Resilient Leadership in Turbulent Times

September 6, 2020 • Mike Stubbs

Leadership is required for everything in life – family, career, faith and social circles. A resilient leader is a spouse, a parent, a faith-influencer, a co-worker, a friend, etc., who sees failures, challenges or calamity as only temporary setbacks they can recover from quickly. They maintain a positive attitude and a strong sense of opportunity during periods of turbulence. When faced with uncertain times, a resilient leader finds ways to move themselves, and those they are responsible for, forward while communicating a reassuring outcome. We are each given leadership responsibility in given circles, so let’s discuss it together.

The Word of God and the Believer

October 25, 2020 • Mike Stubbs

What if the most powerful, life-changing force in the universe lived inside of you? Would it do any good if you were unaware of it or failed to use it? When you embraced Christ, you were united in spirit with the Word of God and that changes everything! Today we will study the relationship between the believer and the Word of God.

What to Do When Plans Don't Work Out

October 18, 2020 • Mike Stubbs

Everyone has times when things don’t go according to plan. Responses can range from quick confident adjustment to devastating paralyzing emotional trauma. What is the believer to do in a world that is constantly changing? How are we to respond to our sovereign God who changes up our plans on a moment’s notice? There are answers in the scriptures that lead us to confident, courageous living.

You Are a Blessing and Not a Curse

October 11, 2020 • Mike Stubbs

Within its local gatherings, the Church of Jesus Christ is remarkably diverse in its theological spectrum, understanding of grace, freedom from the Law, general maturity and opinions of other believers. Since it took over 300 years to formally establish our understanding of the divine nature of Jesus Christ at the Nicene Council, we should offer a few years of grace for those less mature than ourselves to have time to grow. Theological understanding develops when human filters are removed, mostly through hard times, to read the Word of God in all its simplicity. In the meantime, the church should work hard to remain a place the tax collector, harlot, leper, broken Pharisee can flee to for compassion, comfort and healing instead of becoming a hardened religious institution quick to discipline and kick out those who fall short of perceived but not real ideals of Jesus Christ instead of working hard to make space for personal spiritual growth.