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Weekend in the Mountains Leads to New Men’s Ministry

At a retreat center in the mountains of South Carolina, Denny McGurer sat in awe as he watched men from his church stand up, one by one, to share scriptures that are significant to their lives.

“I’ve seen a lot of things in my career,” says Denny, “but that was powerful.”

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In Pursuit of Transformation: Vietnam

As the marketing manager for Henkel Adhesives of Southeast Asia, Tran Gia Huan (Vietnam) is used to making detailed plans for the future. But for he and his fellow Christian business leaders, God’s plan is more easily recognized in retrospect.

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A Heart for Muslims: Elizabeth, Indonesia

Growing up in a nominal Christian home, Elizabeth (Jakarta, Indonesia) says, “I never knew Jesus very well.”  But at 39 years old, she is now using her influence as a leader to help Muslims discover the life-giving transformation of knowing Jesus personally.

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Higher learning: Joan Elango

Principal Joan Elango was at the helm of what many would consider a tough learning environment. Her school, in the heart of the city of Chennai, was occupied by students from low-income homes and taught by teachers who struggled to find ways to reach them effectively. Joan had high hopes when she offered a Lead Like Jesus Encounter, but even she was amazed at the resulting transformation.

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A Mother’s Promise: Susanne and Alex Rodriguez

As her car tumbled down the side of a mountain, Susanne Rodriguez made God a promise. “I will raise a child to love and serve you, if you’ll only let me live.” Today, she and her son, Alex, are pointing others to Jesus as Lead Like Jesus facilitators through their extraordinary ministries.

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Boris Joaquin: Taking Jesus to the Corporate World

Looking back, Boris Joaquin (National Representative, Philippines) recalls laughing at the idea of bringing Lead Like Jesus into the corporate world. Though he had experienced great success presenting to churches and other ministries, he wondered how it would be received on the secular stage. 

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Jamie Layne: Leadership Makeover for California Salon

With two salons in southern California and 19 employees whom she calls her “girls,” Jamie Layne says that attending a San Diego Lead Like Jesus Encounter was incredibly timely as she was dealing with challenging staff issues.

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Otis McAllister: Grace for a murderer

His foot was on the gas pedal, but God told him to stop. Returning to his hometown presented Otis McAllister with an unthinkable meeting: standing face-to-face with the man who had murdered his brother fourteen years prior. “The last time he had seen me, I vowed to kill him.” 

 

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Steve Cartin: Leadership Word-of-Mouth

Steve Cartin knows more about dentistry than most pastors.

A dental practice management consultant, Steve is sought after by dentists for advice on leadership, among other  things. And as a faithful follower of the greatest Leader, he has sure wisdom to share.

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The ripple effect: Dibeta Oyera

A single mother, Dibeta has always been passionate about her ministry with widows and orphans. She is a farmer and has been a widow for a quarter of a century. But first and foremost, she identifies herself as a servant of God. Learning to follow the leadership model of Jesus has advanced her ministry — and her personal faith — significantly.

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