Leadership of Transparency and Compassion

Last week we gathered 93 of our leaders for our annual three-day training session. Every year, this is one of our most important events. We invited Bill Robinson, President Emeritus of Whitworth University, to speak to us about leadership. This topic selection came out of a critical look at feedback received from our staff. Our […]

Can We Really Pray Without Ceasing?

Is praying without ceasing an unreachable aspiration or is it really possible?    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. This year our leadership staff and the board of trustees are reading through a book titled “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young.  It is […]

CRISTA Looks Ahead to Week of Prayer

I believe 2012 will be banner year for CRISTA Ministries. We will begin the new year with a week of prayer, January 3-6.  As an organization, we are working to include each of our world-wide ministries. The week will start with a special devotion in the Schirmer Auditorium on the morning of Tuesday, January 3, and conclude on […]

Honoring the Christ-Like Character of Bob Reeverts

A long time friend and mentor of mine, Bob Reeverts (pictured right), graduated to heaven a few days ago.  I knew Bob and his wife, Ann, for 45 years. Bob was my Regional Director for Young Life in the Bay Area and later became the International Director for Young Life in Colorado Springs. More importantly, […]

Bill Robinson’s Incarnate Leadership

I like to read books on leadership. There are so many out there today—including some with dramatically opposing views. One of my personal favorites though, is Incarnate Leadership by Bill Robinson, former President of Whitworth University.  It is published by Zondervan and well worth the read.   Plus it is short and straight forward. I find […]