My 5 for Friday (June 23, 2017)

How can leaders bring good stress to their teams? How can you spot mediocrity in your ministry? And what are some principles of biblical stewardship?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. Leaders: Bring the Good Stress, Not the Bad Stress by Eric Geiger. What is the difference between good stress and bad stress? Eric Geiger says, “Wise leaders leverage good stress for the sake of those they lead and the mission they are leading. Here are three differences in good and bad stress.
  2. One Thing That Separates Good Leaders From Great Leaders by Dan Reiland. We all would like to move from good to great, but how? Dan Reiland says, “Great leadership is not about superstar talent; it starts with knowing your lane.” Here is what separates good leaders from great leaders.
  3. 12 Ways to Recognize Mediocrity in Your Ministry by Tony Morgan. What do you do about mediocrity in ministry? Tony Morgan says, “Whatever you do, allow yourself to go back to the why.” Here are twelve ways to recognize mediocrity in your ministry and what you can do about it.
  4. Four Principles of Biblical Stewardship by Hugh Whelchel. What is biblical stewardship? Hugh Whelchel says, “Unfortunately many Christians today only associate the idea of stewardship with sermons they have heard about church budgets and building programs.” Here are four principles of biblical stewardship.
  5. Financial stewardship is a heart matter by Erin Roach. Does financial stewardship and being a disciple of Jesus have anything to do with each other? The stewardship panel at the SBC last week says, “Good financial stewardship stems from a right relationship with God.” Check out this post about the rest of the panel.

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