Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s SPIRIT not his STUFF.

2 Kings 2:9 (ESV 9When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” In the great prototype ministry example that we have in the Scriptures between Elijah andContinue reading “Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s SPIRIT not his STUFF.”

Looking for FATSO’s

FATSO is the acronym that I’ve used all my years of ministry as a grid for those that catch my attention and demonstrate capacity for leadership and promotion. The acronym simply stands for: faithful, available, teachable, Spirit led, and obedient. After all these years in ministry and leading at different levels I have learned thatContinue reading “Looking for FATSO’s”

Leadership and a “grace culture.”

One of the things I am naturally drawn to is to observe human behavior and particularly leadership and organizational behavior.  Over the last many years we have been transformed by the Holy Spirit in this present of move God.  I personally was touched in 1993 as a student at Oral Roberts University by the ministryContinue reading “Leadership and a “grace culture.””

The Power of Vision -Part 2

Dreams vs. Vision Most people dream but a dream without faith is simply a fantasy.  There is nothing wrong with dreaming, in fact all vision is drawn from the well of dreams.  We are to regularly dream with God, this is the hope factor (Heb. 11:1), in the process of dreaming with God through prayerContinue reading “The Power of Vision -Part 2”

The Power of Vision – Part 1

In order to have church health (and growth) present, effective leadership must be present.  It isn’t really leadership itself or the personality of the leader that moves the church forward, but the natural outworking or the application of the leadership gift within the person/leader.  It is what good leaders natural do that produces and sustainsContinue reading “The Power of Vision – Part 1”

Leaders Create Culture

Every organization/church has a culture that is unique.  The question is never whether your church has a culture but rather what is the culture?  As the leader if I cannot answer that question that means the culture of my church has been created by default rather than intentionally.  When culture is created by default theContinue reading “Leaders Create Culture”