Articles | April 2021

  • God Wants You to Know

    Devotionals | April 30, 2021

    Does it strike you as odd that God chooses to communicate to the extent that He does? Perhaps our human experience with isolated and insulated leaders keeps us from taking advantage of our free access to God and His wisdom. God has made Himself accessible to each one of us, both through Scripture, where we can see Him at work and learn about His character and perspective, and through His Spirit, who lives within us, personally communicating with us. What does God want to communicate to you today? Are you listening?

  • A Life-changing Encounter: Peter

    Devotionals | April 28, 2021

    Can you imagine what Peter's life would have been like if he had not followed Jesus? What if he had stopped following Jesus at the point of denying Him? What if he had not come to the end of himself, realizing that he could not follow Jesus in his own strength? What if he had not accepted Jesus' forgiveness and re-commissioning? What if he had not allowed the Spirit to enlarge his understanding of who could be part of the kingdom? Don't stop short of all that God wants to teach you in leading like Jesus!

  • Working for A Fresh Start

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | April 27, 2021

    Easter morning!  The sunrise brings the promise of a new day.  We gather to share our faith and lift our voices in song.  We believe that better things are yet to come.  Although we often fall short, we seek to reset our behaviors, thoughts, and actions to align with the example and leadership provided by Jesus.   We celebrate the resurrection.  Our joyfulness so profound, perhaps overwhelming, that we can easily forget that Easter is also a time for fresh starts. 

  • A Sacred Trust

    Devotionals | April 26, 2021

    How would you approach your leadership responsibilities differently if you saw them as God-given? Would you spend more time praying about the decisions and interactions of each day? Would you treat people differently? Would you be more ethical in your dealings? What difference does it make to consider that God has placed you where you are as His representative? Your leadership point of view influences your vision, mission, and values, and ultimately your actions and attitude. Let God transform your perspective today.

  • Leaders Are Learners

    Devotionals | April 23, 2021

    "Leaders are learners," we hear constantly. Learning is a matter of acquiring new insight and expertise by seeking out knowledge and putting it into practice appropriately. We can learn through consulting experts and through reflecting on life experience. Where do you need to grow? Do you need to increase your knowledge base or hone your job-related skills? Do you need to improve your relational or leadership ability? We are learning to lead like Jesus, not for our own sake, but for the benefit of those we serve and the kingdom of God.

  • The Difference God Makes

    Devotionals | April 21, 2021

    God's ability to make a difference in us doesn't simply end with us. Ever-widening spheres of influence are created through one changed life. God is increasingly honored and exalted as He transforms our perspective on leadership, increases the trust factor in our relationships, builds community around a common purpose, and creates a different culture. Let Him use you today.

  • It Isn’t About Giving In

    Devotionals | April 19, 2021

    To those who would say that choosing to serve others means giving in to anything they want, we need only point to how Jesus responded to James's and John's mother. She did not know what she was asking, but Jesus did. He knew that she (and the other disciples) understood leadership to be about power and prestige. He took advantage of her request to model and clarify that Jesus-like leadership is about serving others.  How can you leverage misunderstanding and teach others about leadership from Jesus' perspective today?

  • The Road to Exaltation

    Devotionals | April 16, 2021

    There is a longing to succeed within all of us, a desire to accomplish the dreams and visions God gives us. The accomplishment of great things comes from faithfully doing what is in front of us each step along the way. Where do you need to run with perseverance?

  • How to Tell Yourself the Truth

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | April 15, 2021

    “I just don’t feel like doing it.” And so I did absolutely nothing on day one. I stayed in bed all day. Day two – I felt the same. Not only was I unproductive, I was discouraged and I was overwhelmed with anxiety. Days melted into weeks, weeks into months, before I knew it, six months was lost. I was stuck. I didn’t know how to get out of the pit. I didn’t think I deserved to be forgiven. I felt unforgiven, unloved, and ashamed; I felt unworthy and condemned. These lies Satan fed me prevented me from believing God’s truth about myself.

  • The Difference Prayer Makes

    Devotionals | April 14, 2021

    As leaders, we know the importance of having others pray for us. We know how we need wisdom, encouragement, and endurance to run the race God has set before us. Do we, in turn, pray for those around us and over us? What difference might it make in their leadership if we faithfully pray for them?