Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor Recently a number of our Senior Staff members read together the book Onward by Howard Shultz. It is the story of how Starbucks reinvented itself as a result of the economic crisis that began in early 2008. Business as usual was no longer the usual business. If Starbucks failed to […]

Read more

Emily Teterud: Associate Marketing Director What comes to mind when someone points out good leadership? Good speaking skills? Someone who can motivate and direct a crowd? Vision and goal-setting? Charisma? A dominant personality? Yes! I think of those things too. There are stereotypical characteristics that we tend to associate with the ideal leader. And rightly […]

Read more

Anthony Spencer – Ahwatukee Campus Producer I often find myself in leadership positions, but I don’t always feel like a leader.

Read more

Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor I have always tended to consider myself a reluctant leader. Much of that is because for most of my life I have chosen to measure any abilities or opportunities I might have against those who are the best in that area and concluded that since I don’t believe I […]

Read more

Alex Enabnit – Research Editor Today we had the opportunity to host Danielle Strickland, an Officer in the Salvation Army, for our Summit weekend. She spoke at the Global Leadership Summit last year and it was quite a privilege to have her at Central!

Read more

Bri Johns – Central Leadership Institute Pastor “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo This quote stirs in me a sense of incredible gratitude. Fred Dorado, my mentor when I was a teen, saw me as a lost, hurting adolescent, and helped me carve away my […]

Read more

Rachel Dotzler – Student Pastor, Mesa campus If you have heard these words or something similar to these words like I have, you have been lied to. Our society would like us to think that God has no place in schools nor does He exist within them. I understand that schools are not what they used […]

Read more

Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor I have always tended to consider myself a reluctant leader. Much of that is because for most of my life I have chosen to measure any abilities or opportunities I might have against those who are the best in that area and concluded that since I don’t believe I […]

Read more