Some years ago, I was asked to help a church planting team with their mission statement and strategy. I love this kind of assignment and so happily met with the team for a couple of days. The vision became clear as we dialogued together, and a plan began to emerge as to how they were going to implement the church plant. Before we finished, I raised the important question of values for the team. They Read more about Have you considered using your values as an evaluation tool?[…]
Taking time at the end of the year is vital for maximisation of life and ministry. Evaluate and debrief for greater fruitfulness – here are 6 approaches.
I was talking with a guy recently who shared with me that he felt a lack of passion and energy for life. He had been in some difficult family and ministry situations and had a feeling of disappointment with the way things had turned out. I asked him he had talked to anyone and he said that he had received some prayer but still felt the same way. I meet people often who have been Read more about 30. Had a debrief lately?[…]
Last week, I read the following paragraph of Fred Smith, a consulting editor for leadership magazine. A member of one Sunday school class I taught asked me to lunch. He started the conversation by saying, “I have a CPA to keep me liquid, a lawyer to keep me legal, and a doctor to keep me healthy. But I have no one to help assess my spiritual condition. Hmm – How about you? I have three vehicles that need Read more about 12. Time for a check up?[…]
Every year I have to take my car to the garage to receive an inspection or check up that allows me to drive for another year. If the car doesn’t pass then I am not allowed to drive it until I get it fixed which can be very expensive. However it’s important to get it fixed before I continue to drive because it could be dangerous to me, to passengers, to the public or to Read more about 03. Time for a check up[…]