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Look to Him (from Lead Like Jesus) ____________________________________ What journey does God have you on right now? What challenges do you face? Whatever your answer to these questions, know that you are not alone today. God is with you. God is on your side. He is the source of life, life eternal, life as it was meant to be lived. Jesus longs to help you find your way. Seek Him and find life. Look to His example. Follow His ways. Allow Him to lead you, and trust Him to do so. SCRIPTURE: The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. —Colossians 1:15-17 PRAYER: Jesus, we look to You. Be exalted in our lives, as we lead like You, and pray in Your name, Amen. <>< __________________________________________ Want to go deeper? Join us for the Lead Like Jesus Encounter workshop on October 28-29. Read more and register HERE: www.equippedforlifemn.org/lead-like-jesus-encounter-workshops

First Look Within (from Lead Like Jesus)
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As leaders, we are often outwardly focused. We see things that need to be done, people that need to be directed, challenged, and encouraged. We see situations requiring input and direction. To be effective in what God calls us to do, we need to focus inwardly before trying to exert our influence. Time to worship, to acknowledge God as the source of life, and the One whom we seek to please; time to allow Him to minister to our souls and re-calibrate our hearts; time to hear His wisdom and direction; these are essential practices. Exalting God inwardly leads to exalting God outwardly.

SCRIPTURE:

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
—Psalm 46:10

PRAYER:

O Lord, still our anxious thoughts. Tune our hearts to Your presence, Your Spirit, Your greatness and goodness, Your power and sovereignty. Be exalted in, through, and among us, we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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*** NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ***
Please register using the ticket URL.
Contact us if you are unable to afford registration.

The Good Shepherd Christian Schools (Equipped for Life: Bible Training Center) and Joyful Life Church invite you to attend this "Lead Like Jesus" Encounter leadership development workshop.

Packed with 10+ hours of action-oriented learning followed by weekly online E-Lessons, the Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven weekend that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus Christ.

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Who Should Attend?

* Business Leaders
* Managers
* Pastors
* Coaches
* Team Leaders
* Human Resource Professionals
* Board Members
* Teachers
* Parents
* YOU! If you desire greater personal and professional influence!

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The workshop will run from 5-9pm on Friday (Oct 28) and from 9am-4pm on Saturday (Oct 29). Registration covers the cost of course materials, Saturday morning snacks, and lunch on Saturday.

We are blessed to be partnering with Osseo United Methodist Church to host this workshop. Enter the church at the "Education" door on the north side of the building.
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Lead Like Jesus Encounter

October 28, 2016, 5:00pm - October 29, 2016, 4:00pm

*** NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED *** Please register using the ticket URL. Contact us if you are unable to afford registration. The Good Shepherd Christian Schools (Equipped for Life: Bible Training Center) and Joyful Life Church invite you to attend this "Lead Like Jesus" Encounter leadership development workshop. Packed with 10+ hours of action-oriented learning followed by weekly online E-Lessons, the Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven weekend that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus Christ. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who Should Attend? * Business Leaders * Managers * Pastors * Coaches * Team Leaders * Human Resource Professionals * Board Members * Teachers * Parents * YOU! If you desire greater personal and professional influence! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The workshop will run from 5-9pm on Friday (Oct 28) and from 9am-4pm on Saturday (Oct 29). Registration covers the cost of course materials, Saturday morning snacks, and lunch on Saturday. We are blessed to be partnering with Osseo United Methodist Church to host this workshop. Enter the church at the "Education" door on the north side of the building.

LET THE LEADER IN YOU SHOW

Joyful Life Church is partnering with The Good Shepherd Christian Schools and Osseo United Methodist Church to bring you a Lead Like Jesus Encounter!

Packed with 10+ hours of action-oriented learning followed by weekly online (delivered via email) E-Lessons, Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven leadership development workshop that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus.

We would love to see you there.

(Registration required)
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Lead Like Jesus Encounter

July 22, 2016, 5:00pm

== NOTE: All attendees must register using the Ticket URL == Packed with 10+ hours of action-oriented learning followed by weekly online E-Lessons, Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven leadership development workshop that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus. Who Should Attend? * Business Leaders * Managers * Pastors * Coaches * Team Leaders * Human Resource Professionals * Board Members * Teachers * ANYONE who desires greater personal and professional influence! Benefits of experiencing Encounter * Align your Heart, Head, Hands and Habits with the transformative leadership model of Jesus, the greatest Leader of all time. * Discover the difference between power-based and love-based leadership * Uncover how pride and fear are inhibiting your individual and organizational effectiveness * Acquire practical tips for measuring performance and navigating those you lead through change * Establish meaningful goals that are rooted in your God-defined vision and core values to help guide you in decision making * Build daily habits that will foster personal growth and drive long-term success * Learn practical skills for coaching those you lead, following the Way of the Carpenter

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The Good Shepherd Christian Schools (Equipped for Life: Bible Training Center) and Joyful Life Church invite you to attend this "Lead Like Jesus" Encounter leadership development workshop.

Packed with 10+ hours of action-oriented learning followed by weekly online E-Lessons, the Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven weekend that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus Christ.

*** NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ***
Purchase tickets using the link above.
Contact us if you are unable to afford registration.

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Who Should Attend?

