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

How to help students develop spiritual plasticity // Blog
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Just as neural plasticity is vital for our brain’s health & capacity for learning & growth, we have to aid students to develop spiritual plasticity by creating experiences & environments where they can explore what it means to be a mature Christ follower in the 21st century. The spiritual disciplines greatly help in this process. Students must be lead to … more