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March 23, 2008

well wishing...and stuff



can't believe its snowing on easter, not on chrismas, on easter!!!

March 16, 2008

5 critical success factors for youth ministry

Not trying to say this is the right way, just throwing it out there to see if anyone can add to it, refine it, or help me develop it.

Where are we going?
Vision must be cast clearly and consistently.
Vision must be from God.
Vision must be unified.
Vision must be cast repetitively.
What have we done?
We must succeed at doing things to build that “can do” attitude.
We must have that celebrate each small success in order to build to the big ones.
We must connect the reward of doing in order to overcome the cost of doing.
We must energize the group in order to mobilize the group.
Who are these kids?
Do they trust us?
Do they love us?
How well do we know them?
Can they come and talk to us about anything?
How are we going to get there?
What are our practical steps toward our goal?
When are we going to do what?
What do we need to do to make each step a reality?
How often do we communicate about each task?
Who will go with us?
How are we growing the depth of each member of our group as well as the numbers of our group?
Who is helping us lead?
Are we encouraging our group to be themselves?
Are we encouraging our group to reach their full potential?

March 11, 2008


"if you led an army working to conquer hostile territory, and you need to defeat a community of giants, whom would you send to do the job? Probably not an 85 year old man -- yet that's exactly who topped Joshua's list. Why?
Because that man was Caleb."

~John Maxwell

How would you like to be the kind of person that was held in that kind of esteem. Forget chuck norris and steven seagal, we need Caleb!

why was Caleb held in such high esteem? it wasn't because he was so skilled in combat, it was because he knew that with God on his side nothing was impossible.

Caleb knew he could rely on God, and that faith made Caleb himself a reliable man.

"What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?"