5 Ways My Toddler Makes Me A Better Leader

5 Ways My Toddler Makes Me A Better Leader

Long before becoming a parent I recognized that one of the great crucibles for character and leader development was caring for children, especially young children. I watched smart, gifted, talented people get swallowed up in the great abyss of late night feedings, potty training and temper tantrums. They learned practical leadership through serving their children. Now that I’ve joined the thriving-though-sleep-deprived ranks, here are a few of my observations on how my toddler is helping me grow as a leader: … Read More

Govember

“November is Summer Project month” – Jim Sautner, Destino National Director Govember is a month-long focus on sending on Summer Missions and into full time ministry. We tried this for the first time last fall and it was such a success, we’re doing it again this year.  We got the idea from talking to University of Wisconsin Cru (and I know many others do it) and we’ve adapted it for our campus. “If you create the momentum for Summer Project … Read More

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Delegating or Dele-dumping?

Delegating or Dele-dumping?

As a leader, you’re always thinking about raising up new leaders. More leaders means more gets done, more ministry happens, and more people hear about Jesus. But building into new leaders takes work. Sometimes delegating looks like dumping and sometimes it looks like micromanaging. Odds are you want to avoid those. So, what can you do? Leadership guru Ken Blanchard says that leaders primarily use two types of behaviors: directive behaviors and supportive behaviors. We get into trouble when we … Read More

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True Worship?

True Worship?

Worship. It’s derived from a funny little Old English word weorð, which meant “the condition of being worthy.” (Source: Online Etymology Dictionary) We all worship, though we don’t all realize it. And although, in our culture, worship has been downgraded to an outmoded experience for the superstitious, I believe it lies at the very core of our purpose and meaning in life. True worship is the pinnacle of human activity and divine grace. It’s the realization of the purpose and design of … Read More

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