• You Have to Step Back to Move Others Ahead

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | March 19, 2019

    Leadership development is an important component of the success of any organization, church and even family. The adage that “birds of a feather flock together” is perhaps truer today than at any time in history. We go to church, movies, concerts, trips and just hang out with people, who are in many ways, just like us, or at least share many of our values.  Research conducted by Roger Highfield states:

  • Nothing More, Nothing Less

    Devotionals | March 18, 2019

    Jesus, the Son of God, had the ability and authority to do whatever He wanted to do. He could freely adopt any style of leadership He chose. He could set His sight on any vision and mission. Yet what do we see when we look at His life? We see a heart fully-devoted to exalting the Father, a leadership style characterized by humility and God-confidence, and mission, vision, and values that reflect the Father’s heart. In a word, He chose to serve. What type of leader do you aspire to be?

    I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. —John 13:15

  • Ordinary Men and Women

    Devotionals | March 15, 2019

    Sometimes we forget who the apostles were when Jesus called them. They were not the elite of the Jewish synagogue, they were fishermen. They didn’t come from the holy city of Jerusalem, they came from Galilee. Their credentials came from spending time with Jesus and being transformed by Him. His Spirit empowered them to witness to Jesus in word and action. Like them, we are ordinary men and women who have heard Jesus call our names. It doesn’t matter where you start our journey with Jesus. What matters is letting Him transform and empower you as He did the early disciples.

  • John Bryson: Allow them to FAIL

    Podcast | March 14, 2019

    John Bryson is a lead pastor of Fellowship Memphis. He is also the author and presenter of College Ready and a lead writer and co-presenter of 33 Series Men's Bible Study.

    In today's episode John talks about the importance is allowing children to fail in order to grow them into resilient adults. In the second part of our podcast John talks about Biblical definition of manhood, and what it means to be a serving leader as a husband and as a father.

  • Taking the Pulse

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | March 14, 2019

    “It’s going to be okay. You’re going to be all right.”

    Through the slits in my eyelids I could vaguely see a small crowd of people hovering over and near me as I lay on the floor. But I distinctly heard those reassuring words. Against the bright overhead lights, there was the outline of a woman hovering over me, kneeling at my right side, taking my pulse. Her voice had the assurance of someone who knew about life and death. I decided she must know I was going to live. My anxious breathing evened out and the pain began to subside.

  • Soul Care

    Devotionals | March 13, 2019

    The world around us entices us to ignore our souls and trade them for the allures of power, prestige, and wealth. In light of this, Jesus speaks of the danger of losing our souls (Mt. 16:26) and offers us rest for our souls (Mt. 11:29). Our souls, invisible to us but invaluable to God, require nurturing and care; our spiritual well-being affects every part of life and is reflected in our leadership. Jesus longs for you to experience the wholeness of soul that He experiences. Do you? How well are you caring for your soul?

  • Simple Yet Challenging

    Devotionals | March 11, 2019

    The message of leading like Jesus is at once simple and challenging. It is as simple as listening for His voice and following Him, placing your confidence in God and His Word. It is as challenging as repeatedly laying down the ingrained behaviors of self-protection and self-promotion and trusting Him to lead you rightly. As you open your heart and head to Him, He will transform your leadership motivation and perspective and you will develop the hands and habits of Jesus. Where are you tempted to overcomplicate leading like Jesus?

  • To Honor and Love

    Devotionals | March 08, 2019

    Scripture reveals God’s concern for the lost, lonely, and outcast. God comes to Adam and Eve after they have disobeyed Him, finds Abram and offers him a future—just a few of many examples in the Old Testament. Jesus paid attention to the marginalized and overlooked people of His day—women, children, the blind and sick, beggars, despised tax collectors, Gentiles, and Roman officials. Does your heart beat in time with God’s heart? Jesus calls us to honor the image of God within every person. Do you see people as He does?

  • If Moses and Aaron Could Function as a Team, Anyone Can

    Blog | Paul Swamidass | March 08, 2019

    When Moses and his older brother Aaron were both in their eighties, God assigned them to a team with a very demanding, long-lasting, almost impossible task. Working together for 40 years, they successfully completed their assigned task of bringing Israel to the river Jordon, across from the Promised Land, when the nation was ready to enter it.

  • Aligned with Jesus

    Devotionals | March 06, 2019

    As Jesus traveled toward Jerusalem with His disciples, He took them aside to talk about the fulfillment of His mission. He wanted them to understand how the unfolding events would accomplish God’s greater purpose. He wanted them to share His vision of the future. Will you take time aside with God today to align yourself with His vision and perspective?