No Strings Attached Serving

•May 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

taken frm Jordan Boyce // Awakening Conference //Leadership Collective

Paul says to Timothy “Send Mark because he will be USEFUL to me in my ministry.” I think being useful should be the number one calling of a Christian. A servant says “where do you need me?” It’s not about how I’m feeling, what I’m leaning towards, and I don’t need to pray about it- I’m here to help. Whatever, Wherever, Whenever. Maybe this is why Paul says “not many who were wise, mighty, or of noble birth were called”, because all that stuff gets in the way. Your “gift” isn’t that great- what is great is your availability. No strings attached serving is the better way. Don’t go to leadership and tell them what you are going to do, ask them where you can help. Once God sets you in a great church, make yourself useful to their ministry.

“Whoever wants to be great, must be the servant of all.” – Jesus

Step up

•April 11, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Why are our youth ministries in church deteriorating and youth are coming out of high school and into colleges & universities more disengaged than ever? I’m petitioning you, leader, friend. We need to know that adolescent development is getting longer, many families are unhealthy, the negative affects of postmodernity are crashing on our shores (not all of it is negative), entertainment/WIFI culture is fast-paced and the distractions to following Christ for the next generation are extremely high. Identity is being found elsewhere, than in Christ. Explosive and destructive relationships are ratified through faceless online presence, and the need for self-confidence is nowhere to be found.  We need to re-huddle the team (Sr. Pastor, elders, deacons, volunteers, parents and Oh, youth pastor) and have some honest and open communication and collaboration heading into faithful future youth (and adult) ministry. We need to stop operating on our “youth ministry islands” and partner with the rest of the church to reach and disciple the next generation. Let’s go for it! I am expectant.  I am hopeful too!

Peace Has Come

•December 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

May YOU, who experienced Christmas Drama’s, Cantatas, Musicals, Productions, Presentations, Banquets, Parties, Festivities; PRESENTED BY Churches, Theatres, Arenas, Administrators, Worship Leaders, Choirs, Musicians, Soloists, Dancers, Teachers, Pastors, Videos; and PRODUCED by Greeters, Directors, Conductors, Graphic Designers, Technical Crews, Editors, Writers, and Volunteers, know that the message we’re communicating is the same; “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”    Because, two thousand years ago, on the first Christmas, in a humble stable in a town called Bethlehem, Jesus was born. We can now sing that PEACE HAS COME.     Merry Christmas!   

#intentionality

•October 4, 2014 • 1 Comment

What does it mean to be intentional? Is it enough to mean well?  I’ve struggled to look through what being intentional really means.  Does it require detailed planning and specific definition of desired outcomes? Can we only be intentional about our situation right now?  How does it involve others?

Truly being intentional requires understanding that our attitudes, feelings, thoughts and actions(conscious and unconscious) directly impact every single one of our experiences.

Intentional living involves taking responsibility for our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being and freeing ourselves from self-limiting conditioning. It requires gaining clarity about what we want and who we are, owning what we say and choosing how we “show up” in all situations, and for how we want to contribute.

Being intentional requires refining skills, learning to choose to respond vs. react,  and expanding both thought and comfort zones while consciously increasing focus on the experience we intend to create – without defining how it “has to” look.

The meaning of the word intentional is important to a leader. Every leader knows that being intentional is something he’s supposed to be, but what does it really mean? In the purest sense, being intentional means to do things on purpose. You know, the “I meant to do that” kind of approach to your work.

The trouble is, most everything we do is done with some sense of purpose. Rarely do we engage an activity accidentally. We almost always feel we were doing things on purpose. So is that all we really mean by being intentional? Not at all.

When we talk about being intentional, we mean doing things WITH purpose. Now that’s a step beyond the idea of “on purpose.” Acting with purpose means we give significant thought to what we are doing and make sure our actions gel with a bigger picture.

Hopefully we can be reminded that being intentional means more than just doing things ON purpose. It means doing everything WITH purpose.

Kamloops

•June 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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The Making of a Steinway

•August 1, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The making of a Steinway piano is a time-honored process involving the hands of many skilled craftspeople over the course of almost a full year. Steinway & Sons pianos are built in just two factories worldwide – one in Astoria, NY and one in Hamburg, Germany. Both factories have been building pianos for well over a century, and although Steinway has always been at the cutting edge in utilizing and perfecting the latest technology where it could make the piano better.

Historymaker 2013 | theCause

•May 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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