What is Leadership?

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About to get a workout going!

Leadership, it may be hard to define, but you know it when you see it.  This means there is an essence to leadership that is known through observing it in action, not just in contemplation.  After all, the Kingdom of God is not in word only, but in power (with the idea of action)!

Who is your favorite leader of all time, after Jesus?

Think about this before you go on, please…..  Can you name someone?  We will come back to this, but, I want to encourage you to stop and think of someone until you come up with a name.  Thanks…

Here are a few definitions of leadership for you:

Short version:  Influence

Leadership is being exemplary – Not all persons with responsibility are good examples, but in the Lord’s estimation, leadership and living a good example are the same thing. Continue reading “What is Leadership?”

Well of Grace, by Aaron Hershberger

November 9, 2014

Aaron Hershberger

Have you ever felt like every decision you make the Lord completely agrees with?  Or maybe the opposite?  I find it amazing how the Lord leads and directs us with such a high level of patience and grace.  While we all operate under God’s grace, wouldn’t it be amazing if we could tap in to a deeper well of grace and keep a steady flow going?

While in Nicaragua, our US Team – (Scott, Yuri, Greg, Luke, and myself) found ourselves, together with our Nica team – (Ixil Borter Torrez, Jairo Miranda, Pablo Altamirano, Earl Rutledge, and others I am probably missing) being caught up in this flow of grace and it was awesome!

Aaron Speaking and Pablo Translating
Aaron Speaking and Pablo Translating

The Nica Young Leaders Retreat held at Bigfoot Hostel in Las Penitas, Leon was a great start to this style of event.  Scott and others in our group have held many youth events and conferences over the years, many of them impactful and captivating large audiences.  This retreat was designed to be smaller in hopes that the group would be able to engage on a personal level with the Lord and each other. Continue reading “Well of Grace, by Aaron Hershberger”

Graduating

It’s been a while since I posted, so I wanted to give everyone a quick update. We are approaching several big transitions, and would really appreciate your prayer support.

The family and I are preparing for our relocation to the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. This is something I first started to sense in the fall of 2010, so it has been a long time in the making. Hopefully that means we are prepared. Continue reading “Graduating”

Professional Christianity

“The Church was a family in Jerusalem, became an institution in Rome, a political tool in Europe & a business in the USA. SAD!” – Rick Warren
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A professional is the citizen of a corporation, not the citizen of a family, as it appears to me.

So what do I mean by professional Christianity? It’s like, “If you really are called by God, you should be ministering for a living, right?” After all, significant spiritual contribution is reserved for those who are professionals, aka those who are “in the ministry.”

Continue reading “Professional Christianity”