Jesus could have completed His mission alone, but He chose to live and serve in the context of community. Jesus did a lot of good “things” (healed the sick, loved the forsaken, etc.), but there was much more to His earthly work than just a series of good works. Jesus took an approach that set in motion what was to become the Church.Mark Szymanski
Be one. Build many.
Leaders sometimes do not take the time to reflect on the concepts that make them unique and uniquely fitted to their own leadership role. Concepts such as: Who are you in Christ? How has God designed you? How do you leverage your personality? What should you focus on being and doing at a given stage […]Tom Horn
Jesus declared that His view of success and effectiveness was directly tied to His obedience to the Father, not to an organization. We often put too much faith, confidence, and belief in the organization as though the institution is what matters. We make the mistake of measuring our effectiveness, our success, by whether or not the [...]Samuel Voorhies
Today I’m going to look at “leadership capacity” as a function of strength – strength to carry the responsibilities that we feel called to shoulder. Physiologists and fitness experts tell us that muscle pain is not a prerequisite for muscle growth. Stretching the muscle fibers – whether it causes pain or not – is what […]Mike Breen
Just a little rain transforms an arid desert into a magnificent blooming garden. That rain changes the arid environment and draws life from dormant seeds. The same can happen when we face changes in our lives. Sam experienced not one, but four painful organizational changes in his 24 years with World Vision. He said, “I was laid off [...]Samuel Voorhies
A rope bridge is probably one of the most precarious tools to use while crossing a gorge or river because you trust your life to the rope’s strength. Solomon compared humans to a single-strand rope. Weakness is a human characteristic, and the Bible tells us that alone, one is weak, and two walking together are not easily overcome, but a [...]Dionna Sanchez