Category Leadership

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7 Keys to Achieving a Goal in Your Area of NON-Expertise

non-expertiseMy friend and I recently spent the day in meetings with pastors, church leaders, and seminary professors.  And I must say that I was thoroughly impressed by the ability of my colleague, whose doctorate is in missiology, as he shared his vision and fielded questions in the area of Theological Education.  His expertise on the subject was evident!

I believe everyone is an expert in some area.  But I got to thinking.  Many of our goals lie in areas that we are unfamiliar with… and definitely not experts.  For example, how many of us have asked a teenager to help us set up our cellphone?

Expertise Exists

Expertise exists in every area.  We all know that.  The mechanic we take our car to is an expert at diagnostics and repair.  Our family physician is an expert at what he does.  The gardener we occasionally use when our yard begins to resemble the Amazon jungle is an expert too (and charges accordingly)!

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5 New Trends That Will Affect Missions

new challenges in missionsWe received a package recently from a Girls in Action* group in Darlington, SC. Oh, and by the way, we love packages! But this particular one really made me think.

In it were handmade cards with heart-felt notes including, “Help the Marlins witness to people in Sao Paulo, Brazil” and “Help them in traffic that is bad!” I chuckled, but I really do want to see answers to those prayers!

New Mission Trends and New Challenges in Missions

As I pondered these cards, I wondered what missions would hold for these kids as they grew older. In my life, I’ve already seen huge changes take place in missions. I can only imagine what changes they’ll see.

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25 of the Most Memorable Leadership Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.

martin_luther_king_jrI was living near Mobile, Alabama on the day that Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated.  Back then, the very mention of his name stirred everyone… in one way or another.  Today, with 48 years of hindsight and through his legacy, speeches, and quotes, we are compelled to gratefully acknowledge the great and positive imprint Martin Luther King Jr. left upon our world.

The NSA Was Even Around Back Then

Such were his speeches that his impact could not be ignored.  Interestingly enough, he caused enough waves that the National Security Agency (NSA), which is currently in the news for spying, monitored MLK’s communications through their “Minaret” program!

MLK’s Impact – Cause for Celebration

Today we choose to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, one of our more recent federal holidays.  It’s a reminder of the life and achievements of one of our most influential American civil rights leaders. 

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