Advise for Young Leaders

I’m not exactly an “old” person nor leader. Some people still consider me young at the age of 42. But I do have 20 plus years of experience in leading the same church that has grown from 35 at the start to its present size of around 500.

I am in the “in between” season of my life – young enough to still be hungry, idealistic, and feeling amateurish at times; yet experienced enough to speak with credibility especially to people half my age.

So allow me to speak to leaders under 30 years of age. Continue reading

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Leader to Leader

On June 30 of this year, Rodrigo Roa Duterte will take his oath of office to become only the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

That means that in a nation of millions, only 16 people really know what it really means to sit in that “chair”, wherein one single decision or action can affect the lives of 100 million Filipinos.

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Katniss Everdeen and the Burden of Leadership

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My daughters love to watch Hunger Games, so as a good father (ahem), My wife and I watched the third instalment of the movie with them.

My favorite scene in the movie was when Katniss and her friends visit a makeshift hospital to shoot their “prop” (propaganda). Katniss, by then was still reluctant to become the symbol of the revolution, the “Mockingjay” as the leaders of the revolution term it. As she is being filmed walking down the aisle among the wounded and dying, somebody suddenly recognizes her and calls out, “Katniss!?” Continue reading

Three Young Leaders Who Inspire Me

Its 2014 and the start of a brand new year!

I am always on the lookout for inspiration.  I am a self confessed Inspiration-addict. My hands shake, my body chills, and my mouth starts to water whenever I run low on inspiration.

Thankfully, as a child of God, I never run dry of inspiration. God’s Son, God’s Spirit, and God’s Word always have something to inspire me.

And even the people of God-brothers and sisters in the faith who are not only attempting but actually accomplishing great and mighty things in behalf of the God they serve. Continue reading

My Top Six Distant Mentors

A distant mentor is someone whom I don’t personally know yet has influenced my life profoundly, either through their writing, speaking, ministry, or testimony.

Them not knowing me doesn’t diminish anything on their part, but me “knowing” them has added immense value and learning on my part.

My top six distant mentors are as follows: (not in order of importance or impact) Continue reading