Chad A. Brodrick

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In our pursuit of happiness, are we pursuing the right things?


Isaiah 6:8 (ESV) — 8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” I have often contemplated what Isaiah must have experienced and felt as he had this supernatural experience with God.  The holiness of God had to have been palatable as he stood in His presence, because Isaiah recognized that his unworthiness… Read More


In preparing for a message that I will be preaching this coming Wednesday night, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you concerning triumph and suffering.  I am looking forward to sharing with our congregation, a message of hope that will encourage people who are struggling.  God has something special planned for you! We don’t often associate triumph with suffering. In fact, they are considered to be on opposite sides of the… Read More


The story of Elijah has often brought great inspiration to me as a leader.  This was a man who had a nature like us, yet God worked in incredible, supernatural ways in his life.  When he prayed, God answered, in a big way!  Drought, rain, fire from heaven, his prayers were precise, powerful, and always accomplished God’s purposes. His was a life that was used tremendously to fulfill God’s purposes and plans. … Read More


Every leader feels the need at one time or another for a tranistion to take place in their organization.  Whether it is a church or a business, each of them require the leader to factor in the human dynamics that accompany this kind of change.  Developing a transitional strategy will take into account ten specific areas which often cause people to resist change. People often resist change because: They have inadequate skills for… Read More


“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3 (ESV) What a wonderful promise! God has, does, and always will love us with an everlasting love!  It’s the kind of love that cannot be bought or sold, earned or bartered for.  It’s a love which God grants because of His unmerited favor on your life! Because He loves you, He will also be… Read More


Leaders must possess many traits that will assist them in their leadership position.  But if you were to narrow them down to three specific traits that are nonnegotiable for a leader to be defined as a success, they would be: Competency: Defined as having the necessary ability or knowledge to do something successfully, competency is not something that naturally is inherent in every leader.  It is often developed through personal study, application and… Read More


“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:35–36 (ESV) This is an incredible promise to the believer who trusts and serves God with all their heart.  That we have a great reward waiting for us in eternity.  Spending an eternity with Him! The hope… Read More


We must learn common leadership principles, but power is released as we become true to our God-given personalities–Harold Myra Every leader is a unique individual! I know that is not a ground breaking statement, but it is a necessary principle that each leader needs to grasp.  Too often we attempt to make ourselves a copy of a great leader that we want to emulate only to find that we fall short of… Read More


The need for relationship in leadership positions is often a neglected component that many leaders feel they do not have time for.  The busyness of the tasks of which they fill their days with have often pushed out the all important task of building relationship.  Whether it is with their team, their customers, their family, or in my case, in the area of ministry…their congregants.  Too often the all important responsibility to get… Read More