Posts by The Leadership Connection

Spiritual Gifts and the Ego

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Spiritual Gifts and the Ego

The church at Corinth was remarkably gifted, brilliant, and thriving in many respects. We notice the active and abundant spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3—miraculous gifts, speaking gifts, incredible spiritual vision and faith that can move mountains, social engagement and responsibility, along with un matched spiritual devotion (surrender my body to the flames). In essence, this community had dynamic gifts that were well mobilized. However, we see in verses 4-7 that the Corinthians had a dark side as well. They were impatient, harsh, critical, rude, jealous, ego-centric. Paul even...

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Pastors and Their “False Self”

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Pastors and Their “False Self”

One of the books that has shaped my understanding of how God views me (and us as human beings) is a book by Brennan Manning called Abba’s Child. I’m convinced every follower of Christ should read this book, and then deeply absorb its truths. <a href=”http://www.stevesaccone.com/?attachment_id=1081″ rel=”attachment wp-att-1081″><img src=”http://www.stevesaccone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/impostor-300×226.jpg” alt=”impostor” width=”300″ height=”226″ class=”alignleft size-medium...

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Four Guiding Principles in Learning to Say “NO”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Blog Post, Resources Blog | Comments Off on Four Guiding Principles in Learning to Say “NO”

One of the biggest challenges that pastors and other ministry leaders face is the challenge of saying “No.” There are so many demands, usually more than we can handle, but somehow we find ourselves thinking we can take it all on. And then beyond that, even we do want to say “No,” how do we go about having those difficult conversations? How do we know who and how to prioritize? Here are few thoughts to stimulate how you think about that conversation.   1. LIMITS: Remember that you have limits…and that Jesus did too.  Be clear on these limits of time and...

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When In Conflict…

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Haiti Blog | Comments Off on When In Conflict…

Here’s a short blog post a key aspects to navigating conflict in your life. Can be helpful personally, but also as you help others navigate the inevitable relational conflicts they are dealing with. 1. Don’t lose sight of what’s most important, namely the people involved first. And also, don’t get distracted or pulled away by peripheral matters. Deal with the conflict with clarity. 2. See conflict as an opportunity to grow and serve others. This helps motivate me to face conflict when I want to avoid it…I remember how it grows others, and mostly how it grows...

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