Leadership: Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast

Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast

Join conversations designed to help leaders go further faster by subscribing to the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. Each month, Andy discusses leadership principles developed over 20 years of leading a multifaceted organization and interviewing incredible leaders that are making huge impacts on their organizations and communities.

iTunes Reviews

This is a must listen for any leader. Andy knocked it out of the park as usual. Every leader both within the church and outside of the church should listen to this. Andy is a great communicator. Thanks so much for this Leadership Podcast. I shared it with our entire staff.

— Josh Britt


Spiritual Tool: The Bible App for Kids

This is a great family devotional app for kids. Great for kids and great for their parents.

The Bible App for Kids is the newest member of the YouVersion family of apps. Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free!

Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids is a delight-filled experience designed to encourage kids to return again and again. It’s the beginning of a lifelong love of God’s Word.

• Easy, kid-friendly navigation
• Colorful illustrations
• Touch-activated animations
• Engaging, interactive content that brings the Bible to life
• Fun facts and activities designed to help kids remember what they learn
• Special challenges that let kids earn rewards

Life Tool: Prayer Notebook

This is my favorite prayer app. One that was recommended to me by a good friend and pastor of the church I attend.

Prayer Notebook

App Store Description:

Have you ever told someone you would pray for them only to see them again a few days later and realize you had forgotten? Us too! That is why we made Prayer Notebook. We want you to be able to organize your prayer life so that you can focus on what’s most important, prayer.

Prayer Notebook has been downloaded 70,000+ times and has been called the “Best Prayer App” by NY Times best-selling author Ann Voskamp!

Designed to be your personal prayer assistant, you can use Prayer Notebook to:

• Focus on intentional prayer in fullscreen prayer mode
• Schedule prayers daily, weekly, monthly or for a specific day
• Assign a contact to your prayer
• Organize your prayers into categories
• Attach a photo to a prayer
• Set a reminder alert for prayers to remind you to pray at a specific time or date
• Update prayer information directly from your prayer list
• Send a message to your contacts when you have prayed for them
• Mark prayer requests as answered

Simply rotate your phone on any prayer list and enter fullscreen Prayer Mode is perfect for quiet times and quickly looking at all the details of a prayer in one place.

Never forget a prayer request again, simplify and organize your prayers with Prayer Notebook today and watch your list of answered prayers grow!

S.M.A.R.T. Goal: Spiritual Growth

Today I wanted to take a first pass look at spiritual growth with some S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Merry Christmas: Let’s celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ

The Birth of Jesus Christ

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.