Articles | March 2021

  • True Grit

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | March 16, 2021

    Do you remember the “Old Westerns” from television and movies years ago?  People seemed kinder, and more civil.  The “Good Guys” wore white, and those wearing black were usually trouble.  Roy Rogers, Alan Ladd, Gary Cooper, and John Wayne epitomized men with values.  They defended those abused and exploited, tipped their hats to the ladies, and left their guns outside at church.  When facing trouble, they were determined and dedicated; they showed “True Grit.” 

  • When the Path is Long

    Devotionals | March 15, 2021

    What is your primary leadership role? Where do you need to show up each day, giving the best of your time and energy to live, love, and lead like Jesus? God is interested in every part of our lives. As we depend on Him, He will pour His strength and wisdom into us, and help us persevere.

  • An Example to Follow

    Devotionals | March 12, 2021

    People are looking for role models. They want their lives to count, to make a difference in the world. Lead Like Jesus looks to Jesus as the ultimate role model for leadership. Who has shown greater commitment to a cause than Jesus? Who has shown greater integrity than Jesus? Who has done more for others than Jesus? Who has made a bigger difference in the world than Jesus? As we follow Jesus, the Father empowers us to be living role models and make a lasting difference. Who do you model your life after?

  • Connect and Disconnect

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | March 11, 2021

    “Someone forgot to shower today!”

    The class halted our small group discussions and stared at the one person who dared say out loud what everyone else was thinking. This wasn’t the first time my high school ESL class was startled by a comment from this girl. In fact, the other girls in the class, all immigrants from Hispanic cultures couldn’t understand the bold way this young lady spoke and acted. Finally a few of them approached me one day expressing their puzzlement over this classmate who used an “unusual dialect” and behaved so strangely.

  • A Path to Restoring Trust

    Devotionals | March 10, 2021

    As men and women who want to lead like Jesus, how do we handle our mistakes? We consistently and humbly seek God's evaluation of our words and actions. We recommit to living according to His Word and by humble dependence on His Spirit. We personally acknowledge our responsibility to those who have been impacted by our wrong choices and ask for their forgiveness. We do what is needed to restore trust. As we do so, we model humility and build renewed trust with others.

  • Heart Check: Despair

    Devotionals | March 08, 2021

    The writer of Ecclesiastes leads us on a journey of evaluating the significance of life and work. Asking "What's in it for me?" leads him to despair. Despair blinds him to asking more important questions like "Whose am I? What has God called me to do? How can I exalt God through my life?" Don't let despair blind you to the presence and purposes of God. Let it drive you to seek Him and His perspective, so that you can rise to serve Him.

    So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun.—Ecclesiastes 2:20

     

  • 4 Questions to Ask when you Face Conflict

    Blog | Charles Stone | March 05, 2021

    Everybody faces conflict. It’s nothing new. From the cosmic conflict between Lucifer and God before creation to the conflicts in the early church to the conflicts Jesus often faced with the Jewish legalists, it’s a given in life. Conflict is not sin in itself, but sin can cause it and we can sin in how we respond to it. Wise leaders, however, know how to manage conflict when it comes. 4 good questions arise from Acts 15 in the account of the early church’s conflict with those who believed that non-Jews (Gentiles) could become Christians, but only after they first became Jews.

  • Peace, Be Still

    Blog | Jayson Naidoo | March 02, 2021

    As we approach 2021 and look back, reflect, learn, and move forward - let us have the peace of God in our hearts despite what is going on around us. Today - I want to encourage us to remember Who is in our boats. 

    Peace, Be Still!

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