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Well Done! The words we all long to hear.

Stewards of Well Done By Howard Rich

Well Done: Good and Faithful Stewardship Well done. If you are anything like me, when you think about entering Jesus’ presence in heaven I am sure you desire to hear what He said to the good stewards in the Parable of the Talents, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” Have you ever thought about…

Stewards of Our Emotions By Howard Rich

Stewarding Our Emotions as a Leader In its essence, leading as a steward requires alignment with the will of the Father. Jesus demonstrated this through intense agony and overwhelming emotions in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46) the night before his crucifixion.  This passage of Scripture shines a bright light on the humanity of Jesus…

The Joy of Giving Thanks

It’s a great joy to give and to give thanks!   We celebrate this season of giving and giving thanks. As leaders, it is important that we value others and express gratitude, often. Giving thanks is indeed a Biblical principle and current studies show that an attitude of gratitude fuels flourishing cultures. It is good to value…

Developing Women for Leadership By Dr. Halee Gray Scott

The Intentional Development of Millennial Women for Leadership In the 21st century, we are inclined to think that there are no unknown territories, no frontiers left uncharted for women. Yet, when Christian nonprofit organizations seek to equip millennial women for leadership, they are embarking, like Lewis and Clark, on a journey into terra incognita. The…

Renew Your Accountability By Lee Ellis

Will you renew the value of accountability in your leadership? Perhaps now is an appropriate time for you to renew the leadership value of accountability. Professional accountability is a good thing. Without it, excellence is merely a pipe dream and even average performance isn’t a realistic expectation. My Experience As a former POW in the…

Our Work – Blessed by God By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

God’s Blessings on a Steward’s Good Work Work at a fevered pitch in search of approval and good results is the temptation of even the steward leader. The rat race beckons. And we rationalize. We are responsible. We are accountable. It’s all on our shoulders. As stewards, we can place ourselves in a bind –…

A Heart to Reflect Jesus By Phyllis Hennecy Hendry

Do you have a heart that longs to reflect Jesus? I don’t know about you, but my heart is racing to think about reflecting Jesus. And at this minute, I am running to the Father just as Jesus did. It’s the only way. We can’t do this on our own. Jesus modeled connection to the…

I Am Still Becoming By Alex McElroy

Becoming is a process. It is not always clear what something is becoming until it has already become. Recently, my daughter has been learning about life cycles in school. She was enthralled each day to report back the progress – the egg became larvae (caterpillar), then it entered the pupa stage (chrysalis), and finally the…

Seeing the Reflection of God By Larry Gadbaugh

The Weird and Wonderful Reflection of God My son and I had bounced out to our local grocery store to pick up a few items. As usual we encountered fellow shoppers with bedhead hair, profanity-laced sweatshirts, PJs, face and body piercings, and outfits designed to display as many of their tattoos as possible. My hometown’s unofficial…

Fully Persuaded By Rich Stearns

Learning to Live this Life Fully Persuaded What does it mean to be fully persuaded that God will do all he promises to do? In a moving presentation at The Outcomes Conference 2018, Rich Stearns, shared a story and his testimony of how he became fully persuaded. It’s been a year since Rich officially transitioned…

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