My 5 for Friday (January 12, 2017)

Why do church leaders need to be familiar with secular worldviews? How do you make good hires? And why doesn’t money solve money problems?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.3 Reasons Why Church Leaders Need to Be Familiar with Secular Worldviews by Eric Geiger. How well do we know our culture and the ideas that shape the people within that culture? As a believer, is that something we should be concerned about? Speaking to church leaders, Eric Geiger writes, “We need to learn how others see the world in order to help them see that the gospel is the most holistic and complete way to view the world.” Take a look at this post for three reasons why church leaders need to be familiar with secular worldviews.

  1. 10 Really Hard Prayers to Pray by Chuck Lawless. We often underestimate the impact our prayer life has on our leadership. However, Chuck Lawless writes, “ I’m convinced that weak prayer is one reason the North American church is not making much difference.” In this post, Dr. Lawless identifies ten really hard prayers to pray, but if prayed, will have a significant impact in the life of the church.
  2. 5 Truths About Your Faith As A Leader by Dan Reiland. How much does your faith play into your leadership? According to Dan Reiland, “All leaders experience seasons of question and doubt, but in general, successful leadership and faith go hand in hand.” Checkout this post for five truths about your faith as a leader.
  3. 3 Paradigms For Hiring the Right Staff by Ron Edmondson. Is your church looking to hire a new pastor? How do you know who is the right fit for your team? Ron Edmondson writes, “The more homework you do on the front end of the selection process the better chance you’ll have of finding the right fit.” This post identifies three paradigms for hiring the right staff for your church.
  4. Why Money Doesn’t Solve Most Money Problems by SEEDTIME. Many people think that the logical explanation to their money problems is simply to make more money. But that may not necessarily be the case. According to Bob with SEEDTIME, “Money problems (difficulty paying bills, paying off debt, getting into debt, difficulty saving) are most often caused by behavioral problems.” Checkout this post to find out why money doesn’t solve most money problems.

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