Monthly Archives: August 2011

fragments of Lay Down Your Gifts


There will likely come a time where we will have to lay down our very calling before Jesus—it will likely be because our identities have become so wrapped up in what we’ve been called to do by Jesus that our … Continue reading

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How to Lead Without Being the Boss


We know a gifted leader when we see one. We recognize that God has given that person certain abilities or character traits that make him or her the obvious (or at least easiest) choice to lead others. What we may … Continue reading

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Locating the Body


One tricky thing about leadership is… well, somebody has to be the leader. At the same time, you’re still a member of the team you’re leading. You don’t get to completely separate the two. And it can be difficult to … Continue reading

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Lay Down What’s Done, Part 2


Our experiences, to a large degree, have made us who we are. But we are more than just our experiences, let alone our negative ones. There is a life in Christ waiting for us that goes beyond what we would … Continue reading

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How Has God Gifted You, and for What?


When you hear the phrase “spiritual gifts,” what comes to mind? Why that reaction? No matter what your reaction: When we each use the gifts God’s given us, together, He’s able to create something unique that can bring joy to … Continue reading

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Learning to Value Leadership


What makes someone a spiritual leader? Who have you seen demonstrate that kind of leadership? How so? We’re entering a new Monday series today, focused on spiritual leadership*. The fact is, you’re all leaders, whether you have a spiritual gift … Continue reading

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