Articles | May 2016

  • Revealing the Heart of God

    Devotionals | May 18, 2016

    Jesus’ incarnation reveals the heart of God. It shows us the depth of God’s love and passion for the world. God gave Himself to us in Jesus, to be with us, to save us, and to give us life. In the same way, He calls us to give ourselves in return, first to Him, and then to the world in His name. How will we reveal the heart of God today?

  • A Defining Characteristic

    Devotionals | May 16, 2016

    Jesus prayed for His disciples to be sanctified by the truth, to be set apart for God’s purposes by the truth of God. What truth sets us apart as leaders? Does the reality of the living God characterize our lives? Are we daily nourished and strengthened by His truth, hearing and responding to the Word of life? Does His Spirit lead us? Do others experience the reality of God’s grace, forgiveness, and encouragement through us? Do they come to know His wisdom and His ways by our words and actions? What sets us apart from the world?

  • In 2002 Chris and Karin Conlee launched Highpoint Church in Memphis,TN,  and have been serving the Memphis community ever since. Chris and Karin also host Love Works podcast where they interview influential leaders and offer best practices for your life, ministry, and business.
    Today's podcast is part one of a 3-part podcast on normalizing conflict. Chris and Karin talk very honestly and openly about conflict being normal. They explain why it's not the absence of conflict, but how we react to it that makes all the difference in our relationships.
  • Lay It Down

    Devotionals | May 13, 2016

    What are you proudest of in life? Where do you find your security? While the world teaches us to cling to things like relationships, accomplishments, and possessions, God asks us to place them on the altar before Him. Paul shows us the way. As he laid down all that he was and had, he found more than he imagined. What does God need you to lay down?

  • Remaining Engaged in the Middle

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | May 12, 2016

    Leadership, at the beginning, is exciting because of the way it is shiny and new.  The vision has been set, and it’s easy to focus on serving as everyone reaches forward. People rally around with enthusiasm and energy. The way appears clear, and it’s exhilarating.

    And then, there’s the end.

  • God’s Grace and Our Effort

    Devotionals | May 11, 2016

    Where has God placed you? What spheres of influence has He opened up to you? What task has He placed in front of you? Opportunities come to us from God’s hand and for His purposes. Draw confidence from knowing that we are never alone as we lead in Jesus’ name. His grace is at work in and through us. Focus on exalting God only with all that we are—heart, head, hands, and habits.  

  • Megan Pacheco

    Doing the Right Thing...Even When It Hurts

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | May 10, 2016

    “It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity, you will never be one.” Zig Ziglar

    In May 2005, Andy Roddick, the top seeded U.S. tennis player, was playing a match in the Rome Masters against much lower seeded Fernando Verdasco. Fernando had already lost the first set and was about to lose the second. As Fernando served for what seemed his last opportunity to save the game, the umpire called his ball out, giving the match to Roddick. By all accounts, Andy was the winner.

  • Ever Learning

    Devotionals | May 09, 2016

    Learning to live, love, and lead like Jesus is a lifetime journey. When we get weary, He calls us back to abiding in relationship with Him. He reminds us that He is transforming us to be like Jesus. Increasingly, our hearts will beat in tune with His. We will think like Him. More and more, we will see and treat people as Jesus did, inviting them to join us on this journey. Find hope by refocusing on His promise, and on His power to complete what He has begun in you.