February 17, 2020
Beauty is culturally praised but it does not equate to security. Secure individuals have an unshakable sense of who they are. Their confidence enables them to build strong connections.
During the message, “4 Secrets to a Secure Woman,” from the collection of talks “Asking for a Friend,” Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. shows us four truths women should lean into to lead happy and healthy relationships.
Learning from Proverbs 31 we discover a secure woman knows her worth. She holds on tightly to God's promises, which teach her to rely on her inner beauty and character. She understands external charm inevitably fades, but fearing the Lord produces beauty beyond the eye, adding peace and value to the lives of those who surround her.
February 15, 2020
Goals do not determine success, systems do. There are systems to everything we do, and they are a direct result of what we've created or simply tolerated.
During Session 2 of Team Conference 2019, Pastor Craig Groeschel gives leadership a talk on implementing systems in day to day life. For us to evolve in both our goals and our relationship with God, we must consider the systems we create.
Systems support behaviors, which enable habits, that then deliver outcomes. Be encouraged to know that as you faithfully commit to a healthy system, God will be by your side helping you become all he intended you to be.
February 6, 2020
We become culture carriers for the sake of sharing the message of Christ. But exactly how do we effectively share the gospel with love?
During the VOUS Conference 2019 breakout session "Making Your Faith Attractive," Jason Kennedy and Pastor Carl Lentz give suggestions on maximizing the appeal of our faith journey.
When sharing faith, we ought to be mindful of how we approach others, caring to understand their point of view. And we can step out of our comfort zone since Jesus, our highest example, engaged with people who were on the fringes of different cultures. With a willingness to be vulnerable, influence can only grow. So let us continue generously sharing the truth with those who are willing to spend their time with us.
January 30, 2020
The inevitable process of growing happens to every person, whether they want it to or not. As Christians, each and every one of us is called to grow in the direction of leadership. A question to ask ourselves is not “Am I growing?” but “What direction am I growing in?”
At the first Team Leaders Meeting of the year, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. breaks down the topic ”Becoming a Leader” through the study of the greatest leader in the world, Jesus Christ.
Jesus lived a life of unity, selflessness, humility and obedience. When we choose to follow the example of Jesus we can impact the world around us for the better, becoming the leader God created us to be.
January 27, 2020
When we have to make a decision about a change in our lives, we want to make sure we weigh every option before making it final. It is easy to just make a choice based on what we feel in the moment, but not reflecting on the long term effects isn’t the best.
In “Becoming: Think It Through,” Pastor DawnCheré Wilkerson shares an insightful message about our thought process and how it can be transformed by the help of the Holy Spirit.
As we become who God has called us to be, it will take more than just having the right intentions. We have to think it through and not make quick responses with our temporary emotions.
Our walk with God is not based a pattern, but a personal relationship. For us to have the right thinking, we have to look at our lives through his eyes and replace lies from the enemy for his promises. It requires us to slow down and think it through.
January 24, 2020
The only thing more important than who we are today, is who we are becoming tomorrow.
As we close out our collection entitled "Becoming" Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr walks us through a guided prayer journey that reminds us who we are in Christ as we align ourselves with Him.
January 23, 2020
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Whether you are a photographer, writer, designer, or creator of any sort, the way your message is communicated is just as important as the content it carries.
During the VOUS Conference 2019 breakout “It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It,” VOUS Creative Director Sam Gualtieri and the creative department share on effective storytelling and provide practical resources that can be applied in a church, workplace, or community setting.
Jesus used parables to connect with people and present a compelling way for people to have a better life. In the same way, we can use the power of storytelling.
Stories set up the framework for what you want to say. Regardless of your experience, you may find yourself with a message you’re looking to share with the world, learn how to direct the narrative to positively impact culture.
January 20, 2020
Often times weakness is seen as failure, yet God would disagree. In fact, God gravitates towards our shortcomings.
Continuing the “Becoming” collection of talks, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. encourages us in the message, “Work Your Weakness.” In the journey of becoming, within our struggles we find God’s grace.
As we expose our vulnerabilities, God begins to bridge the gap between who we are today and who he has called us to be. Bringing light to our insecurities allows God to heal the areas we once disguised.