Leadership Under Pressure

Leadership Under Pressure

by Dan Reiland How much pressure are you under today? No leader escapes pressure, in fact, if you don’t experience pressure you are likely not leading. Pressure in leadership isn’t new. The point is how you handle it. Aaron cracked under pressure. In Exodus 32:1-4 the story is told about Moses being gone so long (in coming down from the mountain) that the people began to pressure Aaron to make gods who would go before them. Let’s not be too hard on Aaron. Moses was gone for a long time. So,... Read More
Join in Helping Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Join in Helping Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy

by Kendra Malloy I’m writing because I want to share with you one opportunity to get your community in on the ground floor of a relief effort that our NJ church friends at Liquid Church have launched. We need your help. Will you join the coalition of churches helping those who lost everything? There are many in Jersey still without power, heat—the basics. As the temperatures drops, we are working with relief agencies to serve and feed them. Details are being finalized for a massive... Read More

It Just Takes One Paper Towel

How many paper towels do you use when you dry your hands? According to Joe Smith, it takes only one. In this video, Joe teaches us a simple procedure to cut down on paper waste with his “shake and fold” technique. I admit, after watching this, I can’t wash my hands without shaking and folding. And I wonder what other processes I could refine and trim up. Something to ponder for the weekend! Read More
YouLead Feature Session: Helping Parents Catch the Vision by Sue Miller

YouLead Feature Session: Helping Parents Catch the Vision by Sue Miller

It’s great to have a staff team that is passionate about partnering with parents, but how do you get parents involved with the vision? Where do you even start? Learn what things you can do that will help you pass your vision on to the parents you serve. Helping Parents Catch the Vision by Sue Miller Developed by Orange, YouLead is designed to develop the leadership skills of yourself, your team and your volunteers. It centers on answering three basic questions: What can I do to continue... Read More
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Study, Week One

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Study, Week One

Even as a toddler, I was fascinated by stories. My mom told me that when she would put me down for the night in my crib; I wanted books instead of cuddly stuffed animals. She said I would page through the books, look at the pictures, and babble my own version of the story until I fell asleep. As I got older, I would read stories instead of play with Barbie dolls—sometimes I’d even get in trouble for having my nose in a book for too long. In high school, I loved to tell stories, and a passion... Read More