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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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Is Facebook actually some sort of time travel portal? A few days ago the invitation to my high school reunion arrived via FB and it was as though the space-time continuum had actually been breached. Suddenly I had insecurities that I hadn’t felt in ____ years (actual number of years not relevant; let’s just say I graduated at some point during the Clinton years. Bill Clinton). My high school experience was probably pretty typical, which is to say I constantly worried … Read More

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