I like to use quotations to highlight and build a case; Also to lead people to think and reflect. While looking for quotations for the word connect, I found that sometimes we in the business world look at connecting, not in a wrong way, but incompletely. “I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.” ~ Christa … [Read more...] about What’s Really Important About Connecting?
God commissioned Joshua to lead Israel across the Jordan and into the promised land. We know that what God promises He delivers. As we read further in Chapter 1 of book of Joshua, we learn how God defines success and prosperity. We also learn where we get the strength to keep going and continue to press forward toward our goals. In verse 7, God completes the commission by giving Joshua the leadership manual. … [Read more...] about Leadership God’s Way #2
How do you learn how to be a leader. You can read books but you have to jump in and do the work of a leader. The best way is to be and understudy or apprentice. He was close to fifty when he was called to assist the leader. When his leader told him to do something, he did it. No whining. He was an apprentice for about thirty-five years before how became the leader. … [Read more...] about Leadership God’s Way #1
Consistency is a trait we all share. We want to be consistent with our decisions. When we make a decision making a commitment to do something. We act in accordance with that commitment. This is true for good decisions - those we perceive to work well. They have outcomes we are pleased with. … [Read more...] about Consistency is Key to Tribe Building
Without a doubt, the purpose of a ministry is important. It's our why. It's what we rally around. It's our cause. it's what we tell people we're doing. It's how we fill in the blanks. We help people _______, because ________. Here are a examples from my reading. I help people by gathering and donating professional clothing for job interviews because it makes them feel good about themselves and they are more confident. I help people get bibles in their own language in countries where … [Read more...] about Examples of Ministry Purpose Statements
Purpose is why a ministry exists. Some may call this mission and vision. I like purpose for small ventures. The purpose of a ministry comes down to changing lives. What does Jesus suggest as the purpose of a ministry? Case 1: First is that Jesus has been given all authority. so we need to follow what He says. He tells us to make disciples everywhere by preaching the Gospel, to baptize them and to teach them what it means to love Him - follow His commandments. He tells us to make sure … [Read more...] about The Biblical Imperative for Ministry Purpose