Dear School Leaders (and all leaders): Below is a scriptural framework that helps me get through tough times. It is a bit long, but I hope it can encourage you. Scripture always has the answer, even for us as public leaders. We must not only remember Who called us but also how to access His… Continue reading A Scriptural Framework for Leadership During Crisis
School Leader Bible Study Called to Public Schools Week of August 11, 2019 by Tom Deighan In the next few weeks, most schools in our great nation will be back in session. Some educators will return to their jobs, but many will return to something more, for the public schools of America are filled with… Continue reading Called to Public Schools
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Servant-Leader Bible Study Compassion: God’s Energy Drink November 17, 2020 by Tom Deighan If we are honest, sometimes it just makes us to feel better when other leaders confess that they are struggling too. During all this commiserating, it is common to desire to get away and shut it all out for just a few… Continue reading Compassion: God’s Energy Drink
Servant Leader Bible Study When You Cannot Satisfy Anyone October 19, 2020 by Tom Deighan Many school leaders, educators and other public leaders no longer feel like public servants, they feel like public targets! After months of turmoil, nothing you say or do seems to satisfy, and no decision is the right one. People shoot… Continue reading When You Cannot Satisfy Anyone
School Leader Bible Study Your Calling to S.C.H.O.O.L. October 6, 2020 by Tom Deighan I was big for a third-grader, but I was no match for Petey. Most people cast a shadow; Petey provided shade. I never knew what grade he was in, but he was the only kid in elementary with a mustache, and… Continue reading Your Calling to S.C.H.O.O.L.
School Leader Bible Study Leading Through the Wilderness: Hurting Leaders August 28, 2020 by Tom Deighan Few leaders I know are very good at self-care – it’s just not how most of you are geared. As servant leaders, you automatically put other people first, but the COVID wilderness has stretched you way beyond the usual… Continue reading Leading Through The Wilderness: Hurting Leaders
School Leader Bible Study Leading Through the Wilderness: Ready to Forgive Week of August 16, 2020 by Tom Deighan We all have a decision to make right now, and it is not an easy one: the decision to forgive. Whether you have started school, restarted your business, opened your church, or reopened your community –… Continue reading Leading Beyond the Wilderness: Ready to Forgive
School Leader Bible Study Leading Through the Wilderness: Mobs Happen Week of July 12, 2020 by Tom Deighan Exodus 15 commemorates Israel’s miraculous escape from Egypt with the “Song of Moses” and the “Song of Miriam.” The world’s most powerful army had been humiliated by a group of escaping slaves. Just imagine the joy and… Continue reading Leading Through The Wilderness: Mobs Happen
School Leader Bible Study Leading Through the Wilderness: Time to Prepare Week of June 28, 2020 Just as abruptly as Israel’s wilderness experience began, it ended, but they were ready: Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying . . . within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess… Continue reading Leading Through the Wilderness: Time to Prepare
School Leader Bible Study Leading Through the Wilderness: Transformation or Trap Week of June 14, 2020 by Tom Deighan We all remember the iconic scene in The Ten Commandments as Charlton Heston descends from the mountain of God with the stone tablets: his hair bleached white and his face bronzed from being in the presence… Continue reading Leading Through the Wilderness: Transformation or Trap?