and doubt. If you believe a matter requires confrontation or a war, contact older pastors in whom you have […]

THE DRIFTING CHURCH

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

By Ken Blue If a church is drifting, one of two causes exists: The church has no charted destination, or the captain is asleep at the wheel. The church that is adrift, with no clear destination, is at the mercy of the current. Its only objective is to get through another Sunday. Next Sunday will be […]

WHAT IS LEADERSHIP

Monday, April 6th, 2015

WHAT IS LEADERSHIP # 3 By Ken Blue John Maxwell says, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” If that statement is true, the pastor’s call to the ministry is really a call to leadership. Perhaps the following definitions Webster will help. “To show the way to by going in advance. To guide or direct in […]

IT’S ALL ABOUT SERVICE #3

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Some years ago a staff member was driving our church van and noticed that the right front tire needed air. He went to different stations and found that each required 50 cents for air. Finally, he pulled into a tire shop and told them that he didn’t have any money, could they please put some […]

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Division in the local church By Ken Blue “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10. […]

THE IMPLODING CHURCH

Monday, February 16th, 2015

   By Ken Blue How do you keep from having an imploding church? Let’s assume you are going to start a church from nothing. The one thing you must consider is, where are we going to meet? Will we meet in a home, a barn, or some other facility? Next, on your priority list will […]

PLANNING YOUR MINISTRY

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

PLANNING YOUR MINISTRY # 1 It is a fact that most pastors and churches never create plans extending beyond next Sunday’s sermon. They have no written annual plans for outreach, maturity, worship, buildings or missions. One reason is the pastor may not understand its value. Another might be fear or laziness. You may wonder why one […]

THREE INDISPENSABLES

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

               Personality                 Aptitude            Character   By Ken Blue It is impossible to give accurate percentages on the learning curve between audio, visual, and participating. These depend on the presentation, and the memory retention of each individual. […]

IS THE MUSIC IN STEP WITH YOUR MESSAGE?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

                    By Ken Blue Perhaps the best example of “the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing,” is in the lack of coordination between the Pastor’s sermon, and the music director’s selection of songs. Seldom do these two connect the music with the […]

TWO TEST OF LEADERSHIP

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

                  By Ken Blue Of all the management skills, leadership is the most difficult to define. What are the ingredients that make one a great leader? Many books are written on the subject, and we can memorize the steps, but many times something is lacking. We will […]