leading yourself

Shutting Down Your Spiritual PR Department

Shutting Down Your Spiritual PR Department

You have to be connected relationally in order to grow spiritually. But that doesn't mean all aspects of your personal relationship with your heavenly Father should be made available for public consumption.

Broaden Your Perspective

Broaden Your Perspective

Every leader should be humble, teachable, curious, and intentional because if you lead from that posture, it creates an environment that encourages transformation in the lives of those you lead.

Holy Week Devotional

Holy Week Devotional

Make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to connect more deeply with your heavenly Father during this time of year when his grace and faithfulness is so near to mind. Paying attention to your own relationship with God benefits you, and it benefits those you lead.

Finding Community As a Leader

Finding Community As a Leader

As a leader, sometimes leading is a ministry. You pour into others even though they may not be capable of pouring into you. You may not always find community—strong, reciprocal relationships—in your group.

Asking Good Questions

Asking Good Questions

The ability to ask good questions is key for any leader. Unfortunately, it doesn't come naturally for most of us. It's a skill we have to develop over time.

3 Gauges for Monitoring Group Health

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One of your unique roles as a leader is to keep an eye on whether the group is helping each of its members grow in their relationships with Jesus. But how do you do that? A great practical way to gauge the health of your group is to regularly ask: How are we growing in the Three Vital Relationships?

Intimacy with God

  • Where is God currently stretching me?
  • Are my daily actions becoming more aligned with the priorities of Scripture?
  • Are my times with God consistent?

Community with Insiders

  • Am I openly sharing with others what is really going on in my life?
  • As difficult circumstances arise, how are group members responding to one another?
  • Are we willing to challenge one another in order to pursue God's best for our lives?

Influence with Outsiders

  • Who am I regularly praying for who doesn't know Christ?
  • What am I doing to connect with someone in my circle of influence who doesn't know Christ?
  • Does my group challenge and encourage me to invest in someone who doesn't know Christ?