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Nov

2017

Q/A: Should clergy take a sabbatical?

Yes, clergy should take sabbaticals. Indeed, I think they should be required and not optional. Different kinds of spiritual leaders focus the purpose and design of sabbaticals in different ways.

Author: Tom Bandy

 

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Sep

2017

The Two Christian Movements

Author: Tom Bandy

The diversity of spiritual leadership, and the patterns of their behavior, reveal the two Christian alternatives that have lived in tension with each other since the 4th century. The first is Christianity based on membership; and the other is based on lifestyle. The "Extreme" leaders of today represent a return to the past.

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Aug

2017

DISC and the Spiritual Leadership Inventory

Author: Tom Bandy

The DISC profile is used by many denominations and other organizations to discern leadership style and priorities within the institutional church. The Spiritual Leadership Inventory is a simple tool I created to help leaders discern their identity and relevance amid the diversity of the mission field. They overlap ... but ultimately distinct - as psychology and spirituality are distinct.

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Aug

2017

Q/A: Is spiritual leadership different for priests?

The identities and functions of spiritual leadership, and the transitions in between, are relevant for priests as well ... but there are differences as to how that is lived, structured, and shared.

Author: Tom Bandy
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Jun

2017

Transition from Constant Gardiner to Constant Builder

Functionally, this is the transition from “Enabler” to “CEO”. It is a traditional step in the Christendom church as clergy gain experience, seek new challenges, and “rise” to lead a larger, more 7-day-a-week church. Yet it is not an easy transition. Some are successful, other not. But why not?

Author: Tom Bandy
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