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 [...]
Great Video for your team on the qualifications of your core group leaders!
John Maxwell, the guru of leadership, made a profound statement about influencing people that I believe correlates amazingly into ministry. In the first 30 seconds of your conversation, say something affirming about them. Be specific. In ministry we understand that life is difficult and our people need to be encouraged. One of our roles is [...]
Bill Hybels talks about how all vision casters are on the journey of taking their people from here to there…the question is where do you start when you are casting the vision?
Discipleship is such a crucial part of the Christian life. Jesus called his disciples (Mark 1:16-20; 2:13-17) and we are encouraged to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Is there a method that we should use? Discipleship curriculum, video series, accountability groups, or any other model you can think of. I want the Jesus curriculum. Jesus modeled [...]
How many stories should a pastor tell about himself? As many as he wants? How many stories should a pastor tell about himself when he is the hero? Hearing a pastor share personal success stories begin to make me feel like he has never heard of the word humility and how many pieces of humble [...]
John Piper shares a method for humbly leading others and living out a powerful faith. A: Admit that you can do NOTHING! (John 15:5) P: Pray! God Help Me! T: trust a specific, tailor made promise… A: ACT! You got to act. T: Thank Him!
Leadership Quote “Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.” ~Sam Keen Leadership Lesson Being a dedicated student leader can be overwhelming, stressful and [...]
The magical years of jr high and the incredible task of trying to herd them. Its like herding cats. They are crazy and will wear their emotions on their sleeve with the ups and downs of jr high relationships, parental issues, and self in security problems. Here are five keys I learned while leading Jr [...]
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