I just returned from watching Les Mis and I would be in the majority reviewing it as a great film with a variety of complex themes ranging from faith, redemption, grace, forgiveness, duty, romance, hope, etc. However, the theme that caught my attention dealt with hope…more specifically-inspiration. Moments inspire us. People inspire us. Speeches [...]
In ministering to students it is important to reach them where they are and attempt to articulate and communicate knowledge in different ways. There are three major ways that all knowledge can be categorized under three domains: declarative, procedural, and contextual: 1. Declarative knowledge is information, including facts, events, concepts, and principles, that the learner needs to know, not what the [...]
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You know that animal that moves at lighting speed through the forest and trees? His prey never know he is coming? Yeah-you guessed it, the sloth. This guy has got it figured out. Even the look on his face tells you that everything is going to be okay.
Do you ever have the opportunity to preach or communicate Gods truth to a group of people? Have you ever heard God’s truth proclaimed? What are typical reactions that occur both in your heart and thoughts whether sharing or receiving? What will people think of me? Has this person put anytime into this message? What [...]
Buzz words that I heard this past week at the EFCA Challenge Conference 2012 were “leadership development”. I interacted with a few other youth pastors and they spoke of developing leaders, but it always seemed that there was a frustration with the results of that effort and energy.
Gravity + Glue. What are you attracting students with and what are you keeping them with? In establishing a vision for your ministry it is important to understand these two concepts.
This word gets tossed around far too many times and far too easily. We think someone older, with something to say/wiser is immediately put into this category of mentor. If they give us a pithy one liner or take us out for coffee they are a mentor. If they modeled something beneficial, we attach mentor [...]
If you have been in a leadership position for any amount of time you engage with all personality types. The question remains, how do you lead introverts, or if you are an introvert how do I communicate certain principles that will help productivity? Respect their Need for Privacy. Sometimes introverts want to be alone…let them. [...]
Feedback can hurt, but the way you respond to feedback reveals 3 major insights into your leadership capabilities. Feedback is critical to the success of any organization. Feedback allows your people to engage with your ideas and criticize your ideas with the hope that it will benefit the ultimate goal of the organization. Check out [...]
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