• Grace upon Grace

    Devotionals | May 04, 2016

    None of us is immune from making mistakes in life. So how do we respond when we make a mistake? Do we defend ourselves? Do we blame others? Do we hurry to cover it up so that others will not know? Pride and fear cause us to focus on failure, while humility and confidence allow us to accept God’s forgiving grace and to make amends as needed. How we handle personal failure will shape how we respond to others when they make mistakes (as they inevitably will). Where do you need to receive God’s forgiveness and grace? To whom will you extend that same forgiveness and grace?

  • Heather Day

    7 Deadly Phrases that Kill Collaboration

    Blog | Heather Day | May 03, 2016

    Collaboration. It seems like a brilliant approach to life and business … until you realize it entails working with other people.

    If you’re anything like me – and I like to assume that everyone is – life would be so much simpler if you could just get your work done without having to navigate all the scheduling, political and relational complexities of functioning within a team. Because collaboration is hard. Really hard.

    Yes, “they” say collaboration is a good thing, but is it really worth all the headaches?

  • Unless the Lord

    Devotionals | May 02, 2016

    God calls us to lives of complete surrender to His will and His way. No sphere of life is to be excluded. Each dream and vision, every task and conversation, every relationship is included in His call. The temptation to live and lead in our own strength will always be with us. Yet Solomon reminds us that success comes not from human effort, but from the Lord’s leading the way. Where are you tempted to exclude the Lord from your life and leadership? Invite Him to have His way and to lead the way so that your efforts are not in vain.

  • The Gate to Transformation

    Devotionals | April 29, 2016

    How many of us would say that we are living the lives Jesus calls and invites us to live? How many of us would say that we are the people we want to be, the leaders He wants us to be? Before getting overwhelmed with how far we want to go, let’s shrink the boundary and focus on today. What does following Him today look like? Ask Him to give you His perspective on how to live and lead today as one who follows Him.

  • In God We Trust

    Blog | Karen McGuire | April 28, 2016

    In God We Trust.

    These words are listed as the official motto of the United States, though not without debate – and certainly not without controversy. It appears on most of our money, both coin and paper. It was originally chosen to replace “E pluribus unum” or “Out of many, one.” It is reflected in music, poetry, writings, etc.

    What does it mean?

  • Take Heart

    Devotionals | April 27, 2016

    Where does your confidence lie? What brings you peace during chaos? When facing difficult days, where do you find courage and strength? Scripture reveals God’s faithfulness as His people’s rock, fortress, and protection. Jesus acknowledged that His disciples would face hard times, even as He Himself was facing the cross. In the face of this reality, He called His disciples to take heart and find peace in Him. When troubles come into your life, when leadership challenges overwhelm you, turn to Him. Take heart! He knows the way forward.

  • Take Heart

    Devotionals | April 27, 2016

    Where does your confidence lie? What brings you peace during chaos? When facing difficult days, where do you find courage and strength? Scripture reveals God’s faithfulness as His people’s rock, fortress, and protection. Jesus acknowledged that His disciples would face hard times, even as He Himself was facing the cross. In the face of this reality, He called His disciples to take heart and find peace in Him. When troubles come into your life, when leadership challenges overwhelm you, turn to Him. Take heart! He knows the way forward.

  • No Man is an Island

    Communion as a Leadership Principle

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | April 26, 2016

    An Afghan proverb says; “if you think you’re leading and no one is following, then you’re only taking a walk.”

    It was never God’s intent for us to live isolated or alone. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him (Genesis 2:18).”

    It was never God’s intent for us to live isolated or alone. 

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