Conspicuous Gallantry Cross 

Many in church leadership today bear little resemblance to their biblical ancestors. In light of all that God has done for us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus we should be among the most courageous human beings to ever walk the planet.

But, in my experience coaching hundreds of pastors over twenty years, I’ve found that, as a general rule, we are decidedly not courageous.

It seems that few of us remain cognizant of the immensity and universality of God’s love for us. If we did, it seems that we’d be willing to live gallant lives that honor him.

– Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at


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