Exponential Group Picture WHEN JESUS ASKS “WHAT DO YOU WANT?” - Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”... Continue Reading →
6 Words of Advice to Fight for your Faith in College HOW TO FIGHT FOR YOUR FAITH IN COLLEGE - College has been one of the most stretching, amazing, and growing times of my life and I am only two years in. I know that without my faith, college would’ve kicked my butt long ago. College is a make it or break it time, and sometimes things that were mandatory growing up fall to the... Continue Reading →
Lonely Guy on Beach 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 →
Will Imfeld 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 →
FLIP - Prayer 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 Luther When 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... Continue Reading →
FLIP - Influence 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 →
FLIP - Lifetime Learner 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 →
FLIP - Followers with a Common Mission 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 →
FLIP Leadership Logo JPG Print 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 →
Mountain Challenge 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 →