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7 Deadly Thoughts of Leaders

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Do you recognize the warning signs of heading down the primrose path? (Lightstock)

The warning signs are there. See how failure to stop these thoughts could result in great harm.

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Leaders Who Declare Themselves as ‘God’s Anointed’ Abuse the Flock

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Ron Cantor (Ron Cantor)

Do you know of any church leaders who act as if they are untouchable? Would you call them out for doing so?

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3 Reasons to Believe in Pastors

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For those who have become highly critical of pastors, you might want to cut them a break. They’re not perfect, and here are three reasons to have confidence in them.

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Do You Live Your Theology?

Kim Martinez photoEvery once in a while, we have to sit down and balance our checkbook. We take the time to assess what we’ve spent and how we are doing financially.

In a similar way, from time to time we need to take a spiritual inventory and a full audit of our theology. As leaders, it is easy to get in the performance habit—living our faith so publicly—that we forget the deeper parts of life that really comprise our foundation.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the basics.

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7 Ways God Will Evaluate Your Faithfulness

Rick-Warren-photoPastors and leaders, I’m going to give you a sneak peek at your final exam. You’re going to stand before God one day, and He’s going to evaluate your faithfulness. He’s going to look at seven different aspects of your life to judge your faithfulness, and you should be highly interested in developing these areas of your life and leadership.

1. Do you possess the right values? A faithful person knows what’s important in life and what isn’t important in life. A faithful person knows how to invest his or her life. A faithful person makes their life count. A faithful person knows the significant apart from the trivial.

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How to Keep Your Integrity as a Leader

Keep-Your-IntegrityLast week, I wrote about the three greatest temptations of leadership. This week, I want to talk about the three ways we can keep our integrity and prevent those temptations from destroying our testimony and diminishing our influence.

First, deepen your reverence for God. Never forget that God put you in the position you’re in today. Psalm 75:6 says, “For promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from God. He promotes one and deposes another” (LB). Great leaders realize that they are stewards. They realize that it’s not their world, their church, their business; they are just the manager, the steward. Promotion comes from God, not from other people.

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