Friends, let me tell you… The struggle is real. We all go through challenges.
Because you’ve chosen to step in, or move into, the position of a leader, you’re experiencing more struggle than the average person. Not only do you have the weight of your personal life on your shoulders, but you also have the weight of your organization’s struggles on your shoulders.
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This is weighty. This is heavy. And this can tear you down.
You don’t have to let the weight of this world destroy you. There’s more to this life than work and money.
Whenever I begin to feel stressed, I try to look towards the ultimate source of inspiration: The Bible. This book of wisdom is powerful. You can harness the words written thousands of years ago to remind you of God’s promises to and for you. Read more...
If I had to say what book has most influenced my views on leadership, this book would be the Bible. There is so much wisdom packed into the Bible it’s hard to say another book.
From the wisdom of Solomon to David teaching us how to praise God to Nehemiah taking the initiative to rebuild Jerusalem, the Bible is packed with leadership examples.
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The Bible is also a great place to go to for leadership inspiration. I’ve already shared encouraging Bible verses for leaders, Bible verses leaders need to memorize, and scary Bible verses for leaders.
These articles have only scratched the surface of the leadership wisdom found in the Bible. Today, we’re going to look at 10 more Bible verses for leaders. Read more...
Navigating the somewhat tricky landscape of faith and business can be scary. You may have heard of cases such as Jack Phillips, the Christian baker in Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a homosexual couple, or Joel Dahl, the owner of Dahled Up Construction in Oregon, who was sued for hosting a Bible study during working hours.
These cases are scary. They can make a Christian scared to share their faith or even make the acknowledgment of being a Christian.
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But, as a believer, Christians are called to share their faith. We are not called to shirk this responsibility for fear of being persecuted. That’s not what being a Christian is all about.
Yet, more and more Christians are shying away from sharing their faith. It’s because of stories like Jack and Joel’s that have made Christians hide their candles under a bushel (no, we’re not supposed to do this!). Many Christian business owners are willing to lead but unwilling to share their faith. This is sad but understandable… to a point. Read more...
The youth in your church is the future of your church. They are going to replace the current church deacons, elders, and leadership. This means you need to pay attention to the youth in your church.
While many churches know this, they struggle with engaging and keeping youth in their church. The church has seen far too many young people step away from the church and faith.
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But there are things you can do to engage the youth in your church…
How To Engage The Youth Within Your Church
You know you have to. Without youth, your church will continue to dwindle in size. Eventually dissolving because your older congregants have passed away, your youth have left, and no one else has taken their place.
So, what do you do? To engage the youth and get them excited about church, try the following: Read more...
Three years ago I shared an article titled 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders. Today, I want to add to the list of encouraging Bible verses for young leaders.
The Bible is one of the greatest business books any leader could read. Deep insights into human psychology, history, and encouragement can be found throughout the Bible.
Let’s look at 25 encouraging Bible verses every leader should have memorized.
25 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders
1. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
2. So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – Matthew 7:12
3. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 Read more...