Articles | July 2017

  • Hidden Habits

    Devotionals | July 31, 2017

    Being faithful in small things doesn’t come naturally to many of us. The small steps of faithfulness are often taken in private, and come with no public recognition. These small steps, these habits of the heart—solitude, time in Scripture, confession, focused and humble prayer, listening for God’s direction, obedience—shape our motivations and beliefs. They bring a smile to the heart of God, and they turn our words about leading like Jesus into a living demonstration of His transforming presence and power. How faithful are you in practicing these hidden habits of the heart?

  • Who Cares

    Devotionals | July 28, 2017

    Others may not appreciate nor understand the need for prayer, even as they are experiencing God’s answers to our prayers for them. But we who lead like Jesus remember His prayers and sacrifice for us. We know that His work in our lives is often in spite of, rather than because of, our level of comprehension and cooperation. He meets us in grace, and continues to pour out His Spirit to equip, empower, and encourage us. Thus we, too, pray for and work on behalf of those in our spheres of influence, loving and serving them in Jesus’ name.  

  • The Link of Hope

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | July 27, 2017

     Survivors of the Auschwitz holocaust say the only thing that pulled them through horrific years of torture and captivity in the German concentration camps was to hold on to hope. Our Christian hope is linked to the presence of Jesus Christ. The more aware we are of the presence of Jesus Christ, the more hopeful we will feel. We must not hesitate to ask for Jesus’ help especially when we feel distant. We can pray simple prayers like “Jesus make me aware of You.”

  • Personal Challenges

    Devotionals | July 26, 2017

    What is your greatest challenge when it comes to leading like Jesus? Is it a difficult person, an impossible situation, a seemingly unsolvable dilemma? Perhaps we find ourselves dealing with an inability to overcome discouragement, a tendency to blame others, or other manifestations of fear and pride. Scripture urges us to die to self-interest and to live by the Spirit, experiencing God’s presence and power at work in and through our lives.

  • Bob Willumsen: Confident Leadership & Decision Making

    What keeps us from taking risk

    Podcast | July 25, 2017

    Bob Willumsen spent the first 12 years of his career in the hospital industry, working his way to the position of Chief Operating Officer of a major suburban hospital. During that tenure he also served as an operations consultant, helping hospital executive teams across the country find ways to work more effectively, producing measurable results for their organizations.

  • Worthy of Worship

    Devotionals | July 24, 2017

    The words of Psalm 29 exalt God as worthy of the highest worship and honor. David’s words ring with conviction and truth, exalting God’s character and power. He ascribes power and majesty to the life-transforming power of God’s voice as it reverberates through the world. David’s words call us to worship and to exalt God above all else. This living, powerful God, David says, blesses His people with strength and peace. How do David’s words reshape your leadership perspective today?

  • Created for More

    Devotionals | July 21, 2017

    We were created to live lives far above the expectations the world imposes on us. We are free from the world’s expectations, yet we find greatness in small acts of faithfulness and integrity. Don’t settle for the lies the world feeds us about the meaning and purpose of life. We are not defined by culture’s standards or assessments. God alone defines who we are and what matters in life. Be who He created you to be, a living, breathing example of His grace and transforming power.

  • Let Patience Have It’s Perfect Work

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | July 20, 2017

    Challenges arise for every leader. Thorny circumstances can emerge in every leadership situation. The need for tolerance is ever present.

    To lead like Jesus, we need patience. It’s one of the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), which the Apostle Paul refers to as longsuffering (possibly a more realistic term).

    To lead like Jesus, we need patience

  • Transformed

    Devotionals | July 19, 2017

    Leading like Jesus is more than a textbook theory, more than a self-help approach, and far more than a results-oriented methodology. Jesus changes us, and empowers us to live for Him and be like Him. Let your life and leadership reveal the reality of His work within you.