• Leading During Change and Crisis

    Devotionals | September 11, 2015

    Leading during change and crisis calls for exceptionally careful, consistent, and clear communication. As leaders, our job is to help people face the reality of present circumstances, regardless of how challenging or desperate they may be, and then help people realize how their choices can impact the outcome. This is where our ability to communicate clearly as leaders makes a difference. It isn’t easy to communicate during crisis. Especially as the emotional climate heats up, it is vital that we use our words wisely.

  • Discovering Real Contentment

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | September 10, 2015

    We live surrounded by abundance – in goods, services, luxury, ease, and opportunities. Perhaps we don’t own everything we want, but it’s definitely there to view and covet. Regardless of what is available, are we content with what we have?

    Contentment can be defined as peaceful satisfaction.

    Where does this peaceful satisfaction come from, when we live in a world that’s always striving for more?

    Contentment begins in a pure heart that exalts God only.

  • Great Pressure

    Devotionals | September 09, 2015

    Person after person in God’s story would affirm that answering God’s call can only be done by depending wholly on God Himself. Moses, Elijah, and Jeremiah had strategic roles as God’s prophets. Mary and Joseph shepherded the very Son of God. Jesus and His disciples carried the gospel to a hostile world. All encountered great opposition. All are remembered today as faithfully representing God under great pressure. When pressure mounts in your life, put God first and allow Him to accomplish His purposes through you.

  • Life-affirming Relationships

    Devotionals | September 07, 2015

    Each season of the year brings opportunities to connect with family members and friends. Vacations, holidays, or simply day-to-day activities and weekends allow us to enjoy time with those close to us. Strong, healthy relationships allow trust to flourish, and trusting relationships create a climate that allows influence to grow. Like Jesus did with His friends and disciples, take advantage of opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Relax together. Value one another. Talk, laugh, listen, encourage, and build one another up.

  • Reflecting Reality

    Devotionals | September 04, 2015

    John’s gospel, like his letters, reflect a lifetime of knowing and serving Jesus. It is only in John’s gospel that we have the story of Jesus’ washing the disciples’ feet and Jesus’ prayer as He prepared for the cross. The depth of John’s insight and simplicity of his writing show that he has internalized the message of living, loving, and leading like Jesus. Does Jesus’ leadership perspective permeate our lives so that we, too, reveal Jesus in all we say and do?

  • Phyllis

    Back to the Basics

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | September 02, 2015


    As we round the corner from summer into fall, vacations are behind us and school is back in session. It’s time to get back to the basics.

    My father, who spent most of his life working bi-vocationally – as a supervisor in construction projects and also pastoring – was a master at reminding me of what was most important.

  • Uncommon Courtesy

    Devotionals | September 02, 2015

    “Please” and “thank you,” “I’m sorry” and “you’re welcome” are common phrases that we teach children. Spoken from a sincere heart, these simple words have great power to build trusting relationships. How often do these words come from our lips throughout the day? Too often, we can begin to presume that we are owed the service of others, that they should simply know what we want, that we don’t need to express appreciation for little things, or that they should simply understand when we are distracted or irritable. Common courtesy is often uncommon today.  

  • Bob Pike: Trainer in the Congo

    News | September 01, 2015

    He’s believed in the heart behind Lead Like Jesus since its conception, and in June, Bob Pike risked a yellow fever vaccination to take that heart overseas.

    Bob laughs that his wife wasn’t always the biggest fan of a trip to the Congo for someone his age. “But I knew this was what the Lord wanted me to do.”

  • Nearly 2,000 pastors from 15 countries benefitted from Lead Like Jesus training during the annual International Pastors Conference held in Uyo, Nigeria on July 7-10. Participants learned how to increase their personal and organizational influence through the Encounter leadership workshop, facilitated by LLJ Chief International Officer Jim Montgomery.

    “The LLJ Encounter part of the conference was well appreciated,” says Mike Okuneye, Lead Like Jesus’ national representative for Nigeria.

  • Through a blossoming relationship between the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network/BCMD and Lead Like Jesus, churches surrounding the U.S. capital are being trained and equipped to increase their lasting impact.

    As the network’s Team Strategist for Church Strengthening, Randy Millwood (Columbia, Maryland) serves as a leadership coach. It is his role to provide leadership development environments and training opportunities for approximately 550 autonomous Baptist churches in Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.