Relationships

Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 / Communication
Tags: Justin Lathrop, criticism, peers, relationships, mentors, misunderstanding, listening, expertise, insecurity
One of the best ways to grow is by hearing critiques about yourself from peers and mentors in relationships you trust. But not all criticism is constructive, and even when it is, it can still be hard to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Dan Reiland, relationships, commitment level, fatigue, serving, spiritual maturity, clear vision, defeat, communication
Pastor Jason was frustrated about the level of commitment in general within his congregation. He called me to get some advice, and I think just to vent a little. I told him he was asking for too much from ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Gina McClain, volunteers, kids' ministry, time, commitment, relationships, programming, investment
I could write a book. But I won’t. If you’ve been in children's ministry for any amount of time, you’ve visited this topic. What level of commitment do we ask from our children's ministry volunteers? How ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Rick Warren, intimacy, God, Jesus, time, wife, talk, relationships, communication, pastor, trust
You can have a thriving ministry without a thriving relationship with God, but only temporarily. Anyone can fake it in the short run, but to go the distance, you need a passionate devotional life and continual ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 / Youth
Tags: Josh Griffin, youth ministry, pitfalls, staff covenants, boundaries, opposite sex, Saddleback Church, youth workers, overspending, inappropriate relationships, money
I had a chance to get away with some of our youth ministry leadership team recently to process some of the common pitfalls that youth pastors face as they navigate ministry. My mind has hovered around ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 March 2013 / Community
Tags: events, Tony Morgan, New Normal Project, lazy, successful, marriage, children, relationships, Christ
Tim Stevens shared a great post recently about “The New Normal Project” at Granger Community Church. It was a post written about what used to be known as stewardship campaigns. You should check out the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 March 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Dan Reiland, pastors, leaders, church, happy, relationships, heart level, spontaneous
I was out for a run for the first time in months. A “runner’s injury" to my right foot has been slow in healing. It was great to be off the exercise bike and back outside! While I was out, another runner ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 / Communication
Tags: Jonathan Cliff, affirm, parent, environments, relationships, acceptance, affirmation
We can create relevant environments and put our leaders in the best possible position to start relationships, but it’s imperative to remember that for all our children and many of our teenagers, it’s the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 February 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Kim Martinez, Relationships, Health, Offense, Sin, Forgiveness
Yep, it happened again. You are in the doghouse, and this time, you really messed up. The worst part is that you were trying! There are days (and sometimes weeks) when we seem to offend people with surprising ... [ +++ ]
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