Archive for June, 2013

Don’t look back…Look ahead

»»June 29th, 2013 by admin

A lot of people tend to like Jesus but not follow Him. I’ve always wondered whether it’s possible to really to like Jesus and not follow Him. When we carefully study all that Jesus did and told it becomes very obvious that He called people to follow Him no matter what. Many, initially liked his teachings, benefitted from his miracles or at least were in awe of those cool acts. But as they drew closer to Him and really heard what He said they weren’t all that excited. Listen to some of the challenges He gave to people that followed him day in & day out:

Love me more than you love anyone or anything else (Luke 14:26)

Be prepared to give up everything (Luke 14:33)

Be prepared to give up your rights (Matthew 16:24)

Make no excuses – simply follow me. (Luke 9:57-62)

Aldrin Bogi – The Cross of Christ

»»June 18th, 2013 by ywambangalore

Simplify Leadership

»»June 7th, 2013 by admin

One of the things I love about Youth With A Mission is for its amazing Leadership modeling . Whether its our leadership style or the leaders themselves – there is something here that has blessed thousands of people worldwide. Imagine, what it would be to see Jesus when He walked the Earth. He was surrounded by positional leaders right from the day one. There were rulers and authorities that wanted to have him killed. If there is one thing that defines Jesus style of leadership I’d call it ‘Simplified Leadership’ He took great concepts and made it so simple and personal.

Richard Foster talks about simplicity. He warns us not to understand simplicity as living cheap.

There are a number of leadership theories around. They sound fancy and highly cerebral too. They may be utterances of some guy who studied leadership in theory using academic tools. Now, don’t get me wrong – I think there’s a place for theories but I just feel that in our culture we have elevated knowledge way beyond virtue. Who really cares that one knows a lot? What we really need is to simplify these leadership theories into everyday demonstrative models. For example, its a fashionable thing today to talk about ‘Servant Leadership’ but do we really practiced it? . The theory of servant leadership needs to be simplified by actually serving people genuinely.