• Taking Things in Stride

    Devotionals | October 15, 2021

    Our world is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. Just as Jesus came into the world because we needed a Savior, God sends us into situations because people still need to see Jesus’ example and hear His wisdom. He calls us to leadership roles because He needs someone to represent Jesus, especially when the challenges come. When difficulties arise, how will you reflect Jesus' example of servant leadership to those around you?

  • Spiritual Power and Authority

    Devotionals | October 13, 2021

    Trying to lead in your own power and authority will never achieve God's results. God's purposes are birthed through prayer and listening to His voice, and lived out in humble dependence and obedience. His work is accomplished through Spirit-led servant leaders who live in daily awareness of Jesus' presence and commands. Whose power and authority guides your life today?

  • Show Me Your Way

    Devotionals | October 11, 2021

    How did Jesus do it, dealing with fallen people every day, training slow-learning disciples (like you and me), combatting leaders who were set in their ways, and wrestling against spiritual opposition? How did He manage to reflect the truth, grace, love and compassion of God through His life in spite of the obstacles in front of Him? When we get discouraged, we can always look to Him and His example. What can you emulate from His approach to life that will strengthen you in the midst of challenges?

  • Ready or Not, Here I Come

    Devotionals | October 08, 2021

    There are times when opportunities to serve are suddenly thrust upon us. We may not feel ready for them; yet God isn’t obligated to ask our permission or opinion about who or how He wants us to serve. He reserves the right to change our situations any time He wants to in order to accomplish His purposes. What unexpected opportunities is God placing in front of you? How will you respond? Are you ready to say “yes”?

    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”—Isaiah 6:8

  • Prayer

    Devotionals | October 06, 2021

    What does your prayer life reveal about your leadership? Are you spending time talking with God about your heart, head, hands and habits? Do you trust your own ability to influence others, or are you seeking to align yourself with what God wants for them? Are you bringing people and their challenges before God, asking for Him to move in their lives and situations? Take time to pray today.

    But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.—Matthew 6:6

  • Not So With You

    Devotionals | October 04, 2021

    Jesus' words regarding how His followers are to lead are clear and unequivocal. We are not to copy the world's leadership pattern of exercising power and authority for our own benefit. There is to be a clear-cut difference between how servant leaders and self-serving leaders approach influencing others. How will this difference be evident in your leadership today?

  • Living As If

    Devotionals | October 01, 2021

    The early disciples lived life with an awareness of being caught up in God's purpose for the world. What does it mean for you to live today in light of God's purpose? As if every person you encounter is valuable to God. As if your interaction with people holds the potential to demonstrate the reality of a living, personal God who cares about them. As if God were orchestrating events to bring about His purposes in this time and place. What difference would this make?

  • Listen!

    Devotionals | September 29, 2021

    How often do you find yourself listening during the day? Not just hearing words or noise, but actually listening. Listening to what people are saying and listening to God. Jesus frequently included a call to hear in His parables. What He was saying was, "Stop, pay attention, listen, understand and respond!" When you take time to listen, you take a giant step toward becoming a servant leader.

    "Whoever has ears, let them hear."—Matthew 13:9

  • Like You

    Devotionals | September 27, 2021

    What would the world look like today if every person followed your example? What if the words they spoke carried the same tone and message as yours? What if their responses echoed your responses? What if their actions mimicked your actions? Would people look more like Jesus? Would relationships reflect His forgiveness and compassion? Would the world be any different?

    I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.—John 13:15

  • Impossible Situations

    Devotionals | September 24, 2021

    Some days it can seem impossible to see how God can possibly transform the situations around us. Yet situations are shaped by the choices and responses of the people involved in them. When we focus on being Christ-like servant leaders, God can use us to influence people, and consequently situations. What difference does God want to make, not in your situation or those around you, but in you today?

    Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.—3 John 1:11