Last week I began to share my perception of what is happening in SBC life. In so doing I began to list some principles that will help us transform the “Bad News” that occurs when we become polarized into “Good News.” I began by listing a couple of principles that can help us generate “Good News” in ANY situation. The first two were to keep your focus on the main thing and the other was to use your existing relationships to create healthy dialogue. Some additional ones are:
Retiring in April 2022, Mark R. Elliott served as a Director of Missions (Associational Mission Strategist) in Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska for almost three decades. He is a strong advocate for obedience and Biblically based disciple making. As such, he knows that making healthy disciples requires Christian leaders to be constantly pursuing spiritual maturity—be lifelong learners. Because of the time constraints of ministry, most pastors focus their reading list on resources that assist them in teaching and preaching the Word of God. As such, books focusing on church health, leadership development, and church growth tend to find their way to the bottom of the stack. With that reality in mind, Mark has written discussion summaries on several books that have helped him to personally grow in Christ and that tend to find themselves on the bottom of most pastor’s stack. Many pastors have found them helpful as they are able to more quickly process great insights from other pastors and authors.
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