Pursuing Your Purpose

Receiving and taking action on God’s vision for you. Refining and working within your call and giftings.

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. — Isaiah 30:21

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Transformational Leadership—4 Tips To Up Your Game

Transformational leadership is about change. Good leaders focus on getting the job done—doing what’s necessary to complete the tasks at hand. Great leaders focus on the people involved, seeing each task as both an objective and opportunity. Transformational leadership achieves goals while elevating everyone involved. People are inspired and motivated, walking away with something they didn’t have walking in. The

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Burnout, Stress, and Overwhelm —It’s Not Just You, Pastor

Do frustration, irritation, anxiety, and constant fatigue feel like they’ve become part of your DNA? Has the clear call of the Holy Spirit faded until you sometimes wonder if it was real? Churches are dying, and leaders are experiencing debilitating stress as more folks define “a good life” in ways that don’t resemble Jesus’s mission. The world, the flesh, and

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Servant Leadership Excellence – 7 Required Traits

Even if you weren’t the kid who led the neighborhood when you were ten-years-old, you can become a more influential leader. I was an effective leader when I transitioned from business consulting and motivational speaking to the horse industry. During those years my skills as both a servant leader and entrepreneur grew in ways I never expected. Move From Good

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Critical Thinking Pitfalls

How do you make wise decisions about Covid-19, conflicting messages from the pulpit, or dealing with conflict in a way that glorifies God? These days, separating light from dark, truth from falsehood, and right from wrong requires gathering and evaluating data, then moving through each issue in an orderly way. Which requires critical thinking. Critical thinking is the element that

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Advance The Kingdom With A Bigger Message

The biggest idea in the world is the gospel of Jesus Christ, but it’s often shared as if it’s easy for anyone to understand. It is simple, but that isn’t necessarily the same thing as easy. Since the time you answered the Holy Spirit’s invitation, has your message gotten bigger or smaller? When you share Christ, do you share small

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Dogs Offer Fabulous Career Advice

In Honor Of International Dog Day I want to tip my cap to canine wisdom. You can learn a lot from watching dogs. Thinking more like a dog may help you feel happier at work and advance in your career.  I learned some of my most valuable lessons about relationship, leadership, and commitment from horses. But today is about the

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Man in blue shirt with hand over his heart. Achieve Your Dream Series Part 4 - Commitment

Achieve Your Dream Series — Commitment

Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the first move. I’ve never been stuck on a sailboat without

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Achieve Your Dream Series – Skills Inventory Exercise

Dreams, goals, and missions come in a variety of sizes. Some goals are obviously bigger than others, but even the dream or vision you consider the penultimate, the biggest of the big, is only part of what God has in mind for you. Today’s exercise, part two of six in the Achieve Your Dream Series, is to prepare a Skills

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