* Business Leaders
* Managers
* Pastors
* Coaches
* Team Leaders
* Human Resource Professionals
* Board Members
* Teachers
* Parents
* YOU! If you desire greater personal and professional influence!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The workshop will run from 5-9pm on Friday (Jan 15) and from 9am-4pm on Saturday (Jan 16). Registration covers the cost of course materials, Saturday morning snacks, and lunch on Saturday.

We are blessed to be partnering with Osseo United Methodist Church to host this workshop. Enter the church at the "Education" door on the north side of the building.
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Lead Like Jesus Encounter

January 15, 2016, 5:00pm - January 16, 2016, 5:00pm

The Good Shepherd Christian Schools (Equipped for Life: Bible Training Center) and Joyful Life Church invite you to attend this "Lead Like Jesus" Encounter leadership development workshop. Packed with 10+ hours of action-oriented learning followed by weekly online E-Lessons, the Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven weekend that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus Christ. *** NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED *** Purchase tickets using the link above. Contact us if you are unable to afford registration. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who Should Attend? * Business Leaders * Managers * Pastors * Coaches * Team Leaders * Human Resource Professionals * Board Members * Teachers * Parents * YOU! If you desire greater personal and professional influence! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The workshop will run from 5-9pm on Friday (Jan 15) and from 9am-4pm on Saturday (Jan 16). Registration covers the cost of course materials, Saturday morning snacks, and lunch on Saturday. We are blessed to be partnering with Osseo United Methodist Church to host this workshop. Enter the church at the "Education" door on the north side of the building.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd <>< ...

Focusing on the names of Christ during the Christmas season can help you and your family learn more about Him. In the Old Testament the Hebrew culture placed a great emphasis on names. Character qualities were associated with different names; parents would give a child a name they hoped would prove prophetic—a quality that child would embody. In the same way, many Christian parents today choose the names of their children with the hope that these names will encourage those children to develop certain godly qualities. Josiah, for example, means "God supports," and David means "beloved one." If you look through the Bible, you will find many different names used for Jesus Christ. My family has found that focusing on the names of Christ during the Christmas season can provide many opportunities for adults and children to learn there is so much more than just the sweet Christmas ceremony to celebrate. Nothing is more precious than seeing how we honor His name. As you learn the meaning behind the names of Christ, you learn more about Him and the difference He makes in our lives. Today let's look at The Good Shepherd. "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep." —John 10:11 God put His shepherd here on this earth to be our shepherd. You see Him in John 10 as the shepherd in charge of the sheepfold, and whose sheep follow Him, and have eternal life. Scripture says that God knows His sheep, which is exciting to me. A shepherd's staff functions as both a prod to get sheep to move and a crook to pull them in line and protect them. Among the dumbest of all animals, sheep will literally eat as they walk, not looking where they are going, and go right off the side of a mountain. They can be caught in a briar patch because of their wool. Their shepherd will go down and put that crook around their neck, and he'll lift them up and rescue them. You can celebrate at Christmas that Jesus always cares for you in this same way, and He can always rescue you. #goodshepherd bit.ly/1RZHBwM

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*** REGISTER TODAY! ***

Today is the last day to register for our "How to Study" seminar. The seminar is scheduled for TOMORROW (Nov 7) and we pray that the Holy Spirit nudges those who are sensing a need to dig deeper in the Word.
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We hosted a "How to Study" seminar last night and had such a great time. We enjoyed great engagement with all of the participants! Thank you for joining us! 😀

For those who might be interested in learning how to study the Bible in a powerfully impactful way, we have another seminar scheduled for November 7th. We encourage everyone to prayerfully consider attending.

If you've already attended one of these seminars in the past, we encourage you to share this post and let others know about this learning opportunity.

www.equippedforlifemn.org/how-to-study-seminars

For all who will be joining us, please register using this link so that we can be ready to provide resources to everyone.
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FALL QUARTER REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Hi everyone! We thank you for your patience and interest as we prepare to launch our fall classes. We are exploring some calendar changes that will aligns the schedule with other school calendars.

Watch for updates soon! 🙂
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Today's Prayer (from Prime Time with God)
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Dear God, today I lift up all teachers to You. I pray for Your anointing upon their lives, their work, their ministry. I pray You will give them wisdom, knowledge, guidance, patience, love, protection, understanding, insight and everything they need to be a positive life-changing influence upon those they teach. I pray You will keep them safe from all harm and evil. I pray You will bring to their minds the lessons and information they need to teach and the ability and skills to do what is good, right, and best in every situation. I pray that each one will not see their profession and standing as just a job, but as an opportunity to make a difference in lives and show Your love to others. May they be salt and light in this world. May they rely on Your strength and grace each and every day to accomplish that which You would have them do. Bless them, father, as Your servants and children. And may they be a blessing to others with whom they work and teach. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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This is an awesome list. It's just the beginning. Would you like to learn more about what God wants us to know, to remember, to embrace, to live out?
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This list is a good start of all that He wants you to know!

Jesus is THE reason for the season of Christmas.

We invite you to register for one or more of our winter quarter classes. You can find course information on our web site here: www.equippedforlifemn.org/winter-registration

We encourage you to prayerfully consider giving the gift of a scholarship donation at this Christmas time. You'll find a scholarship donation button on our web site, too.
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The Good Shepherd Christian Schools / Equipped For Life updated their cover photo. ...

The Good Shepherd Christian Schools / Equipped For Life updated their cover photo. ...

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