Spiritual Leadership

You may not think of yourself as a “leader” but if you serve God and care for others then you are a Christian leader, a spokesperson for Christ. Spiritual leadership is not just for the church or ministry — it’s also for the family, community, and business. The people in your sphere of influence, those…

Aelred of Rievaulx: Spiritual Friendship

This sample reading log on Spiritual Friendship by Aelred of Rievaulx is like the ones that participants complete in our Soul Shepherding TLC program. (A reading log is a simple and helpful tool for studying a book and recording your favorite quotes.) TLC stands for “To Love Christ” and is a two-year certificate training that Kristi and I lead…

The Story of My Spiritual Renewal

In 2002 had been living as a “Christian” for over 30 years, but I was depressed. Marriage, family, friendships, career, and ministry were all going well for me but there was still an emptiness in my soul. I had lost my enthusiasm for Christ and life years earlier and was going through the motions.  I…

Jesus, CEO of the World

Who are the greatest entrepreneurs and leaders in history? What executive leader in business, government, or nonprofit has had the greatest impact on our world? In America we might think of names like Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford, Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, John Rockefeller, or Estée Lauder. Many other world leaders might…

Pre-Marital Blessing Service

Where does a young couple go for support and guidance as they prepare for marriage? Some have the wisdom, courage, and resources to make use of pre-marital counseling. Others utilize relationship classes in churches, meet with marriage mentors, or complete workbooks. Many do nothing except perhaps an obligatory pre-wedding consult with the minister who is marrying them.…

A Family Devotional For Your Child’s Identity in Christ

A family devotional time is a great tool to help your children put their trust in God and develop their identity in Christ. But it needs to be done in the context of loving and affirming relationship and with understanding about the process of discipleship to Christ. I believe that the primary purpose of Christian…