Here are some leadership axioms I wrote down a few years back. These are principles to live and minister by! 1. Scripture always trumps (tradition, feelings, opinions, etc.) 2. Preaching nourishes other ministries 3. Faithfulness before faddishness 4. Take time to pray over issues 5. Simplify as much as possible 6. Openness is the best policy 7. Mentoring means being with people 8. See it from the perspective of the outsider 9. Bless your enemies, critics, and opponents 10. Love is a good guide
The lamp-posts are poetical...the lamp-post really has the whole poetry of man, for no other creature can lift a flame so high and guard it so well. --G K Chesterton, London Times July 24, 1909.