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August 4, 2021
How to Take the Terror Out of New Territory

New vision comes to us like a gentle breeze or a gusty wind. Either way, it’s refreshing and stimulating. We survey the new territory God’s calling us to and picture the positive outcomes – more people served and more lives transformed. All is well until we reach a valley filled with a chilling fog of […]

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July 20, 2021
How to Discern God's Still Small Voice

Quiet. Stillness. Listening. These aren’t words typically associated with leadership. For most of us words like busyness, charging ahead, and verbal communication characterize our days. While there’s a place for full schedules and important dialogue, there’s also a place for slowing down and listening to God’s perspective. It’s a place where silence becomes golden as […]

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July 13, 2021
Why Every Meeting Could Be a Prayer Meeting

A good friend of mine, Bill Velker, heads up prayer at LIFE International. I was talking with his wife recently, and she said, “Bill made little signs for everyone’s desk that say, ‘Every meeting is a prayer meeting.’ He wanted to remind people of the ever-present opportunity for prayer.” The phrase rang true and made […]

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July 13, 2021
10 Ways to Defeat Discouragement

As leaders, discouragement can come at us from all directions. Income is down. Criticism is up. Piles of work are scattered all over the place. Before long, we realize we’re engulfed in a dark cloud. But here’s the deal – leaders regularly face a plethora of challenges. It’s not so much what’s happening around us […]

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July 7, 2021
How to Keep Your Hands Clean During Conflict

If you’ve been in leadership more than a month, you know that conflict comes with the territory. Churches and ministries are comprised of human beings, and “to disagree is human.” When verbal fists fly, it’s tempting to throw a few of our own and before we know it we have blood on our hands. So […]

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July 7, 2021
How to Navigate the Unknowns of Ministry

Leaders like to be in the know. After all, knowledge is power. Knowledge is comforting. But knowledge isn’t always a given. There are seasons in ministry when we don’t know the path ahead because God hasn’t revealed it yet. Leading through times of uncertainty can be disconcerting. But there’s a way to walk through the […]

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June 28, 2021
How Are You Responding to God's Standing Invitation?

As leaders, hands-down the most vital relationship in our lives is with Jesus Christ. It’s also the most private, invisible, and perhaps for those reasons – easiest to shortchange. Yet, when our relationship with God is thriving, the systemic impact in our lives and leadership is unmistakable. So how are we – today, in this […]

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