This week the Austin Kidmin Network is gathering and we’re sharing all kinds of ideas about...Read More
I’m probably preaching to the proverbial choir. If you’re reading this, it probably doesn’t apply to you… or maybe it does.
One of the biggest mistakes ministry leaders often make is to not take the time to learn from others. Before your mind goes there, I’m not entirely thinking what you think I’m thinking. I’m not necessarily talking about the well read and well visited blogs and books written by the top ministry leaders in Christendom… although you should learn from them as well.
I’m talking about the church down the street and the church you’ve never heard from in Montana. They’re doing something you haven’t thought of already and if you’d take a few moments of your day for a conversation, it could better you ministry.
Hey, you don’t have to tell me. We’re all busy. I’m so busy, I’ll never get everything done in the week that I need to get done this week. If I add a non-essential phone call, a less-than-critical lunch or God forbid – a day trip for a visit… well, how will I ever get all my work done. This is the very reasonable line of thinking that every busy ministry leader faces. However, I’m a big believer in the line that “Leaders are Learners” and that means budgeting a little bit of time to learn not just from books, but from others. Yes, that means you might miss a deadline or not get something else done, but the value of learning something new that could changed what you do is to critical to putt off.
This last week I gave about 5 hours to learning from others and it was huge.Read More
As I said yesterday, I think the best place to locate a ministry job is through the network you’ve created. However, depending on the situation you are in, you might need to exhaust all available options. If that’s...Read More
How does that statement go? “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. When it comes to landing a job in Chidlren’s Ministry, nothing is more powerful than the network. Over and over and over again...Read More
My friend Sam wrote a great post that you should read if you haven’t already. Much of what he says is true of any conference you attend, but since Orange is next week, let’s just focus on that one. In his list of ten...Read More
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