Claiming Jesus’ Authority in our Lives, Article 2, What is your commitment level?

Last week, I began a series of writings on authority and our need to exercise Christ’s authority in our lives. This is not a subject that I speak of lightly. Leadership in the church

and in our daily lives is something that has collapsed in recent times. With our political system as an example of how our world is suffering from a leadership void, I think it is helpful for each of us to realize that we are called to be leaders. Continue reading

Transformation: Is that just another word for change?

This past week I had the opportunity to spend time with a group of church leaders and to hear Anthony (Tony) B. Robinson. Tony is an author and speaker on the subject of church transformation and leadership. I have been fortunate to hear and read a lot about these subjects. I have participated in a presbytery-offered training group and am active on the Transformation Team of our The National Capital Presbytery. Following the day with Tony, I realized that I have put into action within our congregation many of the theories that he and other leadership types advocate for. I also believe that our congregation has worked to have an openness to what God is doing in our world today.

Transformation is one of those buzz words that is bandied about. As with most language. this one word can mean a myriad of things. I thought I would give my perspective on what transformation is as we speak about it in the context of Christ Presbyterian Church. Continue reading