• The Importance of Love

    Devotionals | January 24, 2018

    Love is the essence of leading like Jesus. God’s love for us, demonstrated in Jesus’ selfless coming to do for us what we could not do for ourselves, opens the way into relationship with God. As God’s love is poured out into our hearts, its selfless and redemptive power transforms us. As we practice habits that draw us closer in our relationship with God, we begin to love like He loves, to lay down our lives in pursuit of His priorities and the people He loves. Let love lead you to selflessly lead like Jesus today.

  • Live Rightly and Well

    Blog | Karen McGuire | January 23, 2018

    I have heard of an unusual number of deaths recently – young and old. Family and friends scurry around to discover the best way to say who this person was to those that matter. In obituaries, tributes, conversations, people describe who this person was to them. Sometimes those memories are painful or difficult; sometimes it’s relief after a long illness or debilitating disease. Regardless, these situations are always sad on some level.

  • Encouragement

    Devotionals | January 22, 2018

    Have you ever stopped to consider the importance of encouragement, the act of coming alongside another person? This is what the Spirit does for us as He breathes new life, hope, comfort, and guidance into our lives. This is who we are called to be, leaders who serve people by coming alongside them to help them according to their needs. Sometimes our encouragement is tangible and practical, other times it comes through words and presence. Everyone everywhere needs encouragement. Where do you need God’s encouragement? Who will you come alongside today in Jesus’ name?

  • Accountability in the workplace

    Holding your leader accountable

    Q&A | January 19, 2018

    I need tips on how to hold the "BOSS" accountable. Not morally, but just making sure that he is taking care of his part of the day to day business. Many times, I feel like I am dragging him along and am having to backtrack and check up on him.


    When you google accountability in the workplace, most of the search results pull up tips and suggestions for leaders on how to keep those they lead accountable.

  • What’s Next

    Devotionals | January 19, 2018

    “What’s next?” It’s a question we’re all familiar with. We often ask it in pursuit of achieving a goal or with a sense of accomplishment in completing a task. Conversely, it may come from a sense of confusion, failure or hopelessness. The answer may be readily apparent, or it may require reflection and critical thinking. As you pursue the answer to your ‘what’s next’ question, seek God’s perspective so that you can move forward with confidence. Where are you asking God for direction?

  • Opposition

    Devotionals | January 17, 2018

    We all face opposition in our leadership at times, just as Jesus faced opposition to His leadership. But God gives us His Word and Spirit to meet the challenges, and Jesus’ example shows us the way forward. His responses to opposition range from silence to rebuke, exhortation, correction, redirection and witness as He persevered under pressure. Seek God’s guidance when you face opposition, and focus on exalting Him only.

  • Refreshed in the Lord

    Devotionals | January 15, 2018

    David often refreshed himself in the Lord, as did the prophets and Jesus Himself. Christians throughout the ages, those who faced ongoing social rejection and persecution, did the same. All of them called upon God to renew their spirits and show Himself strong on their behalf. Where do you need God to renew you and show Himself strong on behalf of you and others?

  • Eyes on God

    Devotionals | January 12, 2018

    As leaders, we are called to look with clear eyes at the reality before us. Sometimes what we see feels overwhelming, and we realize that without God’s intervention the outlook is bleak. Such clarity can lead to personal discouragement at a time when others need us to help them find the way forward. But God does not call us to face the present or the future alone. He calls us to keep our eyes on Him as He personally cares for, leads, serves, and carries us into the future.