Expand Your Biblical Perspective
Mission statements are usually associated with companies and organizations. They are used to unite a team of employees behind a shared why, answering these questions: Why do we exist? Why do we do what we do? What is our purpose? A mission statement is a powerful tool, aligning employees as they work towards a goal and informing customers and clients of the organization’s core heartbeat.
If fifty different followers of Christ answered this question, there would likely be a wide variety of answers. Each person’s experience and journey with God is unique. However, there are plenty of common threads that bind us together as Christians. The Bible speaks to many of these universal aspects of a flourishing faith and how they impact our everyday lives.
A dear mentor in my life would always talk to me about being a lifelong learner. She not only emphasized this simple idea often, but she also lived it out practically through her approach to life. As a result, I have adopted this principle, integrating it into my own way of living, and I’ve found life so much more interesting when approached with a constant desire to keep learning and growing.
It’s easy to see the negative consequences a lack of boundaries can cause. Bringing work home from the office leads to burnout. Kids with unfettered internet access experience the trauma of seeing inappropriate content. Overspending results in financial stress, and overcommitment leads to exhaustion.
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to emulate the servant leadership he modeled during his earthly ministry, and Scripture is filled with many amazing examples of what leading with humility and selflessness looks like.
When you think of the word worship, what first comes to mind? The melody of your favorite worship song? A special time of worship that truly changed your life? Or maybe you simply think of the part of a church service typically dedicated to singing.
As I flipped through another page in my planner, I wondered how to accomplish all my tasks in a mere 24 hours? With three part-time jobs, I lived the proverbial juggling act. But, I took long walks and prayed for guidance. I fasted and confessed my sorrow for stealing time from the Lover of my soul. In the process, I discovered how many distractions of pace fed my lust for significance and applause.
leading a small team has taught me the importance of resilience not only in achieving our goals but also in finding more enjoyment and purpose in our work—not to mention how resilience helps to refine my character towards that of Christ.
Here are five passages that speak of resilience and how they can help us to foster more resilience in our teams.
In light of the modern emphasis on mental health, some have come to understand that healthy boundaries are not something to be escaped or rejected, but to be valued, shared, and upheld—and this understanding is also applicable to the concept of boundaries found in Scripture.
Shame can act as a huge weight on our souls, hindering our ability to heal, grow, and develop. In this post from Inés Franklin, discover how God can guide us to leaving behind our shame for the sake of healing, wholeness, growth, and freedom.
Thousands of pages have been filled with advice on mentoring, but these eight books will help you to maximize your impact whether you have been mentoring for weeks or decades.
While there are plenty of examples of leadership failures throughout Scripture, there are perhaps none more infamous than that of King David. Though a great king and considered—at least one point in his life—a “man after [God’s] own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14), David failed as a leader in many major ways.