Posts by Jason

On Vision (Part 3)

Posted By on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog, Coaching, leading, vision |

Your vision should be clear, concise, quotable, and audacious. Vision that is not easily understood is quickly lost in translation. Vision that isn’t clear peters out in transition. The clearer the vision, the more easily it ripples beyond the source. The longer the vision, the more it leaks. Commas and run-on sentences poke holes in an otherwise powerful vision. The brevity of a concise vision focuses the mind and the energy of the...

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On Vision (part 2)

Posted By on Mar 2, 2016 in Coaching, leading, vision |

The most overlooked component of vision is contextualization. Vision that is removed from the regular rhythms of life quickly evaporates. Your vision should rest in the tension between your world as it is and your world as you want it to be. What is God calling your people to do? What difference does it make to the people who live next door? (part 1 here)

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On Vision

Posted By on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Don’t underestimate the power of a well-communicated vision. In the absence of a clear, compelling vision, other (competing) visions elbow their way into reality. Conflict, apathy, boredom, restlessness all emerge from a lack of vision. Unity, passion, and partnership are born from contagious vision.

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The Sacredness of Trying

Posted By on Feb 15, 2016 in Blog |

I learned very early in my ministry that not everyone would like me. I learned every parent and every student carried unique emotional, relational, and theological baggage into every interaction I had with them. I learned that not every program I worked hard to create and execute would be well attended. I learned that students will text while you speak and snapchat while you pray. I have felt the sting of the unanswered text, the...

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Old School Tools (Part 7)

Posted By on Feb 11, 2016 in Uncategorized |

I am an introvert who tends to stress at surprises and unexpected twists. The most important old-school tool I have discovered: a pack of gum. Chewing gum is a proven stress reliever – and a much better one than throwing or breaking any of the other old school tools we’ve shared (here, here, here, here, here, and here). Gum also has tremendous community-enhancing qualities. Whip out a pack of gum and in 4.67 seconds, you...

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