“Christ’s Servant Leaders”

“Teaching Others About Christ”

We’ve all had teachers who engaged and energized us … and some who didn’t. A good teacher brings out our best. Their excitement to teach is obvious. Similarly, we all need to be good teachers if we’re to cover the world in Christ. Not Biblical scholars, mind you, but able to answer basic questions and explain Christ’s wonderment. Brad Alles, a speaker, author, Biblical apologist and professor at Concordia University Wisconsin, helps unpack a “Top 10” list about how to bring others to Christ - by teaching about Him.

“Time for Christ”

Time is invaluable. It’s a sacred gift from God, with an expiration date known only to Him. We never know when our time will end … which is why we should use every moment to glorify God, and live the life He desires for us. Brett Baker, co-founder of VAUSA, returns time to busy executives through the use of virtual assistants. Who couldn’t use this? Our time is finite and uncertain. Five steps can help us honor God with this most precious of commodities.

“Christ’s Salt and Light”

Salt is a touchy seasoning. Too much, and a dish gets overwhelmed. Too little, and it’s dull. Salt is a metaphor for our interactions as disciples, too. Come on too strong in conversations about Jesus Christ, and people are repulsed. Not strong enough, and they’re uninspired. How do we “season” these discussions appropriately? Five biblical best practices guide us in being Christ’s “salt and light” in the world. Karmae Fahr, CEO of The Fahr Group, an executive recruiting firm, helps unpack this tasty (and touchy) topic.

“Dependence on Christ”

We’ve all been let down by someone in our lives. Maybe it was a friend, or a doctor, or a spouse, or an auto mechanic … maybe even a church. Similarly, we all prove undependable at certain times. There’s only one entity who’s completely reliable: Jesus Christ. We live better by surrendering all to God. Ben Byxbe, founder and Lead Coach with Byxbe and Company, explains how to live fully for Christ, and still lean on brothers and sisters in Christ to build relationships and trust.

“Your Home in Christ”

Ever been part of an organization – an employer, club, or sports team, perhaps – where you felt you didn’t belong? The self-questioning, and related anxiety, were probably strong. These negative feelings – doubt, worry, isolation – are prevalent throughout society. It’s because we don’t belong in this broken world. Our home is in Heaven, with Jesus Christ. Mark Frisco, a Christ-centric realty team leader with Century21, talks about tuning out earthly static, and listening for the voices of our heavenly home.

“Filling Your Mind With Christ”

The fearful, anxious thoughts that sometimes invade our minds are like seeds. Neglected, they wither and die. Fed by time and attention, they grow root systems that can be VERY difficult to extricate. How do we prevent worry and fear from planting in our psyches? Simple – fill our minds with Christ instead. Luis Sharpe and his daughter, Rebekah, are the founder and CEO, respectively, of Sharpe Strong. They coach others on adopting a strong Christ-centric mindset. Scripture tells us how – will we put forth the effort?

"Parenting for Christ"

How do you define success as a parent? Are you successful if your child gets good grades, is a star athlete, or is the most popular kid in school? Although there's nothing inherently wrong with any of these things, these should not be the hallmark of parenting prowess. The most important legacy that any parent can instill in their children is to get them to love God and develop an intimate relationship with Him. By this definition, how are you doing with your kids? If you're not where you should be, no worries! Scripture offers guidance on how to ensure that our children put Him first in their lives. Kristen Lowry, International Orphan Care Consultant for Send Relief, is working tirelessly to ensure that the kids that God places in her life put Him first, as well.

“Honoring Christ’s People”

Christ told us to love everyone. No problem with those who are kind, friendly and reciprocating, right? The challenge is with those who treat us with animosity, live by completely different values, or even openly attack us. How do we love our enemies, as Christ instructed? Where we find the paradox, we find the solution: in Scripture. Wellington Hepburn is a speaker and author who advocates leading with empathy to create godly relationships. When we truly feel for others, we find a way to love them.

“A Christ-Centric Mindset”

A boat left untied will drift to wherever the currents carry it. Our minds operate similarly. Unless anchored to a Christ-centric foundation, one’s thoughts wander amid a competing gamut of voices, priorities and random distractions. Fortunately, Scripture guides us to the welcoming base of Jesus Christ. Ray Higdon, CEO of the Higdon Group, coaches executives to be focused and mentally sharp. If we secure ourselves to Christ’s dock, we need never fear drifting away again.