Articles | May 2015

  • One of the most influential Christian leaders in Indonesia is helping open new doors for reaching the island nation with the life-transforming leadership of Jesus.

    Pak Suhandoko Wirhaspati, pastor and chairman of Gereja Bethel Indonesia (GBI), sees the benefits of structuring his organization around the concept of Jesus-demonstrated leadership.

  • 20/20 Vision

    Devotionals | May 29, 2015

    As leaders, people around us depend on us to have excellent vision. They depend on us to know where we are taking them and how to get there. To see accurately, we need to need to see at macro and micro levels. We need to see the vision and the larger context within which we are pursuing our goal, the culture, the historical setting, and future trends. We need to see our people clearly, to know their strengths and weaknesses, their developmental level and best fit within the organization. Where do you need God to sharpen your vision?

  • Words of Hope

    Devotionals | May 27, 2015

    What kind of words cause you to rise to a challenge? The exact words may differ from person to person, but typically they can be categorized as words of hope, encouragement and belief. When we hear trusted friends and associates verbalize their faith in us, those words continue to ring deeply in the well of our souls. They echo back to us long past the moment when they were uttered, becoming a source of ongoing encouragement and motivation. Jesus believes in you today; let His voice drown out the voice of discouragement with words of hope. Take courage and be strong!

  • The people of Uyo, Nigeria are becoming familiar with the leadership side of their Savior.

    From youth to parents and from business leaders to ministry leaders, Nigerians in the Southeast region of this African nation are being presented with the opportunity to attend Ignite conferences and Encounters.

    During one May weekend, 2,300 high school students from four public schools local to Uyo were taken through Lead Like Jesus’ resource for young leaders: Ignite.

  • Carried by Friends

    Devotionals | May 25, 2015

    There may be times when we sense that the task before us is too great for the resources available to us. We may realize that God is our only hope, but we can’t seem to find it in ourselves to pray or to believe that He is hearing our prayers. If you find yourself facing such a time, let the story of the paralytic carried by friends into the presence of Jesus inspire you. Call together trusted friends and ask them to come alongside you, seeking God’s intervention on your behalf.

  • Empowered by the Spirit

    Devotionals | May 22, 2015

    Pentecost marks the coming of the Holy Spirit to empower Jesus’ disciples to fulfill the commission He had given them. On that day, Peter and the disciples, commissioned by Jesus and anointed by the Holy Spirit, stepped into leadership roles in the newly formed and rapidly growing church. We are part of that church today, in part because they were willing to accept the leadership responsibilities given to them by God. How does believing that God has placed you in your present leadership roles change your perspective on how to lead today?

  • Megan Pacheco

    Enabler or Inhibitor? Which side are you on?

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | May 21, 2015

    When it comes to the success of those you influence, are you an enabler or an inhibitor?

    At first glance, most of us would say: “Why, of course I’m an enabler!” Who, after all, would consciously choose to be an inhibitor? Yet, if outsiders were to take a quick look at the way our teams behave and perform, they would probably put many of us into the inhibitor bucket.

  • What a Privilege!

    Devotionals | May 20, 2015

    What a privilege to be a child of God, a partner with Him in His work in the world, a follower and friend of Jesus His Son. What a privilege to know the fellowship of His Spirit, of His people, of trusted spiritual mentors and friends. What a privilege to hold His Word in our hands, to meditate on His truth, to have a firm foundation for life. What a privilege to be able to talk with the God of the Universe, to know He hears and answers when we seek Him. What a privilege to be able to model our lives and leadership after the One in whom there is no falsehood, no error, no missteps.

  • When We Are Weary

    Devotionals | May 18, 2015

    Scripture is full of examples of perseverance under pressure and of exhortations to keep going when the journey is hard. Jesus dealt with constant opposition, and His earliest followers faced the antagonism of the entire Roman Empire as well as the Jewish religious culture. Jesus-like values and leadership principles stand in opposition to a world system that is focused on self-protection and self-promotion. Yet, we are called to a higher standard than living for the here-and-now. Let us keep our eyes on God's approval and keep going!