An Unlikely Mentor


by Christine A. Scheller I don’t live the kind of life that includes friends whose obituaries are featured inThe New York Times. And yet, there I was one December morning riding the DC Metro, scrolling through my daily headline news email, when I was stopped short by a friend’s obituary. Ours was an unlikely pairing on the [Read More...]

A Letter to My Younger Self: Three Crucial Needs in Your Life


by Bob Robinson “Keep on with the talents that the Lord has given you. You weren’t put on earth to be a loner. If you are a loner, you have real problems ahead of you.” This is part of the advice that Richard Eckart, 80, would give if he could write a letter to his younger [Read More...]

[VIDEO] How can a mentor help?


I was recently talking with one my mentors (in ministry). He asked me what God has been teaching me. The question made me think pertty hard about what I’ve been learning from Him, not just what Ive been doing for Him. I’ve always been active in ministry. However, whether it’s ministry, work, or personal life, it’s not always about how much you do. After stepping back and brushing away all of the… [Read more...]

VIDEO: How Important Is Mentoring?


If you think about most of the major life-decisions you’ve made, there was probably someone there giving you feedback and advice. Am I right? We may not always call that person a “mentor,” but they do tend to function according to the definition of one. [Read more...]

Mentors, Money, & Personal Development

wide angle skyscraper

If you want to be an elite leader, you’ll need mentors, money, and personal development. Building upon research reported in his Pulitzer Prize nominated book,Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite, Laity Leadership Institute Senior Fellow and Rice University sociologist D. Michael Lindsay mined this startling new data about the factors that help elite leaders advance in their careers. [Read more...]