Resurrecting Advent

Every year there seems to be an uproar over when it’s considered too early to begin the Christmas season. Some put away the fall decor and break out the Christmas tree weeks before Thanksgiving. Others wait until the Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone before even considering making the holiday transition. While some prepare weeks or […]

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Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude

I recently received a phone call out of the blue from my daughter. I was a little surprised because I knew she was at an intense retreat where she’d been invited to learn from some of the brightest and most successful leaders in the world. She explained that she had only a few moments to […]

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Schools, The Next Great Mission Field

I’ve seen the world – traveling to over one hundred nations through my work as the President of OneHope – and I’m convinced of one thing: children and youth in South Florida need God’s Word just as much as children and youth in the most desolate areas around the world. While the cultures and contexts […]

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Using the Leadership Trifecta

Catalytic, Strategic, and Activating Leaders make up the Leadership Trifecta. If you’re a good polycentric leader, operating in many different spheres of work, you need to be able to function within all these giftings. However, just like the Fivefold Ministry Test, a self-assessment for Christian leaders modeled out of the Book of Ephesians, at the […]

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The Strategic Leader

We’ve been exploring the traits and roles that make up the Leadership Trifecta. Check out the posts on Activating and Catalytic Leaders, if you haven’t already. The Strategic Leader is the final missing puzzle piece, the one who envisions what the future looks like.  This is the role that I most identify with, as I […]

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The Activating Leader

In short, without Activating Leaders, nothing really gets done. Activators are masters at reverse engineering. They help make the practical plan to get from point A, the vision, to Z, the successful end-goal. Unlike the Catalytic Leader, Activating Leaders tend to be far from the spotlight.  Activating Leaders are like the builders, the hands that […]

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