• Needing Encouragement

    Devotionals | June 06, 2018

    Do you need to be encouraged today? If so, you are not alone; actually, you are in good company. Even Jesus needed to be encouraged. He regularly turned to the Father in prayer and drew strength from His relationship with the Father and the Spirit. He retreated from the crowds to spend time with His disciples and friends. He not only spent time encouraging His disciples, He sought encouragement from them. Where do you turn to be encouraged?

  • The Worship of Work

    Blog | Craig McAndrews | June 05, 2018

    The first time I heard the concept of work being worship I thought it was a little strange.  Personally, I had a number of days where I worked long hours going from meeting to meeting, jumping on conference calls and solving problems without taking a single minute to pray.  There were other days where I got up before the crack of dawn to rush to the airport and spend the day visiting stores without taking any time to read my Bible.  Honestly, there were times I thought work was the exact opposite of worship and in some cases an interruption to real worship.  How can I worship God when work

  • Let Me Teach You

    Devotionals | June 04, 2018

    Jesus wants to teach us about life and leadership from God’s perspective. Much depends on our willingness to be taught. By humbling ourselves under His leadership, others will be able to see and experience Him at work in and through us. Are you willing for Jesus to teach you? Are you willing for Jesus to lead you in exalting God and serving others in His name? Remain intimately connected to Him. Allow Him to minister to you, to give you rest and to shape you in His image.

  • Living a Life of Faith

    Devotionals | June 01, 2018

    Everyone wants to be like the heroes of the faith mentioned in the "Hall of Faith" (Hebrews 11). We aspire to live lives that reveal the great work of God, lives like Abraham and Sarah lived. What we may forget is the condition for living lives of faith, having "confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Abraham and Sarah's desperate need drove them to a living trust in God's presence and promises. What are you trusting God for today? Whose example encourages you to trust God?

  • Remade and Renewed

    Devotionals | May 30, 2018

    Without Jesus’ intervention, pride and fear hold us captive. But when we invite His Spirit to begin the work of remaking and renewing us in His image, He breaks the chains that have kept us bound to self-protection and self-promotion. Don’t let the enemy’s lies drown out the good news that God bends to meet you at your point of need. Let God give You a new heart, His heart, so that You are free to serve and love in Jesus’ name.

  • Megan Pacheco

    This Is Where Most Leaders Fail

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | May 29, 2018

    “…shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” 1 Peter 5:1-4

    Football is a big part of our family’s life; hence it often provides us with leadership and life lessons.

  • Willing to Die

    Devotionals | May 28, 2018

    Jesus willingly gave His life on behalf of helpless people. Beginning with His incarnation, He repeatedly offered Himself up—at His baptism, day by day all the way to Gethsemane, culminating with his death on the cross—so that others might find eternal freedom and life. Men and women through the ages have also laid down their lives to protect and free others. Remember those who have given their lives so that you might live. Honor their sacrifice and lift up the families who mourn their loss.

  • Entrusted to Your Care

    Devotionals | May 25, 2018

    Jesus faithfully cared for those entrusted to Him by His Father. When it was time for Jesus to return to heaven, He entrusted Peter with feeding and caring for His sheep. The apostles took seriously their God-given responsibilities as leaders of the rapidly growing church. They provided heartfelt pastoral care and leadership for all the churches founded through their ministry. Who has God entrusted to your care? How has He called you to serve them? How will that influence how you interact with them today?

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    Being Fully Present

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | May 24, 2018

    “Would you like me to take that back to the kitchen and have them remove the head?”

    I warily looked down at the fish that was eying me. Of course it was dead… and also beautifully prepared, by the way. But this “whole fish” concept was a bit unsettling. I quickly agreed that I’d enjoy my dinner much more if I didn’t feel I should be conversing with my entrée.