Lessons for Leaders


Lessons for Leaders Luncheon

Featuring Author/Speaker Jason Jaggard

Jason is a key speaker, author and social innovator for cultural change.  His writings, keynotes and workshops focus on the topics of community, leadership, creativity and spirituality.  His first book, Spark:  Transform Your World One Small Risk at a Time, explores how the habit of taking healthy risks can help us become the kinds of people we long to be and create the kinds of teams we long to be on.  He is the CEO/Founder of Spark Good, a company passionate about creating tools, media and communities that unleash human potential.  Jason is the inventor of Spark Groups, a small group experience that over 10,000 people have participated in worldwide. 

Before starting Spark Good, Jason worked for Erwin McManus at Mosaic.  He co-authored the small group material with Erwin McManus to CRAVE and Stand Against the Wind, available through LifeWay Resources.  Jason teaches at Pepperdine University and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Enjoy some wise words from a few of our visiting leaders...

Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke to an early morning Lessons for Leaders crowd on April 9, followed by a talk with students in chapel and an interview with Faith Radio's Neil Stavem. In this video taken during his radio interview, Huckabee shares thoughts on Christian leadership in culture increasingly opposing Christian thought and values. You can also listen to Gov. Huckabee's full conversation with Neil Stavem on Civility and Leadership.


Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada of Joni and Friends International spoke at Lessons for Leaders on March 31. She had a chance to chat with Faith Radio’s Neil Stavem while on campus. Hear in this video what she has to say about the church's response to suffering. You can hear the full conversation at myfaithradio.com


Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias, our Lessons for Leaders guest speaker on February 25, was interviewed by Faith Radio’s Neil Stavem while he was on campus. Catch a clip from that interview in this video or visit myfaithradio.com to hear the full interview. 


Rachel Cruze

Rachel Cruze is the edaughter of personal finance expert Dave Ramsey and member of a national speaking team teaching principles of stewardship and sound financial practices. She shared a special video message while she was on campus.


Jeff Bethke

Chapel also serves as a daily ministry to students, cultivating their faith through Bible-based messages, weekly musical worship and high-caliber speakers. One of these speakers, Jefferson Bethke, gave a message in chapel about why Jesus is greater than religion and recorded some bonus material below! 


Other 2013–14 Lessons for Leaders Speakers

Skye Jethani

Author of With and Futureville, Jethani is also a speaker, consultant, pastor and executive editor of Leadership Journal.

Eugene Cho

Minister at Quest Church in Seattle and founder/exective director of One Day's Wages, "a movement of people, stories and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty."