A collection of leadership essays from Ephesiology

Leadership that turns the world upside down empowers people in their call, character, charismata, confidence, commitment, and commission.

This issue of leadership for the 21st century is pressing. The Christian church is on the threshold of God’s divine plan and must have empowering leaders to lead the church to God’s purposes for God’s glory. In order for the church to dynamically grow, there must be a change of leadership which focuses on empowering believers to move from the past through the present and into the future. This is a leadership that knows where it is that God wants the church to be, why it is important for the church, and how to lead the church there. This is leading like Paul. Leadership that will turn the world upside down will empower people in their call, character, charismata, confidence, commitment, and commission.

The Solution to Your Church Staffing Needs
By Michael T. Cooper / 17 August, 2021

The Solution to Your Church Staffing Needs

One only needs to consult an online job board to observe the vast number of staff openings in churches across...

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A Warning Against Disharmony
By Michael T. Cooper / 11 August, 2021

A Warning Against Disharmony

I had coffee this morning with a friend who is a fellow co-laborer in ministry. As we bantered around various...

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Women Pastors: Its Time to Get it Right
By Michael T. Cooper / 11 May, 2021

Women Pastors: Its Time to Get it Right

The recent ordination of three women at Saddleback Community Church has raised the issue of women in ministry in new...

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The Monkey and the Fish
By Michael T. Cooper / 17 February, 2021

The Monkey and the Fish

During my doctoral studies in the early 2000s, Paul Hiebert shared a story that I have never forgotten.  Dr. Hiebert was...

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The Dark Side of Hierarchical Leadership
By Michael T. Cooper / 29 November, 2020

The Dark Side of Hierarchical Leadership

It seems to be a regular occurrence these days. Another evangelical pastor falls into moral failure. Carl Lentz is the...

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The Dangers of Charismatic Leadership
By Michael T. Cooper / 25 August, 2020

The Dangers of Charismatic Leadership

Leadership sets the tone for the direction of a movement. In fact, one might argue that a movement will rise...

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Something New is coming – Are you ready for a shift?
By Gary Fujino / 10 July, 2020

Something New is coming – Are you ready for a shift?

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “paradigm shift.” But do you know where it comes from? Coined by author Thomas Kuhn...

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The Work We Do To Make APEST Work
By Alan Hirsch / 19 April, 2020

The Work We Do To Make APEST Work

Editor's Note: We are delighted to repost a blog written by our friend Alan Hirsch. In light of our recent...

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The Call for Courageous Leaders
By Matt Till / 27 March, 2020

The Call for Courageous Leaders

The global west is now on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. The epicenter of the novel coronavirus...

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Leadership and Wine Tasting
By Michael T. Cooper / 4 January, 2020

Leadership and Wine Tasting

When I was in my second year at Texas A&M University, our architectural design class took on a project to...

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This is where you cultivate a passion for God’s mission

Equipping leaders to effectively engage their culture with the skills and character concomitant with a biblically informed worldview in order to catalyze movements of disciples around the world. 

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