Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership Part 2

The first four pillars for servant leadership are basics that could also be requirements for most leadership, and for basic servant leadership.  The next three pillars are marks of exceptional servant leadership. The fifth pillar is foresight: "having a sense for the...

Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership, Part 1

There are many kinds of leaders and ways to use power.  Jesus showed us using great power for others in contrast to the religious and secular leaders focused in his time on using power over others.  Some leaders lead in pursuit of their own well-being and some leaders...

Introducing Hillary MacDonald

St. Andrew's United Church has voted to call Hillary MacDonald as Coordinating Minister, effective June 24, 2018 and pending approval of Calgary Presbytery later this month.  This introduction of Hillary MacDonald was written by Donna Betts who presented the Search...

Stewardship, Mission and Service, and Freedom

During our Stewardship and Finance meeting this morning, the task of completing the goal-setting form for M&S resulted in a discussion about Mission and Service and communication.  To me, stewardship is part of exercising our freedom from slavery.  One common form of...

No Fear: Message March 18 2018

My message for Sunday, March 18, titled,"No Fear" used Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33 as its starting point.  Like a deer caught in headlights, any organization that allows fear to control its decision-making will lose.  It is important in a rapidly changing...

The Danger of Success in the present or past

I went to a website article about 10 Reasons Why Churches do not Grow, and one line caught my eye  "The greatest enemy of your future success is your current success."  I first heard this theme watching a Peter Drucker video back in 2001.  Peter Drucker, in his video,...

Mission and Service and True Freedom and Stewardship

I was just looking at the Mission and Service Goal-Setting form for St. Andrew's and remembered some of my past thoughts on stewardship. One is a misunderstanding many people have about giving.  When we give to family, these are not true gifts as our family members...

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

  Maundy Thursday, March 29 at St. Andrew’s Centre.  Finger food Potluck at 6:00pm and Service at 7:00pm Good Friday, March 30.  Potluck and evening service, beginning at 6pm. Easter Sunday Services, April 1 • 8:00 am at St. Andrew’s Centre. Will be live streamed on...

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