Posts made in February, 2014


As I watched this Winter Olympics this year I was stunned by the number of athletes who complained about the deteriorating snow.  It has given me some pause and it has disturbed me a bit.  Aren’t these world class athletes?  Aren’t they the most fit, most well-funded, most nutritionally prepared athletes in the world?  Shouldn’t they be ready to compete in the worst possible conditions?  I don’t blame the athlete, I...

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10)  Jettison Job descriptions Do not have a written job description for the position.  Keep the volunteer in the dark about what their role is and as to the duration of that role.  Speak only in vague generalities about the part they play in the program and how that relates to the big picture. 9)  Cancel Communication Keep yearly plans secret.  Better yet, live week to week with no discernable direction.  Dodge helpful conversations...

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  Every Monday it happens.  I awake and walk into the room with my biggest critic.  He doesn’t say much, he just stares back at me.  He mocks me with his unspoken criticism.  My time with him though is usually interrupted as my wife enters the bathroom after me and asks me why I am staring at the mirror.  If you are like me you are your biggest critic.  That is why the criticism of others is often difficult for youth pastors. ...

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