• Juggling

    Devotionals | February 12, 2020

    In contrast to Jesus’ purposeful movement through life, many of us live like jugglers who are trying to keep too many balls in the air. Being busy defines our days. We move between family, work, church, and community activities with scarcely time to breathe. In the mix, Sabbath and solitude often get lost. “Later,” we think, only to find that we have worn ourselves out with all our coming and going. What about you? Is your relationship with God the top priority in your life, or just one part of your life?

  • No Cause for Pride

    Devotionals | February 10, 2020

    All that we are and all that we have comes from God. From our innate character traits to personal strengths, skillsets, and resources, God is the giver and we are the recipients. The human tendency is to forget that we are not self-made, to edge God out, and to make ourselves the masters of our own existence. The start of leading like Jesus begins with acknowledging that we not our own.

    Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. —Psalm 100:3

  • The Gift of Correction

    Devotionals | February 07, 2020

    Correction doesn’t always feel like a gift. Given in the wrong attitude, it can shame and dishonor people. But when correction is given with concern for others and in pursuit of mutual goals, it helps us avoid errors, correct mistakes, and improve results and relationships. To put it into perspective, how many of us have benefited personally from God’s loving correction? He is direct yet compassionate, motivated by love, and always solution oriented. How can we transfer those lessons into our leadership?

  • Megan Pacheco

    Managing Millennials & Surviving Boomer Bosses

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | February 06, 2020

    You’re probably thinking – is this even possible?

    Is it possible to manage entitled, spoiled and lazy Millennials? Can anyone survive narcissistic, micromanaging and ego-driven Boomer bosses? 

    With so many stereotypes, research papers and anecdotal evidence about each generation, it's hard to make sense of the generational gap in the workplace today.

    Are the stereotypes real? Can we brand every individual by these generational stereotypes?

  • Look Around

    Devotionals | February 05, 2020

    Being used by God to positively influence those around us begins with seeing the opportunities He places in front of us. This starts with paying attention to other people, and not just ourselves. Turn your cares over to God, and trust Him to work in your life, then look around you. Is there someone who seems burdened and in need of encouragement, someone whom others overlook? Ask God to show you how you can encourage someone else today.

    When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. —Matthew 9:36

  • Love and Loyalty

    Devotionals | February 03, 2020

    Among all the virtues and values, love and loyalty stand the test of time. Who does not long for love? Who among us does not wish for a loyal friend? In Jesus, we have experienced the ultimate love and loyalty. As a result, our lives are being changed day-by-day. Jesus promises that He will never leave us, never abandon us, never forsake us. How are you different as a leader because you know Jesus?

  • An Endless Supply

    Devotionals | January 31, 2020

    What do you need today in order to lead like Jesus? Wisdom, grace, understanding, compassion, courage, confidence, humility, strength, patience, encouragement? Jesus found all that He needed in His Father. In relationship with the Father, Jesus could freely pour out His need in prayer, knowing that He was being heard and that His Father would answer out of His unending goodness and love. We can have that same confidence. The Father is a trustworthy confidante, and He is more than willing to lead us as we look to Him.

  • The Truth Will Set You Free

    Blog | Kim Rider | January 30, 2020

    How many times has someone lied to you? Your kids? Family? Friends? When my kids were smaller, it was fun to ask a question (to which I already knew the answer) and see how they would answer it. If there was any thought they might get into trouble they would give an untruthful answer. Then I would ask another question and they would build on their untruthful answer from the prior question. On and on, one lie after another, to cover their mistake. 

  • A Needed Transfusion

    Devotionals | January 29, 2020

    The temptation to live our lives in our own strength is always before us, just as it was for Jesus. Yet Jesus consciously chose to live life in dependence on the Holy Spirit and according to what He saw the Father doing. He offers us the opportunity to exchange our lives for His, to be made new, to let Him live within us. What difference would it make to your interactions with others to accept His offer today?