Standing in the Gap

The cheapest form of leadership is to stand against something or someone. It costs much more for a leader to stand for something or someone, which is why it is much less common. Believers are called to build walls of protection for the vulnerable and to stand in the...

Isaiah 11:1-4, 9

The Leadership of Jesus has power centers: wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and the fear of the Lord. He was a branch coming out of an old root and a shoot coming out of an old stump. Jesus, like David, draws people into the knowledge of God. He...

Leading Those Following

Most leaders are accomplished dreamers, often envisioning the perfect followers that fit their vision. But leaders do not always get to choose who they are leading, so we need to learn to identify those who are actually following and in place right now. We must...

Isaiah 9:6-7

Godly government matters. Biblical government does not rest on institutions, organizations, or structures but on people. The Son of God, Jesus would carry the government of God in meekness and in power instilling hope for the future. God’s government results in...

The Gift of Authenticity

Great leaders have many good qualities that draw people to them. Authenticity creates trust in relationships and enables those around you to relate to you. Followers will feel valued and honored when you are comfortable with who you are and own your unique identity...