I love Peter Drucker he was in many ways a man before his time. I try to re-read his management classic “The Effective Executive” each year. One of the things I am struck with every time I read it is the realization that I often make decisions that really are not decisions they are emphatic hopes. Love how Drucker gives 4 things every decision needs before it can be considered a real decision. I hope this helps you as much as it helps me.
Every Decision needs:
Very excited to be speaking at the Vault Conference. I have known the pastors of the church who host this event for over fifteen years. I have seen all that God has done in their church over the years and how God has used them in Canada and the North East. I am honored to be speaking at Vault about getting back to the Basics and why we should Never Serve alone.
Sunday after the event I will be speaking on what the Gospel Demands of Parents at the Lifecentre Blackburn campus. If you are from the Province of Ontario please do what you can to bring your team I would love to meet you. Hope to see you there!
The Barna Group has released a new series of books that address pressing questions. In this book they address this question through research provided by Barna and Jon Tyson’s pastoral perspective.
51% of people don’t think it’s important to attend church.
I was drawn to this book because I believe what you believe about Jesus and what you believe about the church are foundational and fundamental to faith.
One of the things I love about going to conferences is coming home with more than I left with. Last week I was honored to be able to help Jim Wideman lead his Infuse 7 retreat. Infuse is like a conference for 20-30 people with fewer main sessions and way more opportunities to connect. I did a couple of breakouts which I enjoyed but I wanted to share with you some of the new things and resources I came away with that will help me and I hope they help you.
If you have never done Infuse and serve in Kids or Youth ministry you need to. It will transform how you lead.
Book of the King.
Key Point – Jesus is our King we are his servants
Memory Verse – 1 Corinthians 4:1 “People should think of us as servants of Christ, the ones God has trusted with his secret.”
Bible Story/Children’s Sermon – Read story of people coming to worship baby Jesus as king, Angels, Wise men and shepherds.
Mat. 2 and Luke 2
When we see Jesus as King – We see Him as valuable. Jesus desires to be the King of our hearts first place in our minds and affections. If this is true then:
- We will be fear and honor Jesus
- We will serve Jesus by helping others
- We will always worship only him