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Articles in this category focus on issues related to leading from union with the Father and building our spiritual life to increase our effectiveness as Christian leaders.

Give a Cup of Water

At the present time in East Asia, Christianity is facing some increased repression. Although I have made several trips to minister in this country, lately I have been restrained from going, so I am ministering to dozens of young leaders through secure chat applications. I am much older than most of the believers with whom […]

Jim BrennemanJim Brenneman

Enjoying Silence?

In this age of communication and technology, it’s difficult to find “silence.” Our culture is addicted to words, music, mobile phones and the constant beeping of social networking. Silence can make some uncomfortable and the response generally is to fill the space with noise of one kind or another. In the midst of so many […]

Stephen MayersStephen Mayers

Act Like a King!

The regal bearing of a king is not revealed by outward extravagance, but by character and attention to the well-being of those influenced by his leadership. Certain actions and attitudes are not fitting for a king. Others are imperative to the success of a king. The wise counsel of Lemuel’s mother detailed in Proverbs 31:1-9, […]

Patty KatzerPatty Katzer

Hope in Heaviness

As executive director of the Village at Orchard Ridge Senior Living, Ann Johnson spends her days stewarding others and caring for their well-being. “Our mission is to provide a loving, faith-based home that honors older adults. We do that through independent low income senior apartments, and we have 154 of those residents. We also offer [...]

Kelsey McFaulKelsey McFaul

How to Preach to the Secular Age

Amid everything else Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age attempts to accomplish, at its base, it helps the spiritual leader see that our modern society has come to embrace “self-sufficient humanism.” According to Taylor, “I mean by this a humanism accepting no final goals beyond human flourishing, nor any allegiance to anything else beyond [...]

John StarkeJohn Starke

Intercessory Prayer

Have you ever had an individual’s name come to mind, someone you had not thought of for a while? Have you felt your heart grieved about the state of a nation you have never seen? Or maybe you have wept without words over the realization of the sins of your country. Perhaps the Holy Spirit […]

Joy DawsonJoy Dawson