Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

The Art of Being Mentored (repost)

September 28, 2011

It’s no secret (for anyone who has talked to me about Children’s Ministry for more than 5 minutes) that I learn a lot from Bro. Jim. Even before Infuse I had been learning from him for years via conferences, books, and The Club; but mentoring is different than just information download. I was thinking this […]

Faster, Flatter…

July 25, 2011

  This news story prompted some new thoughts for me.  I look at the story of our drones getting hacked and I see a group of people who underestimated another group.  Honestly the folks who designed the predators took for granted that, even though they may live in caves, the insurgents have the internet and aren’t stupid. […]

Well oiled machine or Plateau?

July 14, 2011

I like the way a well oiled machine runs…there are no problems.  There is no proverbial squeaky wheel – it’s all smooth.  I think everyone prefers to be a part of things that run well.  Given a choice between a new 2012 Lexus fresh off the lot and a 1972 Nova – I’m picking the […]

The Problem with… : Part 1

July 11, 2011

ASSUMPTIONS “Assumption is the lowest form of communication.” My pastor says this all the time and it is so true! Assumptions are like unplugged phone lines – they breakdown communication. How often does something not happen or feelings get hurt because of an assumption made in error. I’m sure you can come up with some […]

I’m Giving Away 5 Copies of Kidmin Leadership!!

June 15, 2011

Have you ordered your copy yet of Jim Wideman’s KidMin Leadership?  If you haven’t, you should!  It was released last week and can be ordered here.  Keep reading to find out, too, how you can win a free copy. Here are what some of my favorite kidmin people have to say about this book: “Even beyond […]

The Trouble with Tribbles…

May 18, 2011

Sorry there has been such a long break in the blog…I’ve been swamped with my Master’s Degree and such. I’ll try to be better, but I make few promises. By the time August rolls around I will have read about 8000 pages in three months and increased my books read in a 12 month period […]

The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Learned…

March 1, 2011

The Self-less Way of Christ Part 3 (read Part 1 & Part 2) I can be a little hard headed. Ok…I for those who know me I can be really hard headed. Sometimes I need lessons repeated since I didn’t learn what I was supposed to learn the first time. Speaking with a friend this […]

The Mystery…

February 23, 2011

  The Mystery of Christ (The Selfless way of Christ Part 2) Read part 1 Last week we talked about why you are in ministry and understanding our involvement in ministry comes from the overflow. Those are foundational aspects of being a minster (I use minister as a term applicable to paid, unpaid, pastor, sunday […]

Like sands through the hour glass…

January 17, 2011

“…so are the days of our lives.” Yes, I just quoted a soap opera…no I don’t watch them. Who out there has ever said – “Where did the time go?” “It’s how late?” “I lost track of time!” or something else to that effect? Time can be slippery – especially if you don’t manage yours […]

Really? Did I need to tell you that?

January 10, 2011

So this morning I was supposed to fly out at 10:54 for class. My flight was supposed to go through Atlanta. I don’t know if you heard, but Atlanta got 3″-6″ of snow…so my flight got cancelled.  As soon as I found out my flight had been cancelled I called Airtran. After 20 minutes on […]