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The Strength that Eludes the Leader…. (Part 2)

This article continues from “The Strength that Eludes the Leader (Part 1)” (Rev. Dr. Philip Huan) 3. GOD’S JOURNEY WITH YOU: CONTENTMENT & JOY-QUOTIENTS When I faced resistance from people in a consultancy project I was working on in a church, I felt stressed by the emotions involved. But as I prayed, I remembered that […]

The Strength that Eludes the Leader… (Part 1)

Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God… (1 Samuel 30:6, NKJV) I have always been intrigued by this passage. That phrase “strengthened himself in […]

Preach the Gospel to the saved too!

I want to preach the Gospel in fresh, engaging, and impact-full ways regularly– to my converted flock. Why? Well, after being a pastor for more than fifteen years and a Christian for more than thirty, I realize I forget. We forget the glorious truths of Grace, forgiveness, freedom and Kingdom purposes. We forget the daily ways we […]

The Practices of Leadership

Have you noticed that people who are leaders (i.e. who command a following) come in different shapes and sizes? For example, Mother Teresa was a simple lady but commanded great influence. Obama has a charisma of communication and wields great influence. One of my church leaders is a quiet and godly man, but his colleagues […]

S-CHURCH (“Super-Church”)

When I was starting out as a pastor, I remember attending church-growth conferences which inspired me and filled me with dreams to build a great church, a church that would grow and storm the gates of hell—a “super-church”! (Pastors, remember those days?) Much of such dreams and inspiration are often used by God to motivate […]

It Takes Two… (When a Pastor & Church Fit Together)

In my journey with churches and pastors over the last 6 years as an itinerant preacher and church consultant, I have seen different churches and different kinds of pastor. It testifies of the beauty of the different facets of God’s gifts and plans for churches. However, I have also seen some pastors join churches for […]