Glory: The Big Picture

Glory: The Big Picture

Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Share the news of his saving work every single day! Declare God’s glory among the nations; declare his wondrous works among all people because the Lord is great and so worthy of praise. He is awesome beyond all other gods.  1 Chronicles 16:23-25 (CEB) Earlier this fall, the Cru Research & Development team gathered at our headquarters in Orlando to set goals for the new school year. One of these goals was to “increase evangelism effectiveness, … Read More

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5 Ways My Toddler Makes Me A Better Leader

5 Ways My Toddler Makes Me A Better Leader

Long before becoming a parent I recognized that one of the great crucibles for character and leader development was caring for children, especially young children. I watched smart, gifted, talented people get swallowed up in the great abyss of late night feedings, potty training and temper tantrums. They learned practical leadership through serving their children. Now that I’ve joined the thriving-though-sleep-deprived ranks, here are a few of my observations on how my toddler is helping me grow as a leader: … Read More

Govember

“November is Summer Project month” – Jim Sautner, Destino National Director Govember is a month-long focus on sending on Summer Missions and into full time ministry. We tried this for the first time last fall and it was such a success, we’re doing it again this year.  We got the idea from talking to University of Wisconsin Cru (and I know many others do it) and we’ve adapted it for our campus. “If you create the momentum for Summer Project … Read More

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Delegating or Dele-dumping?

Delegating or Dele-dumping?

As a leader, you’re always thinking about raising up new leaders. More leaders means more gets done, more ministry happens, and more people hear about Jesus. But building into new leaders takes work. Sometimes delegating looks like dumping and sometimes it looks like micromanaging. Odds are you want to avoid those. So, what can you do? Leadership guru Ken Blanchard says that leaders primarily use two types of behaviors: directive behaviors and supportive behaviors. We get into trouble when we … Read More

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