Leadership was once about hard skills such as planning, finance, and business analysis. When command and control ruled the world, organization leaders were heroic rationalists who moved people around like pawns and fought like stags. When they spoke, the staff jumped. Today, organizational leadership is increasingly concerned with soft skills—teamwork, communication, and motivation. Sadly for […]
According to FACT surveys conducted by Hartford Institute for Religion Research, between 2005 and 2008, fewer congregations report they are spiritually vital and alive, have seen worship attendance growth of 2% or more, or have a clear mission and purpose. Just 19% say their current financial health is excellent vs. 31% in 2000. Old-line Protestant […]
“Who’s your favourite worship leader?” my daughter asked. We were listening to some worship songs in the car. I could not answer her immediately. My mind did a quick search. Don Moen? Bob Fitts? Michael W. Smith? Chris Tomlin? Graham Kendrick? or Terry MacAlmon?… Then my mind went back to church. To the guys that […]
Rayson Tan is a Singaporean MediaCorp actor. Before joining MediaCorp, Tan worked as a flight attendant with Singapore Airlines. In 1990, he emerged as the 2nd Runner-Up in Singapore’s Star Search talent competition. He has worked on many different roles and hosted many TV programmes, including the role of Singaporean war hero Lim Bo Seng […]
Surprise runaway bestseller I have just finished runaway bestseller “The Shack” by William P. Young. I like the fact that it was a self-published book and no established secular or Christian publisher wanted to touch it with a ten foot pole. So with $300 and a word of mouth marketing strategy and the power of […]
Chew Chor Meng, popular Singapore Mediacorp actor, acknowledges that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Hear his testimony (with English interpretation) in audio file.
I have been pastoring since 1980 and there is a trend that I have observed: an increasing “corporatization” of the churches in Singapore. This is partly down to the fact that many lay leaders come from the corporate background and are successful in the MNCs or big local companies. When they are appointed leaders in […]