Christian Living


One Conference Every Christian Leader Must Attend

I'm a conference junkie. If I had to choose the BEST leadership conference based on quality, cost, location, ROI, it's, hands down, Catalyst Conference. In fact, I've been attending Catalyst for the last 3 consecutive years, and one of my dreams is to be on a main stage speaker! Conceived as a next-generation leaders conference in 1999 by Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, John Maxwell, Lanny Donoho, and several young leaders, Catalyst was created to meet the felt-need that existed within the church leader space; a leadership event that focused on a new generation of ...

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10 Leadership Principles I Learned from Dosan Ahn Chang Ho

In the city of Riverside, California, three statues stand in the heart of downtown. These statues portray Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dosan Ahn Chang Ho - three men who have sacrificed for ideals larger than themselves. You may recognize the first two. But who on earth is Dosan Ahn Chang Ho? You can't talk about the modern Korean history without mentioning the remarkable feats of Dosan Ahn Chang Ho. Born in 1878 Dosan, his pen name, was a prominent Korean activist who fought for the independence of Japanese occupation of Korea. He died on March ...

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Michael Oh on Connecting Influencers and Ideas for Global Mission

I’m live blogging at the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) Outcomes Conference in Dallas, TX.  The theme of the Outcomes Conference is “Perspectives.” Perspectives are about where we as Christian leaders and organizations have journeyed together these past 40 years, where we are today, and God’s plan for the future. Michael "Young-Suk" Oh is Executive Director/CEO of the Lausanne Movement. Michael is of Korean descent, born in America. Michael received his BA, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed an MDiv at Trinity ...

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3 Ways to Prevent Mission Drift | Peter Greer

I'm live blogging at the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) Outcomes Conference in Dallas, TX.  The theme of the Outcomes Conference is “Perspectives.” Perspectives are about where we as Christian leaders and organizations have journeyed together these past 40 years, where we are today, and God's plan for the future. Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. I wrote my eulogy when I turned 40. So, in my talk, I want ...

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Tony Evans on Raising Leaders with Kingdom Perspective

I'm live blogging at the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) Outcomes Conference in Dallas, TX.  The theme of the Outcomes Conference is “Perspectives.” Perspectives are about where we as Christian leaders and organizations have journeyed together these past 40 years, where we are today, and God's plan for the future. Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet ...

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How a Steward Leader Leads During Crisis

I'm live blogging at the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) Outcomes Conference in Dallas, TX.  The theme of the Outcomes Conference is “Perspectives.” Perspectives are about where we as Christian leaders and organizations have journeyed together these past 40 years, where we are today, and God's plan for the future. Scott Rodin leads an organization called The Steward's Journey where it's mission is "to equip and inspire God’s people to be free and joyful stewards of life." Here is a summary of his insightful talk on stewardship leadership in the crucible of ...

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How to Lead in the Crucible of Crisis

I'm live blogging at the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) Outcomes Conference in Dallas, TX.  The theme of the Outcomes Conference is “Perspectives.” Perspectives are about where we as Christian leaders and organizations have journeyed together these past 40 years, where we are today, and God's plan for the future. Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College, conducted the largest in-person studies on leadership (550 interviews), including a decade of research. Interviews included former presidents Bush, Carter and 80 cabinets in the White House. Michael wanted ...

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[Infographic] How to Find Your Calling In Your 20’s

Share this Image On Your Site <br /> <a href="http://paulsohn.org/quarter-life-calling/"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-7810" src="http://paulsohn.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/infographic-04-3.jpg" alt="infographic-04 (3)" width="780" height="3026" /> </a><br />

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10 Most Influential Christian Leaders Pick 5 Most Influential Books

As an avid reader, I'm always looking out for "great" books to read. I came across this fascinating personal reading survey of world-renowned Christian leaders conducted by R. Kent Hughes, author of "Disciplines of a Goldy Man." Specific questions asked on the survey were: What are the five books, secular or sacred, which have influenced you most? Of the spiritual books which have influenced you, which is your favorite? What is your favorite novel? What is your favorite biography? I pray you'll find these books immensely helpful in your spiritual ...

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Interview with Larry Osborne: How to Lead Well

Last month I attended StickyTeams conference in San Diego. I had the privilege of interviewing Larry Osborne, senior pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, CA. During that time, North Coast has grown from a fledging group of 128 meeting in a rented high school cafeteria to a multi-site church ministering to over 11,000 in weekend attendance. He has a passion for helping Christian leaders in both the secular and church world succeed and bring glory to God.Larry has a passion for leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship.  As a nationally recognized trainer of ...

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