Essays

Essay Description Author
Leadership and Authority in the Church: What It Is and Isn't There are legitimate and illegitimate ways to use one's authority. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt examine those areas in which authority should and should not be exercised, using Scripture to inform the discussion. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Leadership Team Building These considerations are helpful when working with fellow leaders. Dennis McCallum
Leading Church Discipline This essay overviews a variety of practical methods of church discipline. Dennis McCallum
Leading Home Church Evangelism Although we can use a wide variety of evangelistic methods, our job as leaders is to understand and teach those principles that are most suitable and effective in our home church. Dennis lays out a variety of evangelistic principles. Dennis McCallum
Leading Home Church Follow Up Leaders need to coordinate and be mindful of teaching and modeling legitimate Biblical follow up. Dennis McCallum
Leading Stewardship in a Home Group Dennis McCallum provides biblical insight on building an effective leadership approach in the area of stewardship. Dennis McCallum
Leading When You're Not a Gifted Leader Lead Pastor Gary DeLashmutt addresses how we can approach the call to leadership when we are not gifted in leadership. Gary DeLashmutt
Learning Theory and Christian Leadership Both Behaviorism-Social Learning and Cognitive-Discovery have much to offer the thoughtful Christian leader. Dennis McCallum
Managing Conflict in Home Groups This paper provides insight from Donald Bosart and others intended to stimulate thinking on the part of leaders in preparation for more detailed discussion on dealing with conflicts among groups. Dennis McCallum
New Testament Principles of Church Finance What relationship should the church have with the money that it needs to function? Dennis McCallum provides healthy biblical answers for a churches proper handling of finances. Dennis McCallum
Psychiatry for the Lay Counselor: When to Refer for Professional Help Jeff lays out information to aid in being able to identify the person who may be endangered due to his or her psychological condition or the person who may derive benefit from further evaluation by a professional. Jeff Gordon, M.D.
Teaching Through Group Discussion Dennis explains the idea of using discussion as a teaching tool and techniques for doing so. This essay is distilled from the material of the Teaching Through Group Discussion class formerly offered. Dennis McCallum
Toward A Philosophy of Christian Leadership Do groups really need human leaders? Dennis McCallum discusses God's use of human agency in His work. Dennis McCallum
Urban Home Church Planting at Xenos Dennis reviews the successful elements, as well as constraints, to urban home church planting in America. Dennis McCallum
Vision and Christian Leadership Dennis reviews what it means to develop a Biblical vision and practical ideas for developing vision as a leader. Dennis McCallum

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