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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Four Great Questions on Leadership


LEADERSHIP


THE REASON WHY WE NEED LEADERSHIP


We are on purpose, goal-directed beings, in search of the fulfillment of our needs through the accomplishment of our goals, and we are people who must chase our goals in social settings and church settings. Thus, the clash - many trying to occupy the same space at the same time.


We are going to promote ourselves in what we do, at the expense of overs, by sharing what overs are not doing, so we can look better at what we do.


FOOTNOTES:\

In 1976 while Camp Director in Perryville Ohio, Charles "T" Jones was our special fund raiser speaker. That one one speech, with one on Sunday, is still with me today thirty years later. HE KNOWS LEADERSHIP. .


Charlie T. Jones is still going great today


HE ALSO SAID 'YOU WILL BE TOMORROW WHAT YOU HAVE BEING BECOMING BY WHAT YOU READ AND WHO YOU TALK TO OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS."
IN THIS PHOTO, YOU HAVE FOUR PREACHERS
OLD FASHION SUNDAY AT OUR CHURCH

OVER FIFTY YEARS AGO..

In our church growing up, DAD loved preachers
Coming to our church was a safe place for wounded preachers.
DAD would always have them preach for him when they came by on any giving Sunday.

Often Dad would start a church, and then in a few years turn the church over to another preacher and he would go and start another church


Example: In Asheboro NC, Lynchburg VA, etc


CHURCH CONFLICTS HAPPENS


Don't we almost always perceive the world from our point of view, and we act on the basis of it? Human pride, self-glorification, and making personal perceptions absolute ultimately corrupt. The deification or veneration of our own views builds the barriers, creates the separations, and deepens the estrangement from God and others.

CHURCH CONFLICTS HAPPEN WHEN WE WANT SELF GLORIFICATION RATHER THAN WANTING CHRIST GLORIFED