From Seattle’s Roosevelt High School to the Soviet’s Kremlin DOUG has forged deep relationships with thousands of world leaders and wide-eyed teens. His is a life found in novels and movies. He’s at home with presidents, prime ministers and people who make the news and with us at His Deal. As President of Young Life, he led thousands who offered Christ to the next generation.
That broad-shouldered, Kevin Costner look-alike is head honcho at swanky, 5-star Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington, one of the nation's “Top 500 hotels” and the “Northwest's #1 Resort.” The former GM of the world-famous Beverly Hilton pampers his hospitality-plus team as well as his guests. Considering his record-setting performance as quarterback for the University of Washington, you would not expect one so humble. But since he willingly knows that God calls all the plays, Denny patiently waits to hear his Master’s voice.
When it seems like it's 'game on' against you, it matters who's calling your signals. After taking snaps for the Rams, 49ers, Seahawks and Eagles, JEFF still gets excited for Game Day. These days that occurs in a boardroom, at a men’s retreat or in a counseling session. Facing a wall of Goliaths who have quarterbacks for lunch, JEFF trains men to rely on the wisdom of God’s Playbook and His assistants who wrote it. It’s time to suit up. He’s about to take us into his huddle and reveal “3 Steps to Kick Your Blitzes.”
“How Will You Lead, Keeping Your Social Distance?” As a leader, it’s more important than ever to know how to read these chaotic times, to make sense of them, to understand our stakeholders’ pressing concerns, then lead by serving them passionately. His deep experience as an innovator, educator, author, entrepreneur and minister-to-the-marketplace uniquely position ANDRE to define reality and deliver a message of hope.
Imagine being with someone whose every word you want to capture for recall later as needed? You instantly trust him because he’s dangled over the rim of life’s ultimate canyon. And survived. A body surfing mishap mangled his body and could have stolen his will to live. But not so for this boy-ish quadriplegic package of joy and optimism. Custom-outfitted with the full armor of God, Todd has learned so much the hard way so that you can face calamities with confidence.
What can you learn from a man who’s worked inside two of the most productive Christian organizations ever, not counting the original disciples? He’s trained the people who’ve introduced Jesus to multiple millions all over the world. Mentored by our wise friend, Bobb Biehl, Bob’s credentials sparkle with awe and admiration for this teacher of teachers. He obsessively studies the practices of the greatest Communicator ever. And he’s “passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness.” Will you be one of those leaders?
You’ll get a new lens to see life by spending this joyful hour with the co-author of The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance. JOHN describes the powerful impact this book had on my family and millions of others: “Every child, in every home, deserves to have at least ONE person in their life who is CRAZY about them. The Blessing is a biblical tool that can help YOU communicate unconditional love as an unshakable foundation for HEALTH and wholeness – without spoiling or giving false praise to a child that crumbles as they face the challenges and hurts in real-life.”
This remarkably tireless grandpa has been Spec. Ass’t to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Dir. of Public Affairs of the Office of the Air Force Secretary. He flew our POW’s out of Hanoi and commanded the Warhawks jet acrobatic team. In his “retirement” he’s been Pres. of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Exec. Dir. of Campus Crusade’s global Military Ministry.
For 40 years hundreds of America’s top tier executives have relied on BOBB to teach them how to lead, plan, hire and fire. As an executive mentor and board member he’s invested some 50,000 hours in private sessions with some of the finest leaders of our generation. What he’s learned is all yours from the comfort of your shelter-in-place.
Dan is President of Loney Financial in Langley, B.C. He’s on the Advisory Council for Manulife Bank Canada, a worldwide financial services group. He’s a Director of Focus on the Family Canada. He and his wife Joy have raised 35 children, 14 of whom live with them now! They have a 100-child orphanage in Guatemala, lead Bobb Biehl consulting and leadership seminars
Raised in the home of a famous politician and pro sports star, you might think that success was a slam-dunk for Jeff. Au contraire. Living in a stratosphere where your every statistic is measured, and your performance is constantly compared with the best-in-class, your fellow travelers are stress, pressure and expectations. His eleven, up-and-down seasons as an NFL
In 1,500-plus speaking gigs in 1,000-plus schools Jonathan trains students, educators and parents in how to prepare tweens, teens and 20-somethings to be all God has equipped them tobe. His clients? Navy SEALs, Army National Guard, dozens of top tier universities, Rotary International, et al. His appearance on Focus on the Family’s radio broadcast was voted their “Best of the Year.” This affable, rising star knows what motivates today’s emerging generations. As a prolific author he’s on a roll with a string of Amazon Best Sellers and #1 New Releases. If you have young people in your life, this will be one of your most helpful, inspiring experiences.
