RE:calibrate…an emotionally & spiritually healthy retreat for youth ministers. March 6-7. Hosted by Rondel Ramsey.
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  A time of self-assessment, encouragement, personal and spiritual mentoring to enable youth ministers to continue to thrive as a Kingdom servant leader. March 6-7, 2015 Retreat location: Little Galilee Christian Camp, Clinton IL  Hosted by Rondel Ramsey, Professor of Youth & Family Ministries, Lincoln Christian University  ____________ SCHEDULE Friday, March 6 6:00 pm – Arrive & unpack (eat supper before … more

BLOG// Many wonder why its so hard to disciple the young; I don’t.
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Seth Godin’s “Who Let the Air Out of the Balloon” blog this morning (http://ow.ly/GdJee) was particularly insightful and has application for a variety of life’s sectors. It particularly sparks my thinking for the church and how we leaders must change the way we approach discipleship, the way we dump information and expect congregants (adults and students) to swallow everything that … more

Sudoku Leadership. How good are you at it? I know many who aren’t. //BLOG
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Sudoku Leadership. Inquire Within. 21st century leadership requires systemic thinking & dynamic action. Simplistic decisions wreck havoc on organizations & destroys organizational health. The lack of this kind of leadership is best illustrated when a leader, a minister, or department head makes an organizationally wide decision that is obviously the best for the leader’s focused area but inadvertently causes new … more

Conduct your own sF test for a healthy ministry culture where spiritual formation can occur // BLOG
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Conduct sF testing of your ministry’s soil/culture. Read the first part of the info below about pH testing of soil… then conduct your own sF testing of your yourth ministry’s culture. “The Importance of Soil Testing (from lowes.com) For optimal plant growth, soil must have the proper pH level. pH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14. A measurement … more

What does being a friend of the world mean, or not mean? //Blog
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James 4:4 says, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” Wow. What do we do with this? We may decide to run and hide. We have to be careful not to take this from a literalist or black and white thinking … more