Articles

Volunteerism John Beeson

Why can’t we just salary Sunday School teachers? The other day at staff meeting we were praying for one another and one staffer after thinking long and hard about what he needed prayer for finally cracked: “I just need prayer for my relationship with some volunteers.” Ahhh… volunteerism.  How does ...more

Desperate Reliance Brad Tuttle

I was reading in Proverbs 21:31 today the following: "The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD." This is not condemning adequate preparation, but rather the reliance on it for victory instead of on the Lord. This has never been so true as it is my life right now ...more

No Giants, Just God Brad Tuttle

As my wife and I step into planting our church, The Harvest Church, I need to always keep the thought and truth before me of seeing God in all the situations that will arise and not the giants. As I read the account in Numbers 13 about the 12 spies that the Lord told Moses to send out to spy out the ...more

Doubts Out Brad Tuttle

I thought about this today…I hate doubt, don’t you? It hits us at different times, but especially in the midst of taking the next big step in our life. We have all been there. Every true Christian has had their moments of doubt that try to creep in and capture their thoughts. But, you must shut the ...more

No Fear Brad Tuttle

I am in the midst of making a huge decision for my life, by stepping into and starting a new ministry venture. This is big for me and a huge step of faith, which of course seems to bring with it that temptation to let fear creep in. But as a true believer I don't have to walk in fear or let fear ...more

Commit Your Plans to Him Brad Tuttle

Have you ever been in that period of your life when you are planning on doing something new, and big...a new vision, or dream that you have been planning? Well, I am in that stage of my life right now. I have done 'human' planning. I have researched, vision mapped, and wrote it down on a white ...more

Leading From Behind Tom Terry

After five years of leading a fast-paced and growing ministry in Mongolia I'm just beginning to learn what may be my most important lesson in leadership;how to take a back seat. In today's media-centric age we view leaders as the people out in front, taking charge. Leaders carry the vision, ...more

The Leader's Source for Vision Ben Barfield

Leaders must have a place to lead their followers. This place is usually called a vision or mission. Whatever the name, we as leaders must have a goal towards which to lead our followers. So, the question is, where do we get this vision? Many of us look to the great leaders of our time. People who ...more

Do Leaders Over Value Efficiency? John Beeson

I just shoved another new book on the leadership shelf of my library. Just to the right of center (kind of like me!) on one of my most brightly arrayed shelves I wedged the newfound treasure. The shelf is stuffed. Looks like I’m going to have to encroach on some poor other section’s shelf space.  ...more