Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Dealing with Conflict

Dealing with Conflict The effect of conflict on you and your relationship is impacted by 1) how much that person means to you, 2) the source of the conflict, and 3) how both of you respond. When we face conflict with a coworker, it can be an annoying and persistent burden until we deal with […]




Be Strong And Courageous, Session 6 (Call Others to Step Forward): Unmasked

Unmasked: identifying the true heroes in your Life by Chris James I love superhero movies. And, I’m fairly indiscriminate about them too. Superman, Batman, Ironman, X-Men — I like them all. Maybe it stems from the consummate little boy inside of me. Or maybe it’s because I have a subconscious desire to leap tall buildings […]




Be Strong And Courageous, Session 4 (Move Beyond Failure): The Artistry of God

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    The Artistry of God God creates a mosaic masterpiece from the shards of your life. Human beings are like snowflakes — there are no two alike. Everyone is utterly unique from everyone else, and that uniqueness can be seen in the physical, emotional, and mental makeup of any single person. What’s more, that […]




Be Strong And Courageous, Session 3 (Stick to God’s Plan): Heart for Haiti

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One man’s passion for the orphaned children living in the Land of Mountains. Jim Bryson has a nearly impossible assignment from God: build a leadership school for children in Haiti. There’s just one big catch — he doesn’t know anything about building a school. He’s totally dependent on God, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Passion for Orphans […]




Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): God Provides

Excerpt from Seasons of a Leader’s Life by Jeff Iorg (B&H, 2013) God Provides Matthew 8:14–15; Mark 1:29–31; Luke 4:38–39; Matthew 17:24–27; Luke 22:7–13 Early in Peter’s relationship with Jesus, he learned an essential lesson for ministry leaders: God provides. Jesus taught Peter this lesson through two separate incidents at Capernaum, along with a later […]




Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Being a Leader and How it Happens

Being a Leader and How It Happens The first leadership role I remember being elected or selected to was president of my church youth group. I don’t think there were any formal duties and the biggest qualification, it seemed, was to not be afraid to get up front, tell everyone to be quiet, and make some […]




Awake, Session 2 (Return to Your First Love): 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading

Ken Braddy offers some great tips for reading the Bible on a daily basis. 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading




Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): Just One Kind Word

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By: Threads staff If you know me, you know I am full of very strange stories, all of which are completely true. Yesterday, I added another tale to my ever-growing list. In addition to helping plant a new campus of my church, I teach a Bible study group for 10th grade guys. They keep me […]




Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Afloat and Alone

BY MICHAEL KELLEY When you start to drift, fight the current, and get back to Jesus. “We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away” (Hebrews 2:1). I don’t spend a lot of time on boats, but whenever I find myself on the water, I’m […]




Like No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): No Greater Life

Click here to listen to the LifeWay Worship song “No Greater Life” from BSFL Songs, Volume 1