How to Tell People They are Wrong

By Michael Mooney, Ministry Practitioner     Let’s face it, there is no fun in correcting people or telling them that they are wrong about something… However, if you are in ministry, or especially a pastor, you are bound to have to do it sometime.  Consider the following words of wisdom:   “People ask you … Read more

Equity Theory in Ministry ⚡️

Ordained Minister’s Online Guide to Mentorship, Pastoring, Personal & Leadership Development Equity Theory in Ministry  By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder Heb 10:35 MKJV (35)  Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.   Equity Theory is in essence the concept of what is fair and unfair (J. A. Adams).  The … Read more

People Will Not Follow Ministers Who Do Not Grow ⚡️

By Michael Mooney, Ministry Practitioner Personal growth is a major part of the human experience; although some people experience much more than others.  Growth without change is inconceivable; therefore, it follows that both are a part of the process.  The natural desire for familiarity is likely one of the biggest reasons why change is often resisted (Welch … Read more

Great Man Theory of Leadership ⚡️

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder Management assumes the idea of levels within organizations to which people may be appointed (Shivers-Blackwell, 2006).   Yet, leadership caries the idea of individual callings that are not appointed but rather birthed.  Over the years it has been a common belief that people are leaders because of a certain “specialness” with … Read more

Goals of a Christian Leader ⚡️

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder The goals of a Christian Leader are: 1) To help others discover and develop their gifts 2) To guide others to a heart of service The leader (in any organization) should be a facilitator. One who empowers others to reach their highest competence and potential. What you will gain: Leading … Read more

Profile of a Dead End ⚡️

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder It seems reasonable to say that people typically have goals, dreams, and aspirations.  Such is often noted as being the driving force behind mankind’s search for purpose.  When life is lived without this qualities people tend to lose sight of things, and depression is a very possible outcome.  Contrarily, well … Read more

How to Discuss “Hot Topic Theology” With Fellow Believers ⚡️

       Present State of Christian Fellowship  Written by Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder For Ministry Training and Development at (NACM). There is one Bible and Christians are supposed to be one Body, unified in Christ.  Yet, there are a multitude of sects and denominations in Christianity.  The National Association of Christian Ministers reports a … Read more