Posts tagged with: Leadership

** Disclaimer ** This blog post is not about strong arming helpless volunteers to be canon fodder while you do “ministry” if you are looking for warm bodies to make up the numbers – what I’m writing here won’t be for you. “Leader” is a word which seems to have replaced priest, pastor, minister in the......
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Moral Therapeutic Deism could be ruining your youth ministry. There, I’ve just come right out and said it.  Before I unpack how it might be messing with your work with young people, what is it? “MTD” was first mentioned in the book “Soul Searching : The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers” (2005).  It was mentioned again,......
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Don’t be precious about partnership in the gospel. Seriously. God himself is not – at least, not in the ways we might think. Scripture bears this out. In the Old Testament there are some bizarre (maybe to us) partnerships or allegiances with some who were not the right sort to have dealings with – and......
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Ever get stuck? Like, REALLY stuck in ministry. You can’t see how to move forward, where things are going so you coast along on autopilot – delivering talks, planning activities, creating rotas, going to team meetings. It isn’t that you aren’t passionate about what you are doing and the young people you are serving. But......
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I have developed some training in the last few years around the whole area of leadership development – for many of the churches I have resourced over the years, this continues to be an area of challenge! Part of this training touches on delegation which is the focus of this blog post (although, I originally......
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Influencing. We are all doing this.  Influencing others with what we think, believe, value, understand through the way we speak and act in our lives. To influence others we do not need to be leaders or teachers.   Teaching others is not simply what teachers do.  What I mean is that all of us influence......
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If you are thinking about developing some youth work, here are some questions / areas to consider as you make a start! #1. Are there young people in your community / village / town etc?  If the answer to this no or not many, then do not stress too much about what you are doing /......
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“Team work makes the dream work.” Nothing like a cheesy quote to get a blog post started.  Some quotes like this are just cliche or so overused they have lost all meaning and are nothing more than wall art.  However, this one is true. We achieve very little if we have a de-motivated, poorly equipped,......
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I was pretty excited when I heard about “Naturally Supernatural” a new conference from Soul Survivor. It should be natural for us to me living and moving in the supernatural (which, for me, is about doing the normal stuff of life in the power of the Spirit – knowing that the same power that raised......
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Imagine, if you would, a river in full flow. You are standing on the grassy bank and gazing at the field and hills on the other side. Looking up and down river, you search for a bridge – there is no bridge that you can see. Swimming is out of the question; the current is......
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