Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Promise

Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their forefathers to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance."
- Deuteronomy 31:7 -

Maybe as leaders, we spend too much time trying to employ people to make our dreams come true. God gives vision to visionaries, and assigns others to do their part in bringing it to pass. If the vision doesn't have its origin in the mind of God and its nexus in Jesus, it's worthless at best and potentially destructive.

But then Moses charged Joshua to lead the people out of the wilderness into the Promised Land, he approached it from an interesting angle:

The fulfillment of this promise wasn't just for Joshua. God promised the last to them. To the people. Joshua was leading them into their inheritance.

As a leader, remember you're not the only one God has made promises to. The people you lead have dreams. They dream of impact. They dream of influence. They dream of maximized creativity and realized potential.

Lead them into their land. Develop them to be their best. Help them to establish ownership of their own ideas. When you focus on calling out the potential of those you lead, you'll usually find that your standard will become their standard. And your vision will come to pass as a byproduct.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mantreat 09'

The high school guys recently went down to Compton, AR on our first, Mantreat. Watch the video to see what we did!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pardon Me, Please

On Sunday nights, I am starting a sermon series called, Hootie Hoo. The first sermon topic is about asking for forgiveness, and that being the end of it. Here is a video to start off the sermon series on Sunday nights at Schweitzer for our high school youth.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pre-Game Prep

Our youth team has been getting ready for the fall semester at Schweitzer over the last 3 weeks or so, while sprinting as hard as we possibly can with summer camps, mission trips, and activities. I don't, by any means, feel burnt out or anything like that. I actually am really comfortable at 'break-neck' speeds. It's the story of my life from the time I can remember and I thrive in it.

I read a quote from Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Fame member Roger Staubach and it reminded me why I love the pre-game prep so much.

"Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation."
- Roger Staubach -