Sharpening Leaders

Resources to Lead Different

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

10 Little Ideas That Could Pay Big Dividends In 2018

A new year is a great chance for a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to try new things and set new rhythms. The little ideas that follow won’t be found on a list of “Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions” but they are … Continued

Silence the Unhealthy Soundtracks in Your Head

Have you ever had trouble getting a song out of your head? It can easily happen after you’ve heard a few notes from your kids’ favorite Disney movie soundtrack. The same goes for the commercial with the catchy jingle or … Continued

6 Keys to Developing Others (from the Best Book I’ve Found)

When I’m asked to recommend resources on developing others, my first response often surprises people. My go-to book has been around a long time! It’s the Bible’s 1 Thessalonians. Written by the Apostle Paul around AD 52, this short letter … Continued

Leader, Drop Your Net

Remember when you “left your net?” At once they left their nets and followed him” (Matt. 4:20, NIV). A curious thing has been happening with me lately. I have begun to pick up my net again.  Let me explain. I … Continued

Flying in Formation

How’s your team? Teams are critical to accomplish the mission God has called us to: a collection of people with shared passion and vision; a variety of skills, gifts and abilities; energy to propel us forward. There’s nothing better than … Continued

When Life Takes a Turn…

One year ago, I answered a phone call no parent wants to receive: “your son is unconscious and being taken by ambulance to a trauma hospital.” Jason, almost 20, had left our home a few hours earlier to play in … Continued

The Power of a Single Question

“What’s your greatest temptation?” This question came to mind while praying for someone I was mentoring. Whether this question or another, great questions provide possibilities for awareness, growth and transformation. Specifically around the temptation question, I was convicted that this … Continued