Tag Archives: Leadership

Finding Community along the Beautiful Way

For at least the last decade many have been sensing a new reformation taking shape. It started to be a fairly broad critique of what manifests as institutional forms of church and the nature of its structures. Much has been written on this issue and we have seem a steady exodus from western institutional forms of church regardless of stripe.
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The Radical Middle. Healthy Faith in a World of Extremes

Driving the backroads of rural Alberta can be an adventure into some of the most lovely country in the world. There is a unique beauty of the Alberta prairie. Driving the gravel roads can be a bit of a trick as different stretches of the road can be different than others - washboards, deeply rutted,…
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Pastors: Stop the Cloning! – Discipleship

Have you ever experienced a situation where someone, in the name of Jesus, tried to fashion you into their own image of Jesus? As well-meaning leaders we want to help others mature in faith, help them grow in Christ-likeness. Unfortunately, we can sometimes have a narrow idea of what this Christ-likeness looks like, and often…
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Black Holes, Jesus and the Victory of God

I am a bit of a sci-fi geek. I grew up watching Star Trek, Star Wars and just about anything with aliens and outer space.   One of the coolest phenomena which provided great plots and excitement was the mysterious Black Hole! A Black Hole is a phenomenon in outer space that has a gravitational…
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Heroic Living

 Ever feel like you are overrun by the mundane in your life?   Having dinner with some friends the other night and our conversation quickly turned to life and significance.  We all could agree that significance comes from something bigger than ourselves and for us around the table, we agreed, that something bigger was Jesus.…
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Why is God Good? – A Story

There once was a priest, a lover of Jesus who served the people of his town well. Every time the town faced difficulties they would approach the priest and ask that he pray for them.  The priest loved the people and was happy to pray for the community, and he would withdraw to a special…
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All about Heart :: Michael Rose

Meet Michael Rose, the founder and Director of IamSignificant.ca.  In this short video Michael introduces IamSignificant.ca at it's very foundations- Heart.  Michael gives a brief overview of the resources available with IamSignificant.ca and also explains Christian Life Coaching and Spiritual Direction for cultivating more, vibrant meaningful lives.  Get a fuller picture of the heart that infuses IamSignificant.ca and…
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The New Scorecard – Church

There is a chronic issue that is burning out pastors and church leaders all over North America.  It creates the environment for workaholism and often seriously sidelines many genuinely called and gifted ministers of the Good News.  The root of much of this toxicity has to do with the way many evaluate and judge the success or failure of Church communities. …
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Becoming Christian Community on the Go!

I used to believe that before we could do out reach we had to have our own house (read church) in order. And while this is partially true, the reality remains we will never see our church in perfect order.  This being the case, we will never leave the four walls of our building to reach out…
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12 Traits of Inspired Leadership

"The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve." - John Stott Inspired Leadership flows from a growing maturity on the part of the…
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