Sharpening Leaders

Resources to Lead Different

Who Is Your First Ministry?

“Your family is always your first ministry.” After a year packed with tremendous on-the-job learning, that one sentence was my biggest takeaway. Right after university I served as an intern with Christian speaker, author and apologist Josh McDowell. During that … Continued

Where Do You Need Courage Today?

Where do you need courage today? Almost every leader needs courage in some area of his or her life. Do you need courage to boldly speak up or to be quiet and listen? To faithfully step forward, patiently wait or … Continued

What’s Your Backhand?

It was an early morning skate that Guillaume Ouimet will remember for the rest of his life. The nineteen-year-old captain of his AA hockey team regularly started his day with some early morning practice.   He practiced on his own … Continued

How’s Your Posture?

Confession: I have struggled with bad posture my entire life, and I believe it is getting worse as I age. My chiropractor reminds me often that not paying attention to my posture will affect many areas of my life. It … Continued

10 Practical Tips for Recruiting Your Team

Are you searching for a new team member? Perhaps you’re looking for a new hire or key volunteer to help you move forward. Let me offer a few helpful tips.

Getting Past I’m Not ________ Enough

Can you fill in the blank? “I’m not ____________ enough.”   This isn’t a time-consuming or difficult question for many Christian leaders. The answers seem to flow with surprising speed and ease. There also seem to be multiple possibilities. Here … Continued

Raising the Bar on Prayer

“We’ve even prayed for the toilet seats!” I’d never heard of anyone praying for toilet seats before. But then, this was going to be a very different and very unforgettable night. I was in West Palm Beach, Florida working as … Continued

A Heavenly Homecoming for a Giant

This title may sound like the start of another very well-deserved tribute to the amazing life and tremendous legacy of Billy Graham, but this article is about another spiritual giant. His name was Evon Hedley. Evon was a contemporary and … Continued

Finding Clarity, Focus & Confidence

Frazzled. Frenetic. Frayed. Fatigued. Fog. Too often these kinds of words describe the head and heart space of Christian leaders. After all, this type of head and heart space easily breeds in hectic ministry and work environments. When there are … Continued

Integrate: Jesus-Centered Leadership

Integrate is about cultivating more Jesus-centered leaders. Covering three themes, each including an 8-minute video and guided conversation, this resource provides an engaging platform for leadership teams, boards, small groups, Bible studies and peer mentoring groups to have transformational discussions … Continued