Leadership

Where Are the Magic Bricks?

Have you ever stepped out in faith to follow God's will only to feel like God didn’t go with you? In this session, Tim Dilena discusses what we should do when the first step of obedience feels like we made a mistake. God is teaching us how to get back up and keep going after we've been knocked down following the Lord's call.

Spiritual Leadership

Church leaders in America are increasingly operating in a culture like what Daniel experienced in Babylon. They are facing pressure to succumb to social expectations and demands for entertainment. In this session, John Bailey discusses how believers and pastors in particular can find the strength to stand strong against the world.

Dancing for Joy Together

World Challenge Staff

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand” (Philippians 4:4-5, ESV). 

Scriptures often discuss celebration, and God actually instituted several holidays for his people to rest and worship him. The art of celebration is a regular practice in the Old Testament, and it is echoed in the future wedding feast of the Lamb discussed in Revelation.

Passing on the Torch

Rachel Chimits

As leaders of ministries, churches or general communities, do we help and prepare future leaders or try to stop and silence them because they’re different?

Martin Luther wrote to his longtime mentor and friend Spalatin upon receiving the church’s summons to the Diet of Worms. Given the vitriol that the Pope and Rome was spewing forth, this meeting looked like the end of the road.

Go Down to the Valley

Rachel Chimits

We often talk about and praise mountaintop experiences, but what if we prized walking through the valleys just as much?

In 1 Kings, Israel had just won a monumental victory against their enemies. God had promised them that he would hand these attacking nations over to them, but that might’ve been easy to forget in the wake of the battle. This wasn’t the end of their troubles, though.

At the Head of the Pack

Rachel Chimits

Everyone is under a leader, whether they like it or not, but the question remains of whether that leader is a good one.

What defines a good Christian leader?

If we want to be safely generic, we might say that it’s someone who “follows God.” In all honesty, though, there are a lot of people who follow God who would still make very poor leaders.

Pastor, You Don't Have to Hide Your Hurts

In the wake of Jarrid Wilson’s death, it is more important than ever to be aware of mental illness and spiritual attack, particularly for pastors. In response, Gary Wilkerson discusses the unique nature of depression for church leaders. He also opens up about how people in the church can help their pastors.