This week Lance continues to highlight the necessary call to lead like a shepherd which requires us to think like a shepherd. Most of us would have no natural experience which would help us think like a shepherd. So looking at the teachings of Peter and Jesus, Lance highlights how shepherds lead sheep to places where they would not naturally go.
Shepherding is not a modern metaphor for leading, but it’s a metaphor that is central to the Christian faith because Jesus describes Himself as the Chief Shepherd. Therefore, it’s important that we learn how to lead the way Jesus leads. In doing so, what we learn is that - leading like a shepherd first requires us to think like a shepherd. In this podcast, Lance highlights the difference between shepherd, hirelings, and calling or career.
1 Peter 5 reminds us that we are called to lead like a shepherd, which is so fascinating when you consider who is writing this letter. Peter was told by Jesus three times to feed the sheep and take care of them (John 21). As we care for the flock given to us, we face unique challenges. In this podcast, Lance highlights four challenges and solutions for those challenges.
Lance is starting a new set of talks based upon Larry Osborne’s book - “Lead Like a Shepherd: The Secret to Leading Well”. In this podcast, Lance introduces 3 ways Shepherds need to lead, while highlighting the responsibility to shepherd disciple-making disciples. Let us know how we can help you and thanks for listening.
Not all conflict works out well. What do we do if the person we are confronting isn’t listening, gets defensive or behaves in some way that short circuits the hope and goal of confrontation? In this podcast, Lance offers three questions to help you recalibrate and approach conflict with confidence.
Many of us have a family recipe(s) that contains a secret ingredient and/or a secret process that enables the recipe to be special, and passed down the family tree, and be the family favorite. When it comes to having the mind of relationships we want, listening is the secret ingredient. In this podcast, Lance shares with us four ways to help us have a better experience in times of conflict and confrontation.
In this episode, Lance introduces us to the necessary skill of conflict resolution by providing a helpful definition for confrontation that will empower and equip the listener with a better understanding of confrontation, thus producing more peace and confidence as we approach conflict resolution.
In this final podcast using Henri Nouwen’s book, “In the Name of Jesus: Reflection on Christian Leadership”, Lance takes a look at the temptation to be powerful and encourages us to overcome this temptation by leaning into the discipline of theological reflection.
In this episode, Lance continues to share thoughts from Henri Nouwen’s book - “In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership”. We examine the temptation to be popular and spectacular, and overcome that reality by feeding Jesus’ sheep and practicing the discipline of confession and forgiveness. This is a great topic and one that you will want to listen to.
In a society that is constantly changing, leaders are wrestling with being relevant. In Henri Nouwen’s book - “In the Name of Jesus”, he tells us that relevancy is one of the temptations that Jesus faced. In this podcast Lance shares with us the dark side of relevancy and how we can overcome this temptation and thrive as a leader.
Loving and leading others is filled with temptations and evil will use whatever it can to disqualify us and trip us over. As a foundation for this podcast, Lance uses Henri Nouwen’s book - “In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership”, as a basis to share what he’s learned about leadership. Join us for these helpful and insightful talks as Lance partners with you to help you be an effective and loving leader.
In Exodus 18, we find Jethro - Moses’ Father-in-law, telling Moses that how he is leading is too much. As leaders, we often experience the fringes of burnout and frustration as we seek to be faithful, loving leaders. In this podcast, let’s take a look at 6 simple keys worthy of exploration, that will help us lead well when leadership is too much.
Dan Reiland writes about the value of small group life and leadership. In this podcast, using Dan’s article, let's take a look at three benefits of an effective and loving small group leadership, and how we can add value to our small groups.
Jesus made an impact in the lives of people. Jesus made an impact upon the community. Those whom Jesus loved and ministered to, made an impact upon their community. Christians around the world are following Jesus because He still makes an impact on our community. In this podcast, I am underscoring that revival is a manifestation of God which makes an impact upon the community. What should we expect as we carry the presence of God and experience His love, making an impact upon our 21st century community? Let’s answer this question in this podcast using John Stott’s book - “Radical Disciple” as a launching point.
Leaders have clear vision about where they are going and are confident about how to get there. But, they sometimes ignore the dashboard of leadership and therefore “crash and burn”, hurting those we love and damaging the organization we are leading. In this episode, I highlight some key dashboard areas we need to pay attention to, and the potential dangers if we don’t.
Enthusiasm and expectation are wonderful feelings as we journey through life. But, how do we manage ourselves in the “waiting stage” and recognize such a phase as a gift? In this podcast, we answer that question by identifying three ways we can wait.
Jesus said that His friend’s sickness would not end in death, and in the end while His friend rose from the dead and lived, there were challenges Jesus had to face and overcome. We too, as a people of promise, are facing challenging situations and believing for greater things. But, we must overcome our challenges. Otherwise we will fall short of what God has for us.
Life happens and ensuing quickly upon its heels is disappointment; its powerful words seeking to influence our hope and vision. In this audiocast, I share 3 simple truths to help us overcome disappointment in the midst of difficulty and trouble.
Sharing the most important message to the human soul, to society, to the hurting and to the proud, demands that we do so humbly, effectively and powerfully. Here are 10 keys to help you preach and improve your communication.