Like a Refugee

“To be called a refugee is the opposite of an insult; it is a badge of strength, courage, and victory.”~ Tennessee office of Refugees A Refugee A refugee is someone that has to take refuge in another area, environment, or region. It could be due to factors of war, political corruption, hunger, terrorism and the like.  Refugees, leave their dwelling place to find safe haven in unfamiliar regions. Where they have no job opportunities, they are…

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Leaders live the Golden Rule

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”~ Winston Churchhill The Golden Rule Most people know the golden rule. It’s not just a Christian statement anymore but has expanded to injecting liberal tolerance while dejecting Jesus’ intent and heart of this message, which happens to be centered smack in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 7:12).  It simply states: “Therefore, whatever you want…

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A Leader’s Ethos

By Will Cunningham “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon the world.”~ Albert Camus Based on the World Population Clock, an internet monitoring medium, we as a global society have exceeded over 7.96 billion people in our population growth, as of July 12, 2022.   Along with the growing population, one researcher has suggested that our planet consist of approximately 21 “major” world religions that are practiced on earth.  There is purportedly…

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Leaders are servants

By Will Cunningham A question often comes to my mind when it comes to leadership.  Does the person choose leadership or does leadership choose the person?   It may seem a bit abstract, but I believe it is a worth-while question to ponder.  Many fine people have risen to leadership positions and even homed in on one of many theories and models of leadership with some success. Others, to their demise and to their organization's demise,…

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Leadership Litmus Lesson

By Will Cunningham Do you remember the movie “The Dirty Dozen”? It was based on the true story of a specialized group of Paratroopers called “The Filthy 13” which centered around a man by the name of Jake McNiece who was, along with others in his unit, getting in trouble for something. They were called the Filthy 13 because they never cleaned their uniforms and only washed themselves once a week. They were all chosen…

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Calling, Care, or Curse

By Will Cunningham In the last 3 months of this new year, I have had the fortune to sit with several pastors to hear their hearts toward the ministries God has them in. Some have noted how hard it has been over the last couple of years, repositioning themselves in a pandemic and post-pandemic world. Their concern: the sheep have scattered, congregation attendance is down, online attendance is up, and budget is being met, yet…

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