Stay the course

Life can be tough. Life in the ministry and in leadership can be even more challenging. After more than four decades in the ministry and working with hundreds of leaders, our greatest fulfillment comes from the opportunity to encourage leaders to stay the course God has them on. We like to think of ourselves as pretty good cheerleaders! Why? Because, even with all of of our perceived inadequacies, the thing we can do to really make a difference in the life of another leader is to pour courage in them. God has a great plan for your life and as we run this race, we all need someone on the sidelines cheering us on!

 Jonathan and Verna's wedding - June 1976

Jonathan and Verna's wedding - June 1976

 Jonathan and Verna speaking at the celebration for their 40th wedding anniversary and 40 years in ministry.

Jonathan and Verna speaking at the celebration for their 40th wedding anniversary and 40 years in ministry.

Staying the course in life requires gumption!

Gumption? Yes gumption! Gumption means aggressiveness, resourcefulness, courage, spunk and most important of all - guts! Life in the ministry is no joke and not to be taken lightly. This is why the Apostle Paul, in II Timothy 2: 1,3 (Amp) told Timothy to "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus". He then went on to say, "Take your share of the hardships…as a good first class soldier.” Why would we be told to be strong and endure hardship as a good first class soldier if there wasn’t the potential that the going would be tough?

This is a journey we all travel, so don’t go it alone.  Its our prayer that through biblically based insights and shared life experiences, you will fully come to know the courage and joy available to you and your family as you Stay The Course!  

What a gift life is to those who stay the course.
 - James 5:11 (MSG)