March 30, 2010 – 4:24 am | Comments Off

Leaders and volunteers often struggle to find the time to connect with God while tackling work, family, and their volunteer service. I understand, as I’ve struggled with this from time-to-time as well. Let’s understand what true fellowship with God looks like and how we can focus our time to develop this fellowship.

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Leadership Essentials: Daily Worship
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Leadership Essentials: Seek Next
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Leadership Essentials: Seek First
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