• Unlikely Choice

    Devotionals | October 18, 2021

    Knowing yourself as you do, what makes you an unlikely choice as a person whom God wants to use? Is it pride, fear, lack of training, questions and doubts, lack of consistency in your spiritual life? Jesus has a knack for picking people that the rest of the world overlooks and undervalues. He looks for a heart that responds to His call, a person who wants to be transformed and used for His purposes. How will your life reflect the transformational power of God to those around you?

  • Taking Things in Stride

    Devotionals | October 15, 2021

    Our world is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. Just as Jesus came into the world because we needed a Savior, God sends us into situations because people still need to see Jesus’ example and hear His wisdom. He calls us to leadership roles because He needs someone to represent Jesus, especially when the challenges come. When difficulties arise, how will you reflect Jesus' example of servant leadership to those around you?

  • Spiritual Power and Authority

    Devotionals | October 13, 2021

    Trying to lead in your own power and authority will never achieve God's results. God's purposes are birthed through prayer and listening to His voice, and lived out in humble dependence and obedience. His work is accomplished through Spirit-led servant leaders who live in daily awareness of Jesus' presence and commands. Whose power and authority guides your life today?

  • Show Me Your Way

    Devotionals | October 11, 2021

    How did Jesus do it, dealing with fallen people every day, training slow-learning disciples (like you and me), combatting leaders who were set in their ways, and wrestling against spiritual opposition? How did He manage to reflect the truth, grace, love and compassion of God through His life in spite of the obstacles in front of Him? When we get discouraged, we can always look to Him and His example. What can you emulate from His approach to life that will strengthen you in the midst of challenges?

  • Ready or Not, Here I Come

    Devotionals | October 08, 2021

    There are times when opportunities to serve are suddenly thrust upon us. We may not feel ready for them; yet God isn’t obligated to ask our permission or opinion about who or how He wants us to serve. He reserves the right to change our situations any time He wants to in order to accomplish His purposes. What unexpected opportunities is God placing in front of you? How will you respond? Are you ready to say “yes”?

    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”—Isaiah 6:8

  • Prayer

    Devotionals | October 06, 2021

    What does your prayer life reveal about your leadership? Are you spending time talking with God about your heart, head, hands and habits? Do you trust your own ability to influence others, or are you seeking to align yourself with what God wants for them? Are you bringing people and their challenges before God, asking for Him to move in their lives and situations? Take time to pray today.

    But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.—Matthew 6:6

  • Not So With You

    Devotionals | October 04, 2021

    Jesus' words regarding how His followers are to lead are clear and unequivocal. We are not to copy the world's leadership pattern of exercising power and authority for our own benefit. There is to be a clear-cut difference between how servant leaders and self-serving leaders approach influencing others. How will this difference be evident in your leadership today?

  • Living As If

    Devotionals | October 01, 2021

    The early disciples lived life with an awareness of being caught up in God's purpose for the world. What does it mean for you to live today in light of God's purpose? As if every person you encounter is valuable to God. As if your interaction with people holds the potential to demonstrate the reality of a living, personal God who cares about them. As if God were orchestrating events to bring about His purposes in this time and place. What difference would this make?

  • Leadership Interrupted

    Blog | Kristin Beyer | September 30, 2021

    My cell phone buzzed as I sat at the table for a quick bite to eat on Sunday morning, five kids whirling around me, ready to hop in the car and leave for church as soon as I got up. The phone call coming in was from a woman who usually called when she had a big favor to ask of me, and I didn’t think I had time to listen to whatever it was that I thought she needed.

  • Listen!

    Devotionals | September 29, 2021

    How often do you find yourself listening during the day? Not just hearing words or noise, but actually listening. Listening to what people are saying and listening to God. Jesus frequently included a call to hear in His parables. What He was saying was, "Stop, pay attention, listen, understand and respond!" When you take time to listen, you take a giant step toward becoming a servant leader.

    "Whoever has ears, let them hear."—Matthew 13:9