The SABERS Cycle

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ISBN: 9781632695239

Author: Randy Raw & Kathy Raw



Christian leaders impact the business world, educational institutions, church ministries, civic organizations, government agencies and, most importantly, families. The SABERS Cycle: A Cutting-Edge Study on Responding to God introduces new insights on responses to God that increase cutting-edge sharpness and purposeful stability in the waves of adversity that confront all Christian leaders seeking to impact our world.

Responding to God instead of reacting to circumstances develops through practiced faith. The SABERS cycle Seeks, Acknowledges, Believes, Expects, Receives, and Surrenders to God’s love. Each life-changing response cuts to the “state of the heart” and points to a purposeful life in Christ. SABERS highlights heart-responses to Biblical principles of prayer (1 Thess. 5:17), praise (Heb. 13:15), and purpose (2 Tim. 1:9).

Scripture reveals the heart of relationship with God and guides through six cutting-edge responses.

  • Encouragement ensues as we Seek God’s Presence during difficult times.
  • Inspiration illuminates as we Acknowledge God’s Sovereignty in the unknown.
  • Renewal rejuvenates as we Believe God’s Character instead of doubts.
  • Assurance abounds as we Expect God’s Faithfulness to replace fear.
  • Motivation multiplies as we Receive God’s Grace instead of frustration.
  • Victory overcomes as we Surrender to God’s Love, the place of freedom.

Hope, joy, peace, and purpose reignite through responding to God.


The SABERS cycle establishes a Biblical foundation that transforms leaders. The primary audience includes Christian leaders who develop foundational views of leadership and impact communities by pursuing revolutionary change. SABERS is a 9-week stand-alone study for groups, couples or individuals with over 500 scripture passages, application questions and leadership challenges.


Randy met Kathy at Mizzou where they completed degrees in animal science and medical technology, respectively. They love creation and science. Randy’s love for creation earned him a graduate degree in reproductive physiology, which he promptly applied to his career in information technology. Kathy worked part-time in science and education while rearing their three children. Now she invests her years of science toward DIY projects and spontaneous experiments.


Randy and Kathy live in Columbia, Missouri with two collie dogs. Kathy responds to God’s call to love others through women’s ministry, teaching, short-term missions, and discipleship. Randy serves in leadership positions in church, short-term missions, Boy Scouts, community groups and information security professional organizations. He is a Ponemon Fellow and a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences.



Together, Randy and Kathy Raw teach SABERS leadership principles throughout the Midwest and blog at

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