Today is a challenge. It is a challenge to know if what we are doing is the right thing. What we do, does it matter? Are we being “successful” though we are working from home, schooling our kids, meeting virtually, and tentatively planning for the future? In my questioning, I came across 3 women in … Continue reading 3 Successful Women in Luke and the Question they Might Ask
By Tim Norman As a leader it is easy to give attention to many things, but not to the few right sort of things. Often the loudest voices get our attention first. Because of our need right now as spiritual leaders, to not only remember why we do things, but to remember and emphasize a … Continue reading 5 Things We Want Every Student to Experience
I can’t do virtual,” I heard another person say recently. " And I don’t know if I can continue in this work if everything now is online.” Their work is in ministry with college students; and they do their work to be in the same space as students. “Why continue, if this is not what … Continue reading A Test of Leadership
Making and Multiplying Disciples Framework Let’s start with a basic framework, the Making and Multiplying Disciples Tool. This might become your new best friend for spiritually multiplying! You can download this document and watch the attached video that gives a general overview in using it. One way to use this document is to print it … Continue reading So You Want to Make Disciples?
One of the most motivating parts of leadership is changed lives. Life change energizes us, engages us, and keeps us going even in the most trying times as a leader. On the other hand, it is discouraging when we question whether we are making an impact at all. Does what we do make a difference? … Continue reading Clarifying Discipleship
As a leader we are always looking for solutions. It is discouraging though when too many issues need a solution or need our attention. It can be a challenge to know which holes to fix. As I mentioned in the previous post, Identifying the Big Rocks, I came to to the end of the year and into planning … Continue reading Creating Solutions with Prayer
It can be a challenge for any of us to effectively plan and identify the steps needed for moving forward as we lead others, set personal goals for the new year, or mentor another person. Whether as a seasoned leader or a new leader, we can get stuck. And if we lead alongside someone who … Continue reading Identifying the Big Rocks
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)