A Forbes article titled "Ranking The 9 Toughest Leadership Roles" lists the pastorate among some of the most difficult leadership positions, alongside corporate CEOs, mayors and university presidents. But the most difficult leadership role, according to the list, is stay-at-home parent.
The article, listing the "pros" and "cons" of the nine listed positions, suggests that "leaders who flourish in one realm may fizzle or even fail spectacularly in another one."
While corporate CEOs rank as no. 9 (the least toughest leadership role), the position was followed by United States Congressperson (no. 8), Editor for a Daily Newspaper (no. 7), Mayor (no. 6), and Pastor, Rabbi, Mullah or Other Holy Leader (no. 5). more >>
Leadership of a Texas megachurch whose congregation narrowly defeated a measure to disaffiliate from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expressed anger and confusion in an official letter regarding the matter.
Three Session clerks from First Presbyterian Church of Houston sent a message out Wednesday in response to a vote taken Sunday that resulted in the defeat of the disaffiliation measure.
Signed by Senior Clerk Jane Costello, Lesley Lilly, and David McCarty on behalf of the Session for First Presbyterian, the letter expressed surprise at the result of the vote. more >>
Bill Gothard has been placed on administrative leave by board members of his nonprofit organization, Institute for Basic Life Principles, amid an investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed several women and young girls.
Billy Boring Jr., one of nine members (including Gothard) on the Institute for Basic Life Principles' board, told World magazine: "After completion of the review the board will respond at an appropriate time, and in a biblical manner."
While the investigation was ongoing, Gothard "will not be involved in the operations of the ministry. The board of directors will be prayerfully appointing interim leadership." more >>
NASHVILLE – The King's University's Jack Hayford urged Christians to answer Jesus' call to love one another, upon receiving the Hall of Fame award at the National Religious Broadcasters' 2014 Convention.
"I think the challenge that we face is remembering that we are called to love one another, but also to serve the world with the Gospel," Hayford, chancellor and founder of The King's University in California, reflected during his acceptance speech on Tuesday.
Hayford went into TV ministry in 1977, and achieved notable success in 1991 when his one-hour program, "Living Way," began airing on more than 500 stations for 11 years. He also founded The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, Calif., where he served for more than three decades. more >>
The Conservative Political Action Conference will not feature a booth for an atheist organization as the event's organizers have changed course on an initial approval, according to the atheist group.
American Atheists, an organization founded in 1963 by famous non-theist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, announced Tuesday that they were disinvited from the annual Washington, D.C. conference.
"American Atheists President David Silverman received a phone call from American Conservative Union Executive Director Dan Schneider informing him that the ACU board is breaking its agreement to permit American Atheists to host an information booth," stated American Atheists in a press release. more >>
When Harvard University was founded in 1636, its mission was that its students "be plainly instructed and consider well that the main end of your life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ."
The YMCA began as "a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the hazards of life on the streets."
Neither organization still intimately affiliates with its once-overt religious identity. Indeed, they are two out of dozens of colleges and non-profits that once manifested Christian ideals and now posses a reputation, values and processes which are staunchly secular. more >>