FEELINGS ARE NOTHING TO FEAR

It's ok to not be ok - just don't stay there. MATT CHANDLER One of my all-time favorite stories in the Bible is in Exodus, specifically chapter four. It is when God has a dialogue with Moses through a burning bush. I connect with this passage in more ways than one, but something that I... Continue Reading →

DIFFERENTLY DEFINED – Will Imfeld

Who am I? High School is a time in life where people attempt to create “self-defining” lists. High School is also kinda messed up. If this hasn't been your experience… great; but I’m willing to bet that if I did a survey, the majority would agree that high school is a culmination of comparison, cliques,... Continue Reading →

WHAT MAKES A LEADER? (Part 4)

A LEADER PRAYS "To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing." Martin LutherWhen we think of all the things a leader should embody, prayer would be close to last or not even mentioned. I would normally think of things like courage, strength, decision-making, and wisdom. I completely... Continue Reading →

WHAT MAKES A LEADER? (Part 3)

A LEADER HAS INFLUENCE "The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority." -Ken Blanchard I have mentioned on Upward Glory before that during my freshman year of college I was mentored. If you want to read more about how mentorship impacted my life go check out Imagine Your Reality. I remember during one of our meetings... Continue Reading →

WHAT MAKES A LEADER? (Part 2)

A LEADER IS A LIFETIME LEARNER “As long as you live, you learn; as long as you learn, you live.” - Howard Hendricks Learning is a part of living. There is nothing like the moment of enlightenment when you figure out a process or an idea. Even better is when you see an enlightenment moment... Continue Reading →

WHAT MAKES A LEADER? (Part 1)

A LEADER HAS FOLLOWERS UNITED WITH A COMMON GOAL "Followers are more important to leaders than leaders are to followers." — Barbara Kellerman A leader is not a leader unless they have followers united with a common mission. I think the word follower has a loose definition in today's social media age. If we think... Continue Reading →

WHAT MAKES A LEADER? (Intro)

I remember in 6th grade when I first got called into ministry. I went on a trip called Summer in the Son at Kentucky Christian University. When I look back on my first week-long trip away from home, I remember how much I didn't want to go. I was the kid who threw a tantrum to get out... Continue Reading →

A CHALLENGE TO MEN

Less than 1/3 of men in church say they have a friend. 90 million men are not involved in any kind of discipleship. Only 6 million men are involved in discipleship-only 1 out of every 18 men. The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up... Continue Reading →

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