leadership

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Why Jesus Tells Us to Forgive Without Limit

I’m going to let you in on a secret: being a Christian leader is hard. You’re called to influence those around you for the sake of Christ? This is a tall order. Know what else is hard to do? Forgive. It’s hard because sometimes forgiveness is attached to confrontation. These situations are especially hard for […]

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Fulfilling Your Purpose: How “The Call” Can Clarify Your Focus

As a young girl, I innately sensed that I was called. To what? I didn’t know. High school graduation arrived and with it, the time to choose a career path. So many tears were shed as I pleaded with God – what do You want me to do? I felt unsettled choosing a secular education to […]

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El Negocio de la Adoración: Por qué la Administración de la Iglesia no es Aburrida

Pocas cosas valen la pena para embalar cuatro niños menores de 10 años en un vehículo y conducir 2,058 millas a través del país… y luego de regreso. Sorprendentemente, para mi familia, cuatro días fascinantes de – espéralo – sesiones de negocios de la iglesia acaba de pasar a ser una de esas cosas. Tenemos […]

Por Qué la Confesión es Imprescindible para los Seguidores de Cristo

Todos hemos oído decir: La confesión es buena para el alma.  Una de las más poderosas lecciones que he aprendido como cristiano es cuán cierto es este dicho. La confesión es una fuente de gran sanidad y libertad. Todos los cristianos, sea que tengan títulos oficiales o no, han sido re-creados por Jesús para liderar […]

Why Confession is a Must for Christ-Followers

We’ve all heard the saying: Confession is good for the soul. One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned as a Christian is how true this saying is. Confession is a source of great healing and freedom. All Christians, whether they have official titles or not, have been re-created by Jesus to lead in their […]

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6 Reasons I’m Excited to be a Millennial Christian

The millennium had barely turned when I first became acquainted with the labels that would define my generational identity. As researchers looked at the culture that had shaped us and hypothesized about how we would collectively respond to and shape our environments as we grew into adulthood, I found myself both fascinated and enthralled by what […]

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How Conflict Can be a Good Thing

Conflict is the key ingredient to every compelling story. Without it, there’s no plot. This ingredient captivates the audience’s attention. The more impossible the situation, the more difficult it is to put the book down or turn the movie off. Why is this so? Human curiosity? Our tendency to relate with the protagonist? Or maybe […]

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Recovering the Lost Art of Contemplation

Are you a contemplative leader? Do you see yourself as a leader at all? If you are a follower of Christ, you have been re-created as a leader! Embracing your identity as a leader involves growing in qualities that increase your influence. One of these is qualities is contemplation. In 10 Qualities of Influential Christians, Amber Riggs writes, Christian […]

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The Business of Worship: Why Church Administration isn’t Boring

Few things are worth packing four children under the age of 10 into a vehicle and driving 2,058 miles across the country…and then back. Amazingly, for my family, four riveting days of  – wait for it – church business meetings happens to be one of them. We have this belief that church business meetings are unique – […]

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4 Ways Active Listening Increases Your Influence

Everyone wants a boss who is an active listener. These sorts are a rare commodity, but when you come by one you feel like you’ve hit the career jackpot. The active listening boss is one who invites conversation. He asks for constructive feedback. She wants to know your ideas. He cares about your personal life. […]