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November 8, 2021
PAID RETREAT DAYS FOR YOUR STAFF

As relentless as leadership demands are, wise leaders follow Jesus’ example of “walking away from it all” to be with their Father. Whether it’s several days at the beginning or end of the year, a day each quarter, or something else – a rhythm of spiritual refueling and retooling is vital to healthy leadership. Let’s […]

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October 25, 2021
5 DANGERS OF OVER-PREPARING

Preparing for the next big event is a given for leaders. Whether it’s a department meeting, a staff gathering, or a workshop at a conference – something is always right around the corner. Leaders strive for excellence, but striving can lead to over-preparing. And too much preparation can be counterproductive. Let’s find out why. Years […]

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October 4, 2021
WHY LEADERS SHOULD PLAY

We’ve all heard the adage, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” The meaning is obvious. Non-stop work is counterproductive and detrimental. While God certainly calls us to work, He also calls us to play. In fact He designed us that way. And He instituted it at the dawn of Creation. Genesis […]

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September 29, 2021
AN UPDATE FROM LISA

I’ve been reading John 13-17 for the past few weeks, and here’s an amazing truth the Spirit highlighted to me recently: It’s a single word from John 13:1 – “Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father.” Did you catch it? Jesus’ description of where He was […]

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September 21, 2021
WHY KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL? (Part 1 of 2)

For starters, let’s define the ball. As leaders, our minds readily go to the strategic plan or the upcoming board meeting. These aren’t bad things to focus on, but there’s something even better. Or I should say Someone. God is the “ball” we want to keep our eye on and be postured toward. I’ll unpack […]

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September 11, 2021
HOW TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL (Part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of this series, we discussed why Jesus is the most important “ball” for leaders to keep our eyes on. Let’s talk about how to do that day by day. As we do, we’ll move toward the relational oneness Jesus invites us into in John 17 (see Malcolm Webber’s 3-minute teaching). A Tale […]

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August 23, 2021
Have You Fallen into "Bookend Prayer"? (part 1 of 2)

We’re all guilty of it. In the fast-paced world of leadership, there’s plenty to do and not plenty of time. We know we need God’s wisdom, so we fire off a prayer and charge into our project without waiting for His response. When the task is complete, we pray again, asking God to bless our […]

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July 20, 2021
10 Why's and How's to Honor God at Work

Most Christian leaders would say our deepest desire is to bring glory to God. We strive to do so in the general way we lead our organizations and live our lives. But in the crush of deadlines and the press of responsibilities, honoring God isn’t an everyday occurrence at work. It takes intentionality to honor […]

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