7 Ways to Deepen Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, this article will inspire your servant leadership and give you some actionable steps to deepen your gratitude!

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are you particularly thankful for at this time in your life?
  2. Which of the seven suggested methods do you need to incorporate into your leadership?

Who Will Replace Eugene Peterson and Other Great Leaders?

We lost a great Christian leader when Eugene Peterson died on October 22, 2018. This blog post by Carey Nieuwhof not only remembers Eugene, but also points us toward great leadership including a podcast link to one of his last interviews. (If you’re not familiar with Peterson, this article will introduce you and this one reminds us of the importance of character.)

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the seven “voices of depth” that Nieuwhof writes about do you struggle with most?
  2. What practical steps can you take to develop this depth of character in your life and ministry?

Why Leadership Matters

In simple, but powerful words author, speaker, pastor and teacher Ed Stetzer reminds us of why leadership matters so much for the church and the world!

Discussion Questions:

  1. Of the three areas identified by Stetzer, which do you think is most often disregarded?
  2. How can you grow your own leadership in one of these three areas?

Be Strong and Courageous

Watch this video to get some inspiration from God who speaks to Joshua, and to us, in the midst of great challenges and difficult times!

Downloads to share or edit for local use:  Joshua 1:9 graphic and PowerPoint slides

Go deeper by studying Joshua 1. You might also be blessed by these thoughts from Thom Rainer, this article in Forbes magazine or Bill Hybels’ book on courageous leadership.

Discussion Questions:

  1. As you look out over your “promised land,” what is one thing that makes you “frightened and dismayed?”
  2. What is one way you can “not turn from the right hand or to the left, so that you may be successful” in your ministry?