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The Challenge We Share By R. Scott Rodin

The Common Challenges of Every Leader It may seem presumptuous to propose that there is one challenge to leadership that is so universally experienced that it is consistently at the top of the list of reasons leaders struggle and fail. But a recent experience has moved me deeply and convinced me that there may be…

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The Path to Leadership Failure By R. Scott Rodin

Time to Assess if You Are on the Path to Failure Every day, we hear stories of leadership failure. Some are national in scope, some regional, some in our own communities. Whether it’s a moral failing, an ethical compromise, poor decision making or just pure burnout, it’s likely each of you reading this blog is…

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The Myth of God Driven-ness By R. Scott Rodin

So what is driving your driven-ness? Perhaps today, it’s time to assess your God driven-ness and how you approach what you believe you are called to do. What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? All their days their work is grief and pain; even…

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Holy Week Perspective of Leadership By R. Scott Rodin

Three Moments for a Holy Week Reflection Amid this Holy Week, I invite you to listen to the words of Jesus in his High Priestly Prayer recorded in John 17. Before his final days leading to Calvary, Jesus prays to His Father on our behalf. Here are three reflections for us as leaders as we meditate on our Savior’s…

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Prayer for Steward Leaders and Boards By R. Scott Rodin

An Exercise of Prayer for Steward Leaders and Steward Boards I grew up in a highly liturgical church, and I still love the planned intentionality of moving through prayer, reading, and response rituals. I love liturgy. We wrote a liturgy to support our Steward Declaration, and I hope you will consider using it as part…

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The Steward Declaration By R. Scott Rodin

Tomorrow is the Launch of The Steward Declaration Tomorrow is the official launch of The Steward Declaration, and it comes to you with an invitation for you to take a stand. A Fiery Furnace Daniel’s chapter 3 has the familiar story of Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and the fiery furnace. When this is often preached or…

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The Investment of Time By R. Scott Rodin

An Eternal Perspective of Time Invested As we use these last days of 2021 to reflect on how we invested our time in 2021 and look ahead to all that the new year might bring, I want to encourage us to assess our lives, work, and moments in history from an eternal perspective. To help…

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Thanks for Nothing! By R. Scott Rodin

When Jesus Gave Thanks for… Nothing! Giving thanks is a practice often found throughout the Bible. We are likely all familiar with the story of Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000. However, a short phrase embedded in the story is remarkable and challenging! When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he…

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Finding Jesus By R. Scott Rodin

Finding Jesus in Unexpected Places Imagine the scene with Jesus depicted for us in John 21. Six men are out fishing all night on the sea of Galilee. This is their domain, where they made their living for so many years before a dramatic event three years earlier pulled them away and set them on…

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The Greater Mission By R. Scott Rodin

The Greater Mission and Mission Statements For the past 20+ years, I have been helping organizations write or revise their mission statements. Appropriately used, mission statements are both an anchor point and a guide. By clearly articulating who we are, what we do, and why we do it, our mission statement speaks internally by keeping…

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