Entries Categorized as 'Leadership Blog'

7 Ways to Refocus for the New Year!

Date December 29, 2014

  For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:19–21) If we are going to be able to say and believe a statement like this – when we are imprisoned in circumstances that we do not desire – what can we do to have such confidence? 7 Ways to Refocus for the New Year! Here’s […]

Clean Up Your Trash!

Date September 5, 2012

“Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1, HCSB)   Leadership for Jesus Christ is first, and foremost, a responsibility to imitate the Lord Himself. One of the keys to Biblically effective leadership is a life of purity. Just as we would not live with rotting garbage in our living rooms, so, too, […]

8 Focal Points of Being On Mission

Date August 29, 2012

God’s dream for us is a dream … to become the hands and feet of Jesus in our neighborhoods: Actually knowing who our neighbors are, Sincerely caring about what happens in their lives, Immediately coming to their rescue when life falls apart all around them. In the book of Acts, the original Spiritual First Responders […]

Imitating God’s 6 Actions With a Lost Sheep!

Date August 22, 2012

Have you ever lost your keys? Does it drive you as crazy as it used to drive me? You know how it is – you turn the house upside down. In the couch, throwing cushions, looking everywhere – frantic to find those keys! Why? Because they are important! So what do we do as Spiritual […]

6 Ways Love Responds to Another’s Cry!

Date August 15, 2012

When we consider the enormity of Jesus command in the Great Commission, we are staggered by it: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And […]

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Date August 8, 2012

Today I want to make a confession. Today I want to tell you the one command of God I neglect to obey the most. Would you like to hear what it is? “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39) You see, I simply have chosen to ignore my neighbors almost all of my Christian life. […]

God’s 6 Expectations of a Leader Transitioning Into A New Ministry

Date August 1, 2012

“With God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37 (NKJ) Since, “NOTHING will be impossible,” it only stands to reason we need to think “God-sized thoughts!” Leaders are to lead in this area more than any other area! Small thinking has captured the American Church for years. As a result of prayerless leadership, many have shrunk […]

When Lust Ruins Your Life!

Date July 25, 2012

Artwork Credit: positive-parents.org “For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. Against You—You alone—I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight. So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge.” (Psalm 51:3–4, HCSB)  If you are at all familiar with the stories […]

When Depression Falls On the Child of God – Part 2

Date July 18, 2012

Photo Credit: carroll.edu “Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me?” (Psalm 43:5, HCSB) We return to the anathema subject of depression in the Christian today because the Bible addresses the reality that many suffer from it, even those whose lives are focused on the worship of Almighty God. While some misguided and […]

When Depression Falls On the Child of God

Date July 11, 2012

“Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me?” (Psalm 42:5, HCSB) There seems to be a stigma to those Christ-followers who profess some sort of sadness of soul these days. Critics scorn them with pious platitudes like, “How can you be sad when God is so great?” But such ridicule is more theoretical […]