Jimmy Mellado: What Leadership and the Decathlon Have in Common

I have constantly found that my athletic experience informs my leadership. Winning, losing, discipline, goals, character, strategy, focus, disappointment, set-backs, victories, teamwork, injuries, resource allocation, time-management, energy management—they’re all a part of leading an organization.

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Life Without God is Meaningless

At 12 years old, Edgar made a commitment to God and decided to give Him his future. Since that time, God has been accomplishing the purpose He set for Edgar.

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Welcoming Our New President and CEO, Jim Mellado

After a three year process and much prayer, our President and CEO Wess Stafford is passing the baton of ministry leadership to Jim Mellado. For 20 years, Jim served as president of the Willow Creek Association and will become the fifth president in our 61-year history.

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Oneness: A Place of Genuine Encouragement

God and the people encouraged Joshua. The biggest encouragement for anyone is confirmation from God and the people around him.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Up!

Leaders do not have a monopoly on great ideas. The best suggestions for change sometimes come from people on the ground.

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Unfaithfulness

Nothing speaks to others more loudly than a leader’s faithfulness. Effective leaders gather for others and then give away.

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Lead with Love

It is very easy for leaders to see people’s strengths through love. Love even makes it easier to correct or discipline the people you lead.

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How Can Teen Leaders Influence Others?

Although he’s young, Axel is very mature and respectful in the way he talks and treats his friends. He is a good and intelligent child. Other teenagers follow him and respect him.

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Doing the Right Thing: A Man Who Took No Bribe

While Patrick was working as an intern at a pharmaceutical company, he was asked repeatedly to pass a drug that had harmful chemicals in it. In fact, Patrick was offered 10 million Ugandan shillings — enough for him and his family to buy land and a new house.

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If You Build it, He Will Come

Yesterday was Father’s Day in the Dominican Republic. It’s no coincidence that the day we handed out uniforms to these young men and boys is a day that represents the absence of a father for many of them.

When we arrived at the batey, we assembled all of the parents for a meeting. The assembly was mostly mothers and the lack of fathers present at the meeting was very noticeable.

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Inverting the Triangle

Philippians 2:3-8 adds value to the concept of servant leadership.

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