Posts by Jason


Ministry is emotionally, mentally, and spiritually taxing. Regular, recurring, and renewing Sabbath is key to not just a sustained minister, but also a sustainable ministry. Are you in need of rest and renewal?   Are you resentful of the people you are ministering among?   All of us have been frustrated when a program didn’t go according to plan or a youth caused the toilet to overflow (again). If your frustration compounds...

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Habits are the invisible architecture of your life (Brian Solis) and your ministry. In order to effectively minister, you simplify the chaos and diversity of your job. How do you simplify a job that calls on you to be a preacher, counselor, curriculum designer, worship leader, game designer, adolescent expert, parent liaison, logistics expert, treasurer, and secretary all on average Monday?   Structure your week through...

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The most powerful practice of the presence of God is simplicity. Activity overload leads to fatigue, burnout, and resentment; emotional weeds that choke the roots of your love for God and people. Simplification leads to sustainability of your ministry and your spiritual well being.   How do you simplify your calendar?   Program only for what you need.     If you can’t explain quickly and succinctly why a program...

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Staff meetings often feel like frustrated, fast food drive-thru lines: Everyone is there, but in a hurry to be somewhere else. When drivers take too long and orders are confused, drivers begin to stew in anger, silently wondering if it was worth it. Your staff is asking the same question. In the midst of busy ministry, staff meetings become the thing everyone agrees is important, but cannot name the rationale. The lack of direction...

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On Vision (part 4)


Posted By on Mar 7, 2016 in leading, vision | 0 comments

Inconsistent vision is lack of vision. True vision united diverse people and programs around common goals. Lack of consistency reveals a problematic presentation of application of vision. How is the vision made manifest in each of your programs?

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