Miles Welch Developing Next Generation Leaders

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I want to begin the new year by reflecting on what it means to lead like Jesus. I invite you to consider what we can learn about leadership specifically from His death, burial and resurrection. This is the fourth and final post in a series; you can read the first post here.

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I want to begin the new year by reflecting on what it means to lead like Jesus. I invite you to consider what we can learn about leadership specifically from His death, burial and resurrection. This is the third post in a series; you can read the first post here.

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I want to begin the new year by reflecting on what it means to lead like Jesus. I invite you to consider what we can learn about leadership specifically from His death, burial and resurrection. This is the second post in a series;  you can read the first post here.

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I want to begin the new year reflecting on what it means to Lead like Jesus. Specifically, I invite you to consider what we can learn about leading like Jesus from His death, burial and resurrection. This is the first of several posts I am going to write.

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One of my great joys in ministry is overseeing the 12Stone Residency Program, training up the next generation of church leaders. Whitney Steele, a resident who serves in our Worship Ministry, will be sharing her leadership wisdom on the blog today on the Discipline of Commitment.


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Let’s talk about loyalty. Loyalty is firm and constant support of an organization, person or cause. Disloyalty is the absence of loyalty. There is no middle ground. Loyalty survives the highs and lows that are natural for every person and organization. Disloyalty rides the highs, but bails in a low. Loyalty chases opportunities for the organization. Disloyalty chases selfish opportunities, even at the expense of the organization.

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Years ago, God asked me to say four short prayers as often as I thought of them: ‘open my eyes,’ ‘enlarge my heart,’ ‘use me’ and ‘rescue me.’ I have prayed them literally thousands of times as I go through my day, while sitting in planning meetings, counseling leaders or congregants, and even while teaching. Though short and simple, God has used each of the four prayers to help guide and grow me as a leader. In this series of posts, I’m writing in depth about each prayer. I encourage you to pick up God’s challenge to me by committing to pray each new prayer as often as you think of it. Today we will dig into the fourth: rescue me.

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Years ago, God asked me to say four short prayers as often as I thought of them: ‘open my eyes,’ ‘enlarge my heart,’ ‘use me’ and ‘rescue me.’ I have prayed them literally thousands of times as I go through my day, while sitting in planning meetings, counseling leaders or congregants, and even while teaching. Though short and simple, God has used each of the four prayers to help guide and grow me as a leader. In this series of posts, I’m writing in depth about each prayer. I encourage you to pick up God’s challenge to me by committing to pray each new prayer as often as you think of it.  Today we will dig into the third: use me.

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Years ago, God asked me to say four short prayers as often as I thought of them: ‘open my eyes,’ ‘enlarge my heart,’ ‘use me’ and ‘rescue me’. I have prayed them literally thousands of times as I go through my day, while sitting in planning meetings, counseling leaders or congregants, and even while teaching. Though short and simple, God has used each of the four prayers to help guide and grow me as a leader. In this series of posts, I’m writing in depth about each prayer. I encourage you to pick up God’s challenge to me by committing to pray each new prayer as often as you think of it.  Today we will dig into the second: enlarge my heart.

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Years ago, God asked me to say four short prayers as often as I thought of them: ‘open my eyes,’ ‘enlarge my heart,’ ‘use me’ and ‘rescue me’. I have prayed them literally thousands of times as I go through my day, while  sitting in planning meetings, counseling leaders or congregants, and even while teaching. Though short and simple, God has used each of the four prayers to help guide and grow me as a leader. Over the next few posts, I’ll write more in depth about each prayer. I encourage you to pick up God’s challenge to me by committing to pray each new prayer as often as you think of it.  Today we will dig into the first: open my eyes.

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