Why You Should Care About the Leadership Games

This season we’re going to tell you about Lionshare’s latest initiative – The Leadership Games. Why should you care? Because it’s an embodiment of what intentional discipleship can look like. Lionshare intentionally gathered older leaders who were interested in discipling younger leaders. They spent a year training and then came to the Leadership Games to meet young leaders who had been invited to take part and expressed a desire to have someone disciple them. They were split up by vocational field – those working in health and mental health professions; business; arts & entertainment; government, law & security; and the church. What happened and is it working?

Relinquishing Your Rights

We Americans love our rights. We talk about them, we demand them. It’s woven into the fabric of who we are. But as Christians, we need to be aware that relinquishing our personal rights is essential to living in obedience to Jesus. As we approach the end of 2023 and start thinking about 2024, ask yourself – what are the things you are holding onto that hinder you. Do you make deals with God? As the saying goes, if Jesus isn’t Lord of all, then he’s not Lord at all.

The Gift of Rest

We are well in the swing of the Christmas season.  For many, that means a daily crush of gift buying, holiday parties, Christmas cards, the end of the school semester and on and on. It’s all part of that relentless rush of life, but God intends for us to honor the Sabbath and to trust Him with our time – it’s His gift to us. We must allow God to guide us in incorporating rest into our lives intentionally. This includes seeking His presence, rejuvenating relationships, and finding mental and emotional rest. Lionshare’s founder and president Dave Buehring preached this sermon at Northway Christian Community in Pittsburgh on how God wants us to live and lead in peace, joy, and health, with a deep sense of His presence and purpose in our lives.

Books mentioned:
“Margin” by Dr. Richard Swenson
“The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer

What is the Leadership Games?

Lionshare held an event this summer called the Leadership Games. It was a different experience for two groups of people – the first, a set of older more seasoned leaders that prepared for a year to disciple a set of younger leaders in the ways of God. They met those young leaders at the Leadership Games in groups divided up by vocational field. Now, they are meeting for the next year to take them through Lionshare’s primary discipleship tool called “A Discipleship Journey” and learning how to apply Scriptural principles in their personal and professional lives. Faith Radio’s Carmen LaBerge who took part interviewed Dave Buehring about her experience as a leader and one of the hosts of the event.

Why Does God Want Us to Wait?

We all have something.  Something we’ve prayed about for a very long time.  Waiting is hard, but God does something in the midst of it.  He reveals His goodness through the work He is doing inside of us. God grows our dependence, aligns our hearts, and builds our trust in His timing.