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Leadership = Relationship

team leader talking with diverse coworkers at meeting

Some things just go together, don’t they? Salt and pepper; socks and shoes; pins and needles; nuts and bolts; and cake and ice cream. We have visual associations with pairs of items like bride and groom, paper and pencil, and hugs and kisses. Thinking along similar lines, it’s difficult to think about leaders without thinking about their relationships.

Be like Christ: How to Grow in Christlikeness

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To be honest, I feel as if I am the last person who should be writing about Christlikeness. My sin has been evident today, illuminating the selfish, insecure, and harsh parts of my soul that, despite my efforts to crush them, still loom.

Putting Feet to Your Faith

One of the most important parts of missions is not just learning, but doing. That's what Children's Missions Day (CMD) is all about. During CMD, kids get the opportunity to put feet to what they've learned. They get to be on mission, maybe for the first time.

It's More than Compassion

As a former classroom teacher, I wanted the children in my care to be compassionate toward each other, the members of our school, and our community.

How Can You Grow in Christlikeness?

Kerri Johnson with Graffiti 2 Works WorldCrafts artisans

What does it mean to grow in Christlikeness? The obvious answer is to continuously become more like Christ—in your attitudes and actions as well as in your interests and intents. Sounds like a daunting task, doesn’t it?

Missions inspiration underscores WMU board meeting

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – From Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida, WMU board members and state leaders from across the U.S. gathered at national WMU in Birmingham for their biannual board meeting, Jan. 11–13.

Turbulence Ahead

Ding. You hear the sound and look up to see the airplane’s warning light overhead to show you need to buckle your seat belt. The pilot announces that there is some turbulence ahead, and asks all passengers and flight attendants to take their seats and fasten their seat belts.

Focus on WMU/CMD

Focus on WMU

Mission Friends may be the most energetic part of WMU! Preschoolers are lively, and they learn about missions in many creative ways. Highlight Mission Friends as part of Focus on WMU during the week of February 10-16, 2020.

How to Use Your Gifts: Be You and Flourish

young woman with backpack in snow

I took a spiritual gifts test, one of those online tests where you answer 50 questions and it tells you what your gifts are, and to be honest, I didn’t entirely disagree. It told me mine were discernment, exhortation, faith, mercy, and administration.

Children's Missions Day: A Family Affair!

As a leader for children’s missions in your church, how can you encourage more parents to be supportive of Children’s Missions Day (CMD)?

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