• Going Where God Leads

    Devotionals | January 05, 2018

    As the Christmas season draws to a close, we remember the Magi—the wise men—who followed the signs they had in order to find the newly born king. Not satisfied with the wisdom they already possessed, they pressed forward to seek greater wisdom. They journeyed to find the Christ child at great personal cost and with great humility and courage. Will our lives reflect their commitment to seeking and following the truth God has given us? How committed are you to reorienting your life and leadership journey around seeking, worshiping and following Jesus?

  • A Role to Play

    Devotionals | January 03, 2018

    Lead Like Jesus’ vision is that one day everyone everywhere will be impacted by someone who leads like Jesus. Fulfilling this God-sized vision requires humble dependence upon God, for only He can transform lives to the extent that people will be able to live, love, and lead like Jesus did. If you are reading this devotional, God has a role for you to play in serving others for the glory of God and developing them to lead like Jesus did. How will your leadership today bring this vision one step closer to reality?

  • Living into the Future

    Devotionals | January 01, 2018

    The first day of the year can hold the hope of a fresh start, a new beginning, and excitement in facing the future. Like the start of every new day, week, and month, we see time moving onward, and we sense ourselves being drawn into the future. Wherever this new year finds you, be assured that God is present, and He is inviting you to live into the future with confidence, depending on Him each step of the way. Resolve to exalt God only, and to follow Jesus step by step. This is the path to life, today and every day.

  • Looking through His Eyes

    Devotionals | December 29, 2017

    Many of us use this time of year to review how God is at work in, around, and through us. Is this your practice? What if you take some time before the end of the year to reflect on your leadership journey using questions like these: “What do you see when you look at this year through God’s eyes? How have you experienced God’s faithfulness? How is He growing you as a leader? How is He using you in your spheres of influence? What is He calling you to in the year ahead?” Who can you invite to join you in acknowledging God’s faithfulness and seeking His guidance?

  • Living and Leading in Light of the Manger

    Devotionals | December 27, 2017

    The shepherds left the manger infused with a new purpose and carrying a message of God’s promise fulfilled. Yes, they went back to their jobs as shepherds, caring for their flocks and earning a living for their families, but they were not the same people as before. They had a new assurance of whose they were and a new sense of who they were. What about us? How does the reality of the manger reshape our sense of identity and calling?

  • The Baby in the Manger

    Devotionals | December 25, 2017

    Look at the newborn infant. With Mary and Joseph, gaze upon the miraculous Son of God, Jesus (‘the Lord saves’), whose mission is to save people from their sins. Don’t rush past this moment. Don’t lose sight of the child in the midst of celebration, hardship, struggle, or daily tasks. Remember that the Creator God of the universe entered the joys and sorrows of this world so that you could be redeemed. In His name, He sends you to carry Jesus’ presence into your own world. Let this truth linger in your heart and reshape your leadership.

  • The Long-awaited Manger

    Devotionals | December 24, 2017

    Can you imagine the joy at the manger? The long-awaited and anticipated plan of God was coming to fulfillment at last! The angel spoke of “great joy for all the people” (Lk. 2:10) and then was joined by a huge number of angels praising God and proclaiming God’s glory! Christmas is the heavenly celebration of love, hope, peace, and joy breaking into the world. Christmas is the wellspring that enables us to break out of our self-serving nature and transforms us into serving leaders.

  • Drawn to the Manger

    Devotionals | December 22, 2017

    The story of God becoming one of us challenges people’s presuppositions about who God is and how people relate to God. We rightly and intuitively understand that God is greater than we are, and in our humanness, we understand the desire for greatness, to have God-like power and control over the circumstances of our lives. But do we understand the desire to serve that prompted the incarnation? How counterintuitive it is to think of the God of the universe humbly taking on human flesh as a helpless baby. Yet this is God-like greatness.

  • All Eyes on Jesus

    Devotionals | December 20, 2017

    Jesus’ original disciples had to work through the implications of His life and teachings in their lives and culture, just like we do. Sometimes they got it right, sometimes they got it wrong, and the whole time, people were watching. In Galatia, Peter’s fear-based behavior negatively influenced the behavior of other leaders and believers. Where do you need to keep your eyes on Jesus, not on other people, regardless of who they are, so your leadership points to Jesus?

  • Better Together

    Devotionals | December 18, 2017

    Scripture reveals the apostle Paul as a strong, confident, assertive leader who boldly took the gospel across cultural and ethnic boundaries throughout the Roman Empire. It also reveals Paul as a man who forged alliances and partnerships with fellow believers. His letters often contain greetings to believers and leaders with whom he partnered in ministry; many of these letters come from both Paul and one of his trusted associates. To whom do you look for accountability, clarification, advice, and support?