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Guardians of the Kingdom

d-MinLead-CultureIdentifying the kingdom characteristics of a healthy church



 There is much discussion about identifying and articulating the culture of our individual local churches. Amid countless innovative trends and strategies, we have to keep a strong grip on the fact that we are carrying out one central mission. Jesus, the head of the church, preached the kingdom of heaven.

As we carry out our mission of building the church He began, there is a “kingdom culture” that must be protected. I love what strategist and author Sam Chand says: “Toxic culture will eat great vision for lunch!” Any senior leader whose great vision has been hijacked by bad attitudes, practices or motives can attest to the fact that a crucial responsibility of leaders is to be guardians of the culture of the ministries we lead.


The Problem of Pleasure ... and People

In leadership, pleasing people is a bonus, not a goal. But what happens when we forget about our own pleasure?


Islands Unto Ourselves

If leadership and loneliness go hand-in-hand, let’s form a new union


Challenge the Process

Left to themselves, virtually every person and organization is in a subconscious pursuit of the status quo.


Growing in Kingdom Greatness

The three pillars of leadership


Leading From Beneath

The fine art of challenging organization decay—without compromising your integrity


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