One of the brightest stars ever in the Pacific Northwest, PAT built the biggest radio station in Seattle’s history, the one every musician and DJ wanted to be on…the first in America to play a Beatles record. Its audience was 7x larger than today’s most listened to Seattle stations. He ran the country’s largest concert promotion company, booking the earth’s biggest rock stars including Elvis. Along the way his glam life was hijacked by Jack Daniels and cocaine. But, thank God, this prodigal son has recently returned home. What a story!
If you and I worked for General Motors whose mission is to make the world’s finest automobiles, it would behoove us to get on board with that as our mission too. God’s Son said He came to earth “to seek and to save those who are lost.” In other words, those who are not on board with His mission. SEAN gets it! Since 2016 his innovative, online evangelism, while saturating social media, has welcomed more than 200,000 “lost” souls to God’s family. If this continues to grow at its current, year-over-year pace of 85%, his organization, Groundwire, will have led one million people to place their faith in Jesus Christ by the end of 2022. His video commercials are being viewed some 30,000,000 times per month! More than 200,000 viewers click through to his websites, JesusCares.com and WhenLifeHurts.com, and as many as 700 of them accept Jesus DAILY!
Blessed with a loving family and an education that opened a world of possibilities, still this 20-something, rough-and-ready Texan had no clue about how to make his mark in life. Now, many years later, CHESTER (“CHET”) STEWART is one of his state’s best-known, widely-honored, most generous business leaders. His career positions him at a turning point in his clients’ lives. Learn how one man finds the joy of living where you’d least expect it.
You’re in a serious jam. The year is 60-ish A.D. Your name is Epaphras. Normally unflappable, you seem to be unraveling. Having exhausted all your workarounds, you sorely need been-there-done-that wisdom that you can trust. Who’s your go-to guy?
“Life is endless frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.” That gem is traced to “Anonymous” who wanted to be unknown if quoted at a Bible study. Born as “Saul of Tarsus,” Paul’s nasty street cred preceded him for three decades while planting churches along the Mediterranean. While terrorizing Jesus Christ’s early converts, this well-intentioned religious hitman is supernaturally transformed. God taps the most unlikely, sincerely wrong zealot to tell the Gentile world “Messiah has come!”
In 2008 Oprah devoted all of her radio shows to teach A Course in Miracles, a book by an atheist. It claims (1) Jesus is not God, (2) Satan, evil, and sin do not exist, and (3) the Bible cannot be trusted. The author insists that Jesus dictated the book to her.
It's not easy to make a name for yourself when the person whose cleats you must fill is Sonny Sixkiller. But our keynote speaker did that in stride, setting Husky rushing records in the 1970s that were unapproachable for decades. After four years at the University of Washington, he began his all-star career in the hospitality industry, manning the front desk at Seattle's venerable
Jacob lied, stole, cheated, slandered and put himself first. (Sound like anyone you know?) Yet in His mercy God spoke comfort to Jacob and us: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Genesis 28:10–22).
Joseph is his father Jacob’s fair-haired boy, the first of two sons by his father’s favorite wife, Rachel. He reveals to his dad and his ten, envious half-brothers his dreams that one day they’ll bow to him. The technicolor robe which Joe’s doting Dad gives him is the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Genesis sets the Bible’s theme: “Man is incomplete without an intimate, Father/son relationship with God.” Understanding and wisdom begin with knowing Him. “Without faith it’s impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). No one illustrates this better than a guy named Joe who lived between 2000 and 1600 B.C., a golden age called Egypt’s Middle Kingdom.