Articles | April 2020

  • 7 Questions Leaders Are Asking

    Podcast | April 16, 2020

    These are unprecedented times. Leaders globally are looking for wisdom, answers, and encouragement on how to navigate this new normal we all find ourselves in. We have received questions that reflect leadership challenges posed by this new reality. In this Videocast three co-authors of Lead Like Jesus Revisited, Phyllis Hendry Halverson, Ken Blanchard, and Phil Hodges address seven questions that will help leaders around the globe navigate and respond to today's challenges.

  • Jehovah Rapha

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | April 16, 2020

    “You have cancer,” announced Dr. Du. Immediately, my senses went numb and the room began to spin. As the harsh reality set in, my mind reeled, Cancer, me? How could that be, there’s no cancer in my family. I looked across the doctor’s office at my husband, Paul. I said, “This is really bad.” I remembered Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” And then I made a choice—to give God more attention than the cancer.

  • Trust in Him

    Devotionals | April 15, 2020

    Life offers constant opportunities to lead like Jesus. Each new day, week, and hour is filled with choices to trust—and submit to—Him. As we humbly choose to place ourselves in His hands, He will weave our lives into His overarching plan. He will be exalted, and we will find wisdom, strength, healing and God-based confidence. Which of these are you trusting Him for today?

  • Freed and Empowered

    Devotionals | April 14, 2020

    Jesus’ self-sacrifice on the cross reveals the self-giving, unconditional love of God for all the world to see. Jesus’ resurrection reveals the vitality and power of this new life we live. Every time we recall and retell the events of this holiest of weeks, we exalt God. His resurrection empowers us to extend His love, grace, forgiveness, and encouragement to others. Jesus’ death and resurrection sets us free from sin and death so we can love, live, and lead like Jesus!

  • Is It Possible to Thank God Too Much?

    Blog | Paul Swamidass | April 14, 2020

    Give thanks always 

    In the first chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul addresses the sinfulness of people, who failed to glorify God and failed to thank Him: 

    “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Romans 1:21). 

    “They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice” (Romans 1: 29). 

  • Light of Life

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | April 09, 2020

    “This is the place where the Lord Jesus was born.”

    “This is the place where they crucified the Lord Jesus.”

    “And this is the place where they laid the body of the Lord Jesus.”

    Our guide, Ruthie, consistently referred to Jesus as “the Lord” all through our visit to Israel. Yet I knew she wasn’t a believer. She had her “degree in Christianity,” but she wasn’t a Christian. She was certainly knowledgeable about the life and times of Jesus, but there was no spark of faith in her.

  • Grounded

    Devotionals | April 06, 2020

    As we continue in these challenging days, please enjoy the devotional message from our President/CEO, Phyllis Hendry Halverson.

  • Called Out

    Devotionals | April 06, 2020

    During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we want to embrace social connection. We pray you’ll be encouraged by hearing the devotional message from our President/CEO, Phyllis Hendry Halverson.