Leadership Lessons To Live By: God’s Ways Are Higher Than Yours

Our lack of confidence resides in our inability to trust the Lord. Our failure to trust Him stems from our fear of losing control. Control births the very nature that leads us to impulsively steward our lives into a direction we often deem appropriate. Many times this course is way off, leading to frustration, doubt, and a misunderstanding of God’s provision and plan.

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Crossleadership Interviews Dr. Tony Kern On Achieving Excellence and Pursuing Perfection

Dr. Tony Kern is the CEO of Convergent Performance and former USAF Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Kern is one of the world’s leading authorities on human performance and applied human factors, having authored seven books on the subject. In 2000, Dr. Kern retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Command Pilot and Flight Examiner on the B-1B bomber, and then as the Director of Military History. After his retirement, he became National Aviation Director for the U.S. Forest Service, overseeing the largest non-military aviation program in the nation. Dr. Kern now leads Convergent Performance, a consulting firm dedicated to reducing human error in high risk environments.

Leadership Lessons To Live By: God’s Will For Your Ministry In This Coming Year!

The effectiveness of New Year’s resolutions can be debated.  No matter how determined you are, if you are not prone to a life of routine, you would be hard pressed to live up to any set New Year’s expectations you might have. On a personal level this might suffice, but as a leader of your church or ministry, you have to be the frontrunner who sets the bar high, and throughout the year maintains that mark. If you are anxious about what this new year might bring, then you are not alone! See what God’s will for your ministry looks like!

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Crossleadership Interviews Mark Batterson On His New Book The Circle Maker

Mark Batterson is the pastor of National Community Church, a multisite church in Washington D.C. Mark has been a church planting pastor since 1994. He and his wife Lora have three children—Parker, Summer, and Josiah. Batterson is the author of five books, including his most recent one, the Circle Maker. Batterson went to the University of Chicago on a basketball scholarship, majoring in pre-law. His life was drastically turned around when God called him to full-time ministry. His ministry in D.C. began as an inter-city ministry, and God has prospered it to grow into a six-location church with a thriving network of local and international ministries. They even manage the biggest coffee shop on Capitol Hill. Batterson’s ministry is all but conventional. Besides the fact that he doesn’t wear suits when he preaches, several of the church sites actually meet in movie theaters.

Leadership Lessons To Live By: Why I Will Praise Him In The Storm

Leadership Lessons To Live By

Learn how to remain steadfast in times of trouble, and to rejoice in the Lord, even in the midst of tribulation. Praising God in the storm is easier said than done. Yet when we are drowning in the storms of life, we cling to God for refuge, and in most cases, we are drawn into a closer relationship with Him. It is in the times of utter hopelessness that we turn to God and seek His face more than ever. Why is that? What is the determining factor that pushes our devotion time into overdrive as soon as trouble comes our way?

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: A Leader Empowers Others

I was insanely busy. But life was about to get busier. Too busy for me, an immature leader who didn’t know what leadership was. I led a fourteen-person office team, and we were headed toward peak season—a time where we all had to pull long hours, take on extra responsibilities, and somehow run a huge fundraising event. I was about to cave.

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Best Leadership Book of 2011: Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey

I devour leadership books, and have made every effort possible to learn, observe, and master countless leadership lessons laid out in numerous leadership books. If you want to be the best, you should hang with the best. Since I am not close friends with any big-shot motivational speaker or celebrity preacher, the closest I can get to studying an area of expertise they possess is to read the books they have written. Many times, leadership books are just full of it, giving advice left and right, but lacking real world experience. Don’t tell me about it; show me the situation and how you dealt with it. That is why I can highly recommend and confidently promote EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey as Crossleadership’s official 2011 leadership book choice.

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Book Review of Barefoot Church, by Brandon Hatmaker

Book Review of Barefoot Church, by Brandon Hatmaker

When I received my digital review copy of Barefoot Church, the first thing I noticed was the title. And the first thing I thought was, “Oh. Another book trying too hard to be edgy and cool. Like The Gospel According to Tony Soprano or something like that.” Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the content of this powerful book. Within minutes, I was in tears over the powerful truth that I encountered.

Barefoot Church:  Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture is a book about how churches do (or don’t do) mission, evangelism, discipleship, social justice, and outreach. Please don’t expect another book debating the pros and cons of social justice. Instead, expect to be taken on a journey that explores what the Bible says about the church’s mission, and how that should look in your city, in your own assembly, and in your local context.

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Crossleadership Interviews Tim Challies on Technology, Blogging, Relevance and Staying Grounded in the Word.

Tim Challies is synonymous with blogging. With a record of non-stop blogging for the last 2, 960 days, Tim has been at the forefront of reformed evangelical circles, inspiring and educating believers to pursue a life of a focused relationship with Jesus Christ. Tim is the Author of multiple books such as, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment and his most recent work, The Next Story: Life And Faith After The Digital Explosion. Tim also pioneered the highly popular Christian book review site, The Discerning Reader. In this interview with Crossleadership Tim Challies talks about Technology, its influence on the church as well as staying grounded in a social platform with a readership of hundreds of thousands of believers. Visit Tim Challies or The Discerning Reader for a closer look at his ministry.

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: Why Faith Will Move Your Mountains

There is one leadership lesson that will impact your life and ministry like never before. No matter what situation you face, no matter what circumstance you are in, this fundamental principle always remains unchanged, and has provided comfort, courage and assurance to millions of believers throughout the ages. It’s tough to master. Hard to comprehend, but boy, when that hour comes, when you put into practice what you have trained for, you will experience the presence of God in an unimaginable way. Your competence in certain areas might be reassuring, your skills in your position might be affirming, but your courage as a leader will be tested to no end, unless you draw the line and practice this core leadership principle.

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