Articles | February 2016

  • Thinking Ahead

    Devotionals | February 17, 2016

    Prayerfully thinking ahead marked Jesus’ mission. Whether it was resisting temptation, ministering to others, or developing leaders, He lived in light of God’s call on His life. Likewise, God urges us to seek His perspective on the work He has called us to do. With our mission, vision, and values in place, we are better equipped to stay focused in challenging times. When unexpected change comes, we are better able to revise plans and respond ‘in the moment.’ Where do you need to prayerfully think ahead today?

  • First Say Yes

    Devotionals | February 15, 2016

    How much does your relationship with God shape your life? Saying yes to God and yielding to Him as our ultimate authority is the defining ‘yes’ that overshadows and permeates every aspect of life. Jesus’ ‘yes’ to God led Him to say yes to God’s will, even as it led Him to say no to Satan and the things of this world. Like Jesus, our ‘yes’ to God supersedes all other requests or demands. Leading like Jesus means that we yield like Jesus, saying ‘yes’ to the One who loves us more than life itself.

  • Phil Cooke: Leading With Your Talent

    Podcast | February 12, 2016

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    Phil Cooke is an internationally known writer and speaker, as well as a Co-Founder and President of Cook Pictures. He is an author of One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do, which was among top five business books in 2012. Phil's creative work includes working with Billy Graham, Joyce Myers, Hillsong and many others.
     
  • Love Without Limits

    Devotionals | February 12, 2016

    God’s love knows no limits. His love far exceeds the greatest love this world can offer. Why then do we so easily chase after other ‘loves’? Have we not experienced the self-sacrificial, unconditional love of God? Have we not embraced His forgiveness and salvation? Do we not think He wants the best for us? Have we allowed ourselves to be misled by the world’s standards of love? Let the love of Jesus sweep through you today, saturating your heart and soul, your head and perspective. Then let it overflow through you into the lives of others.

  • Start with Your Heart: A Gift for Your Spouse This Valentine’s Day

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | February 11, 2016

    In September 2015, a few dozen leaders gathered in Atlanta, Georgia and talked about their hearts. No, they weren’t talking about the muscle in their chest that pumps blood. They spent a half-day together experiencing Lead Like Jesus' new The Heart of the Leader workshop, exploring what a healthy spiritual heart feels and looks like.

  • Storing Up Treasure

    Devotionals | February 10, 2016

    Psalm 1 extols the benefits of consistently meditating on God’s law, as does Psalm 119. Proverbs compares the wisdom God gives with silver, gold, and precious gems. As we meditate on God’s Word, His truth and wisdom begin to permeate our thoughts and shape our leadership perspective. Our minds are transformed with the same truth that shaped the character and ministry of Jesus. What kind of treasure do you store up in your mind? How much does God’s Word shape your perspective and influence your decision-making?

  • Learning to Rest

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | February 09, 2016

    So much to do, so little time!

    Each evening, some of us lay our heads on our pillows and attempt to sleep guilt-free as we leave an unfinished to-do list. No wonder we have insomnia! It is most difficult to live from a place of resting in God.

  • The Folly of Self-Confidence

    Devotionals | February 08, 2016

    Self-confidence provides a weak basis for leadership. The truth is that we are all still learning and growing as leaders. We are being transformed, but we are still in process. We are human; therefore, we are prone to make mistakes. The five-letter word for self-confidence is pride. Its opposite is humility, humility that leads to confidence in God. Even Jesus chose not to live in self-confidence. If we want to be like Jesus, we will follow the path of choosing humility and God-confidence in all our ways.

  • Clifton Lambreth: Decisions Determine Destiny

    Podcast | February 05, 2016

    Clifton Lambreth is an incredible Jesus-like leader who comes with wealth of leadership experience. Clifton spent 26 years working for the Ford Motor Company and was part of the team responsible for Ford's turnaround after its $12.7 billion loss in 2006. Currently Clifton serves as the Founder/CEO of Daniel Bradley Matthews Inc., providing strategic business and marketing consulting services. In today's podcast we'll discover great insights about narrowing our focus, the importance of small daily steps, and about making common sense common practice.

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