One issue we cannot ignore as leaders is the issue of ethnic diversity. This might be a defining topic of our times and on our campuses. As a team we cannot not give this attention. But where do we start? This lead us to Big Rock #3 (See: Identifying the Big Rocks.) Ethnicity, culture and … Continue reading Questions for Pursuing Diversity
30.30.30. Day 26 The Passage: Luke 9:57-10:3 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His … Continue reading 30.30.30. Day 26: Our Call: Follow and Go
30.30.30. Day 22 The Passage: John 14:16-31 16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He … Continue reading 30.30.30. Day 22: Our Power and Help
30.30.30. Day 9 The Passage: John 8:1-42 1 Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), 3 He left Judea and went away again into Galilee. 4 And He had to … Continue reading 30.30.30. Day 9: Look out and see what He Sees
Ours is a world fueled by likes, influence, followers, numbers, and appearances. We are consumed with ourselves and making ourselves known, heard and followed. It is easy for me to feel like I never quite measure up, depending on which way I turn. (And my devious device likes to remind me of this.) How am I … Continue reading Is there a Better Way to Measure Success?
I'm always thinking of ways to be more effective. I like to organize a closet in order to make more room. I notice a hole in the way our team operates and I want to improve it. I make a list so I can use my time better. Therefore, from time to time I post … Continue reading Four Steps to Sharing the Gospel in your Circles
I have a small painting from China of an apple harvest. The painting is dotted with lots of red round juicy apples and of workers diligently picking and packing the apples. The apples are plentiful and the workers are harvesting. I have thought how odd the picture would be if the harvesters were instead, sitting … Continue reading Following Jesus will send us places. Yikes, but where?
This is the first year I have taken full advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Christmas shopping. Sitting in the comfort of my home, saving up to fifty percent, and pairing it with free shipping, is my way to shop! It sure beats the traffic, dreary weather and waiting in long lines. I … Continue reading Giving the Unexpected at Christmas: Reflections on a Lavish Giver
Fudge reminds me of the Christmas season. I think my Grandma made it during the holidays, then my mom and now me. Some college women came over last week for a study break, (or maybe to just put off studying for exams) and we enjoyed talking, drinking cocoa and soaking in Christmas at the White … Continue reading Easy as Fudge!
For some, being in a discipleship relationship seems daunting. I remember thinking that if I discipled or mentored someone I really needed to have my act together. On the other hand, I thought if I was "discipled" by someone then I needed to share all my dirt and I wasn't so sure I was ready … Continue reading Three Elements of a “Discipleship Time” (How to use this time)