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Three Tips for Contingency Planning

Good planning isn’t our idea, it’s God’s idea. Read through the Bible and it quickly becomes apparent God has a plan. God’s plan informs and guides salvation, the Church, the future and much more. So whether we face times of … Continued

Three Tips for Crisis Communication With Your Team

What does it look like to communicate well and lead differently with your team in times of crisis? Here are three tips for crisis communication: 1. Accurately Assess and Convey Your Current Reality Because a crisis ushers in uncertainty, change, … Continued

A Special Easter Message

Adapted from a letter to our Arrow community.  The chaos increased by the hour. Uncertainty and fear took hold. Panicked people began to fend for themselves. Those sentences could easily be headlines describing the early days of COVID-19. They could … Continued

Opportunities in the Midst of Crisis

Times of crisis and uncertainty usually bring constraints. In the case of COVID-19, there are a many unprecedented constraints. Public gatherings and movement have been restricted. Staff and volunteers may be limited. The ability to physically meet with people is … Continued

Where Does Your Help Come From?

These days can be very overwhelming. No one expected to be leading in times like these or facing the challenges before us. Yet, here we are. During an early morning run last week, my mind was full, and my heart … Continued

Leading in Chaotic Times

This is a special SharpeningLeaders post in response to COVID-19 Regular, everyday leadership challenges can be really stretching. When we add in the chaos, confusion and complexity of something like COVID-19, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. So how should Jesus-centered … Continued

How to Deal With Temptations

Fishing lures fascinate me. From a human perspective, they look ridiculous. It makes no sense that something so big, flashy, shiny and laced with sharp hooks would be inviting to a fish. But if you are a hungry fish looking … Continued

Putting Feet to Faith in your Business

The right business practices tend to maximize revenue, keep costs low and ensure the impact and profitability of a company. Demonstrating love for your fellow man is a foundational ‘right’ practice for Christian entrepreneurs. So, how can you infuse your … Continued

Company Values on Display: The Case For Chick Fil-A

Chick Fil-A is one of the most successful and recognizable, Christian-owned brands in the world. Founded in 1946 by devout Southern Baptist, S. Truett Cathy, Chick Fil-A went through several iterations before rebranding as Chick Fil-A in 1967 and setting … Continued

Tips and Tools for Leaders: Tips For Training Opportunities

Watch this video! Whether you are a veteran communicator or gearing up to share your first Sunday school lesson, I trust these lessons will have a takeaway or two. To watch, click on the image above. Click Here to Download “Tips For … Continued