“But you’re so young.” This was the concern of many minister search teams when I was interviewing for my next ministry. Once I responded with, “I’m thirty-five years old, it’s not like I’m living in my mom’s basement playing Halo.” I listened to my wife’s counsel not to respond to that concern in that way again. What we might be prone to think is that we want our leaders to have arrived. What if instead we desired that our leaders and ourselves be ever-growing. Continue reading
I’ve got six dynamite links to share with you today! From The Shack, to sharing your faith, to Lent. I hope that they will be life enriching to you and that they will help you to see Jesus more clearly. Go and do good for God while you still have the opportunity and have an awesome weekend! Continue reading
“Leaders have more trouble than anybody else when it comes to receiving feedback, particularly about how they’re doing as leaders.” – Daniel Goleman, Primal Leadership
I learned while serving as Lead Minister in a prior ministry that it was difficult to receive feedback from the eldership and those who reported to me. I created a formal system of evaluation and feedback for the organization that was administered twice a year. This proved to be insufficient.
I hope you are having a good week. The writers have really outdone themselves this time. I’ve also included a link to one of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s speeches. May you be informed, inspired, and blessed. Continue reading
My social media timelines are filled with all my friend’s snow days. Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and even my beautiful state of Colorado have all been turned into winter wonderlands! Temps dropped to below zero in my community, that’s cold for me. So wherever you are, make some snowballs, or curl-up with some hot cocoa or a hot beverage of your choice (I’ve got a hot tea seeping right now) and enjoy some interesting links.
Thank God it’s Friday!
Here are some blogs, articles and podcasts that I just wanted to share with you. Finish your week strong with these great links!
Leaders are learners! Continue reading
TGIF Reads are some blogs and articles that I’ve read and just wanted to share with you. You’re welcome! Also, maybe you should literally thank God on Fridays because Fridays are pretty awesome.
Leaders are readers! Continue reading