Monday, December 5, 2022

Scott Rodin

Scott Rodin
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http://www.kingdomlifepublishing.com
Scott Rodin has been serving not-for-profit organizations for the past twenty-nine years. He has served as counsel and led training in fund-raising, leadership and board development, and strategic planning for hundreds of organizations in the US, Canada, Middle East, Great Britain, China, and Australia. Dr. Rodin is president of Rodin Consulting, Inc. specializing in helping Christian non-profits take a biblical approach to strategic planning, board development and capital campaign fund-raising. Dr. Rodin is past president of the Christian Stewardship Association and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is a Senior Fellow of the Association of Biblical Higher Education and serves on the boards of ChinaSource and the Evangelical Environmental Network. Dr. Rodin holds Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His books include, The Choice (ECFA Press, 2014) The Million-Dollar Dime (Kingdom Life Publishing, 2012) The Third Conversion (Kingdom Life Publishing, 2011) The Steward Leader (InterVarsity Press, 2010) The Sower (ECFA, 2009) The Four Gifts of the King (Kingdom Life Publishing, 2008) The Seven Deadly Sins of Christian Fundraising (KLP, 2007) Abundant Life (Steward Publishing, 2004) Stewards in the Kingdom, (InterVarsity Press, 2000) Dr. Rodin is married to Linda and they reside in Spokane, Washington. Contact Dr. Rodin at: [email protected]; follow his blog at: www.thestewardsjourney.com To order books or request for Dr. Rodin to speak go to: www.kingdomlifepublishing.com

Do You Really Want to Know How to Live God’s Way?

Knowing God’s ways means being fully invested in God’s kingdom and fully surrendered to kingdom values.

The Weapon of Forgiveness

If we want a different story to begin to unfold for us today, then we must understand two very important truths about our life with Christ. In this battle God secured the final victory, and God provides everything we need for daily victory.

The One-Minute Prayer of a Steward Leader

Meaningful time with God can be found in the Sabbath moments that punctuate our day – if we are willing to look for them and treat them in that way. How do we best consecrate these islands of solace in our seas of tumult? I suggest we have ready a one-minute prayer.

What it Means to Be a Leader of No Reputation

This is the sixth of seven blog posts that are excerpted from book, Steward Leader Meditations. It is my heartfelt prayer that this book...

Three Keys to Avoiding the Curve that Kills Good Leadership (and Leaders)

Leaders may be described as curving inward toward themselves and their own interests or curving outwards towards others. How do we achieve the convex shape of the leader who is “curved outward” toward those they lead and serve?

Leadership from the Inside Out

Imagine the following scene. You take your car into a repair shop because it is not running well. After a thorough check your mechanic...

Leading a March of Fools

The mood in the meeting tent was thick with anger, disbelief and frustration. Ten trained leaders were ready for action. Ten warriors were prepared...

The Steward Leader as Pattern Maker

Steward leaders must understand the significant impact they have on their organizational culture. To help us think about that impact, consider the concept of...

The One-Minute Prayer of a Steward Leader

Our lives may not be as busy as we believe them to be. You may dispute this looking at your schedule and considering your...

A Leader’s Greatest Challenge

Understanding the number one reason why Christian leaders struggle and fail.

We Can Only Imagine

How would you respond if you saw Jesus face-to-face?

Open Your Eyes and Be Ready

How do you see the people God puts in your path?

Navigating the Wave of Need

How do you set priorities in the face of overwhelming requests for help?

The Key to Avoiding a Counterfeit Life

What does Paul mean by the term, “life that is truly life”? What other life would we seek to “take hold of”? The implication is that any other form of life that is not founded on generosity and a desire to be rich in good deeds is counterfeit life. That is a powerful and disturbing teaching. Are we willing to take it seriously? If so, we may be surprised by the message of hope that lies within it.

A Glimpse of the Future Church: Six Things That Give Me Hope

What does it look like when God’s Spirit is poured out on a people willing to surrender everything back to Him? There seems to be some common characteristics that mark these times of extraordinary fellowship and the palpable presence of God. This is a glimpse of the Christian community that will stand and boldly proclaim the name of Jesus in our age.

Three Battles Every Leader Must Win

Ever feel like your life is a constant battle? Want three keys to turning those battles into minor skirmishes? These battles are where the enemy seeks to render us ineffective in our work for our Lord. Scott reminds us that God is the owner of all aspects of a true leader’s life and calling. Releasing the ownership of these aspects to God’s capable hands gives the leader a great freedom from slavery to the responsibilities. This way of leadership is a journey of disciplined practice that leads to selflessness and being more Christ-like.

Leading Abundantly

Fall follows Summer, which follows Spring and time marches on just as God designed. He limited time for us in set hours in a day, and set days in a week. We think there are not enough hours in a day, but God knew before He created time how mankind would use it. Scott discusses some poignant points about time management, and notes that pride may be the greatest weakness regarding the use of our time.

The Weapon of Fellowship

Two-by-two provides protection. It provides another set of eyes to watch and ears to listen, to be on the alert for the enemy. It allows also for one to rest while the other is on watch. This keeps both in the battle. Two-by-two provides a system of accountability. By laboring together one can help the other stay on the narrow road.

The Weapon of Wisdom

Wisdom sends the enemy fleeing. It is God’s gift-in-waiting. All we need to do is ask for it, seek after it and expect God to provide it. What will you do today to accept this gift?

The Weapon of a Clear Conscience

How is your conscience? Is it clear or conflicted? Is it Holy Spirit guided or weak … even seared?

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