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  • 10 Things You Should Know about Leadership

    by Daniel Montgomery
    This is a guest post by Daniel Montgomery and Jared Kennedy, author of Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life, in collaboration with Justin Karl and Nathan Campbell. The following article was taken from; used with permission. 1. Leaders Listen Seek to hear God’s voice in order to clarify your convictions. Listen to your conscience—its longings and desires (Rom. 14:23), feel the weight ...   Read More
  • Could Your Dreams be an Opportunity You Should Pursue?

    by Dan Miller
    Your dreams may be the real beginnings of the future you want. In Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence says, "There are dreamers, but not all human beings dream equally. Some are dreamers of the night, who in the dusty recesses of their mind dream and wake in the morning to find it was just vanity. But the Dreamers of the Day are dangerous people because they act their dreams into reality with open eyes." Now there’s a clear picture. Dreamers ...   Read More
  • Handling the Hunger of Ambition

    by Clay Scroggins
    Handling the hunger of ambition is tricky for any leader. Knowing how to handle ambition as Jesus-followers is even trickier, like a high-end Sudoku puzzle. So let’s start with a simple definition. I define ambition as that strong desire we have to make something or to achieve something, even when it takes great effort, focus, and determination. It’s worth paying attention to that hunger you have because it’s not necessarily ...   Read More
  • How to Be a Godly Leader - Even When It’s Hard

    by Sarah Landrum
    When you think of the word leader, images of a person in a formal position of authority might come to mind. It’s easy to think of a government official or an executive in a company as a leader. The truth is we’re all either current leaders, or we have the capacity to lead in some area of our lives. Leading others in a positive, productive direction is a huge responsibility, but don’t let that scare you. God has given you gifts ...   Read More
  • Faith in the Workplace

    by Ronnie Floyd
    One of the greatest opportunities afforded to followers of Jesus Christ in America is the ability to live out our faith in the workplace. At least 140 million Americans regularly enter the workplace. What it Means to Live Out Your Faith in the Workplace Living out your faith in the workplace involves integrating your faith in Christ into every decision of your life, including the workplace. Taking your faith into the workplace also means you seek ...   Read More
  • 7 Common Tensions During Fast Growth or Overwhelming Change

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have been part of several organizations experiencing either exponential growth or tremendous change. In business and with a few churches, we had times of explosive growth, but also times where the speed of change was overwhelming – some of it planned, but much of it unexpected. Most of us love growth. I have learned that either times of fast growth or change both have common tensions associated with them. Here are 7 common tensions ...   Read More
  • How to Have Lasting Impact Through Your Talents

    by Guy Hatcher
    We live in a world surrounded by “over-the-top” talented and gifted people. Sometimes this reality can cause us to experience feelings of inadequacy, moments of insecurity and questions of what good enough really means and does what we have to give really matter. The answer to all is a resounding Yes. God gave you the talents and gifts you possess with purpose in mind. Have you ever noticed the joy and satisfaction that well-up from ...   Read More
  • What a Leader Does

    by Dr. James Emery White
    What is it, exactly, that a leader does? We are bombarded with directives to be leaders and lead our church, and we’re told that everything rises and falls on leadership… okay, what does that actually mean? I was once challenged to pull together a description of what being a leader actually involves on a day-in, day-out basis. I found it to be an intriguing exercise because, in truth, most leadership books talk about how to do certain ...   Read More
  • 2 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

    by Nivine Richie
    Schools are soon in session and fall small groups are preparing to launch. In classrooms across the country, people will step into leadership roles—some for the first time, others having served so many times they’ve lost count. You may not be a school teacher or a Bible study leader, but you are a leader in some area of your life. Maybe you’re a parent or grandparent. Maybe you’re a friend or mentor to ...   Read More
  • A Call for Meaning in Our Work

    by Dr. Jim Thrasher
    “Calling” for Meaning In Our Work The first job I ever wanted was to be a “garbage man,” as that is what I called it at age five. I would run out to the curb each week when the garbage truck came. The garbage man would greet me with a big smile and say, “How are you, Jimmy?” It was exceedingly apparent that this man had a positive attitude while performing what most would call a smelly, repetitive, and ...   Read More