Sexuality by Design: Influencers

Sexuality by Design: Influencers

So what’s the big deal about sex and sexuality? Just about any movie or magazine will give you the impression that sex is no big deal… just a casual thing. Right? If that were true, why would everyone be so interested in it? Why would it be used to sell everything from jeans and cologne, to shampoo and rice? This constant…

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How to Establish Ministry Culture

How to Establish Ministry Culture

If mission is king, culture is queen. A vital mission without an honoring culture will eventually wilt. But a life-giving culture enables the mission to flourish. Let’s learn how. Twenty years ago God began imprinting His culture on our hearts. He did it by pointing out how weary we’d become from running “fast and furious”…

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Your 24/7 Calling

Your 24/7 Calling

Most Christian leaders give the lion’s share of their time and energy to their primary ministry calling. This is understandable given the weightiness of leadership responsibilities. But is there an even more comprehensive call to fulfill? Over the past 14 months, I’ve been convicted of God’s overarching calling on my…

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Go with Your Gut?

Go with Your Gut?

It happens all the time in leadership. You have to make a critical decision in the next hour or the next day. Either way, there’s pressure to decide quickly. So how do you do that? It’s tempting to go with your gut—to do what feels right in the core of your being. We’ve all done it. But is the core of our being always…

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“Could You Not Tarry One Hour?”

“Could You Not Tarry One Hour?”

This is the famous question Jesus asked Peter, James, and John, after they fell asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Could you not tarry one hour?” Jesus could rightfully ask this of us, His twenty-first century disciples. As busy leaders, we often push aside prayer when we’re pressed for time. But just like the disciples,…

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