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Christian Leadership – Three Things Jesus Had to Say About It

Leadership is in vogue but what would Jesus have to say about Christian leadership today? In his life, Jesus turned the world upside down and he taught the disciples to live and serve the Kingdom of God in that upside down way. This applied to leadership as much as anything else. He taught and modelled Kingdom leadership to his disciples …

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Growing the Servant Heart

Growing the Servant Heart is a FREE, self paced course developed from Claybury International’s coached leadership development programmes and it is available on-line.Growing the Servant Heart encourages the growth of a Christ-centred character for leaders and goes on to recommend practical approaches to help them live this out in day-to-day leadership situations. The tools have been chosen because they enable …

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Man’s Plans And God’s Purposes: When Methods Have Their Place

When it comes to doing things to fulfil God’s Kingdom plan we both need and rely upon methods. Think about it for a minute; you use a method to make the porridge in the morning. I am using several methods as a write these words. The question is as Christian Leaders in Churches and organisations, when seeking to determine and do God’s will, how far can we go with methods? When are methods helpful and when do they hinder?

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Man’s Plans And God’s Purposes: According To Whose Plans?

In the first article in the “Mans Plans and God’s Purposes” series we learned about implementing God’s plan from the failures of Joshua. In this article we look at experiences of both Paul and Peter to learn a little more about the ways God uses to reveal his plans and some of the challenges that we face in working out how we align what we do with God’s plans and purposes.

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Man’s Plans and God’s Purposes: Being Effective for the Kingdom

Joshua lay face down in the dirt. Things had not gone according to plan. He had been there all day and had failed to work out what had happened. It was only now that God said to him “What are you doing down on your face?”
It had all been going so well, Jericho had fallen just as God said it would, albeit in a very strange way and the Canaanites had melted in fear. Now Joshua had instructed his men to attack Ai and they had been defeated, routed with 36 men had killed. What had gone wrong?