Paul's Leadership Insights — paul records

The Call of God

CALL OF GOD learning to lead paul records rocket house understanding the call of god

HEARING THE CALL OF GOD To begin our journey into local church leadership, we must establish that successful ministry does not demand professional credentials, a famous pedigree, or a perfect life. Rather, ministry demands the ability to heed the call of God. As a local church leader, success hinges on the ability to hear and obey the voice of God. As we are invited to follow Christ in the pursuit of a divine calling, we are invited into a life that is far bigger than anything we could find on this earth. Many times, answering the call of God is...

Read more →

6 Ways to Create a Positive Working Culture in Your Local Church

church culture local church culture paul records

As we consider the daily “work” of the ministry, we must think in practical terms. To conclude this lesson, we will discuss six practical tips that will help us to avoid disaster in our various church departments and ensure a positive working culture. 1. Manage Your Goals The art of managing your goals is discovered in four simple steps. First of all, you must think intentionally. Ask questions such as: What must I do to raise my capacity for leadership? How can I improve my ministry department? How do we fulfill the mission and vision of our local church? Next,...

Read more →

CHARACTER: The Foundation of Effective Ministry

character paul records why character matters

When discussing the proper foundation for ministry, we do not look to fancy suits, speaking ability, or a wealth of higher education. Rather, we look beneath the surface to the condition of the heart. Titus 1:6-9 and 1 Timothy 3:2-7 are similar in purpose and content. In each Biblical passage, the Apostle Paul lists qualifications for church leaders. His words teach us a powerful principle for healthy leadership. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle,...

Read more →