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8 Ways Christians Make Good Leaders

What does being a ‘Christian Leader’ really mean? Does it mean that your values and honor are above reproach? Or maybe you just take the caring route to leadership and therefore that makes you soft. Being a Christian in a leadership role comes with its own sets often challenges that many might never realize. Here is why being a Christian in the workplace can be so difficult. We will be forced into uncomfortable situations that will challenge our own morals and values. The water cooler conversations will go silent when you walk in the room, the level of discomfort and awkwardness can be painful. Depending on how transparent you are with your faith, co-workers will avoid you like the plague, not because they don’t like you, they just don’t want to associate with the Christian. Unless you work for Chik-fil-a, a Christian bookstore, Hobby Lobby or another known Christian company your cross will become heavy to carry to work everyday. Here are some ways that everyone will know you are a Christian Leader in the workplace Recognizes and applauds the values of others – Many leaders will commend a job well done or great teamwork. A Christian will not only give credit where it is due, they will also invest in building the person up. They will publicly acknowledge the sacrifices of others and honestly give the accolades deserved to the individual or team. Has above average character – whether work is busy or slow the leader remains to the job. They believe in honesty […]

7 Ways of Being a Christian Leader

Christians are thought of as followers not leaders that many times hide in the shadows. Today there seems to be a great deal of focus on leadership and  Christianity. Preachers like  Derwin Gray, Andy Stanley and even the great Billy Graham they all have a similar message.  Regardless whether they are preaching from the pulpit or at a conference, they all focus on the need for leaders. The church and Christianity as a whole are under attack and needs leaders to step up and fight.  There is a problem though even though we as Christians are natural leaders, many would rather sit in the pews praying for change.  We can no longer stand by and let our faith be silenced. You were made for more than this, you were born to be a  leader and here is how I know. 1.) Jesus led his Disciples who in turn led the Church – We were destined to lead as followers of Christ it is our birthright.  Priests and Preachers cannot do this alone they want and need the support of the Church.  Everyone remembers the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) that we wore on our bracelets and clothes.. now it is time to answered that question. 2.) We are the Hands and Feet : In order to spread the gospel and be the Christians we claim to be we must be the hands and feet of the Church.  By being the hands and feet we lead other to Christ through our daily words and actions. 3.) Advisers […]

Persecuted – A Movie Review

Imagine a world where you are being persecuted for your faith. A world where the government controls the messages of faith and rather than abolishing religion it seeks out to unify all religions under one common order.  In doing so the government persecutes any that go against their new world order. That means Christians, Muslims, Jews all are forced to worship openly and publicly therefore granting access to everyone, even the government. In the movie Persecuted, James Remar stars as an evangelist by the name of John Luther, a former alcoholic and drug addict that turned his life around to the Lord.  He created an evangelical ministry that had an enormous following and therefore were a threat to the governments plan if they were not on board.  Luther of course refuses to side with the Faith and Fairness Act that his Senator friend majority leader (Bruce Davidson) is promoting. Through the course of the movie, Luther is framed for the assault and murder of  a sixteen year old girl in order to remove the opposition to the legislation.  This bill promises to protect religion and yet underlying allows the government full access to all religions they suspect may be part of terrorist activities , granted this sounds harmless but i turn would destroy the fabric this country was founded on. Luther chooses to run and hide and fight for proof to clear his name.  With the help of his father (Fred Dalton Thompson) who plays  a Catholic priest, whom the secret service assassinated when he uncovers […]