29Dec/14
Collaboration

Why the Experiential Focus?

After years of sitting in classrooms, church congregations, in front of the TV, or sitting in meetings, individuals often THINK they are retaining information and will respond to that information in a certain way.

The truth is, that when an actual opportunity arises where they must take action in a certain task or event, they will often be surprised that they did not react as they thought they would.

Why? Because knowledge memorized is not the same thing as knowledge that has been understood and experienced. Experiences reveal belief systems, behaviors and various skill sets that are not always addressed in a classroom environment.

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05Dec/12
Expand your vision

Expanding Your Vision

To expand your vision requires that you have one! Many people have wished … but few actually take the wish and make it into a vision.

Your vision is your target. It’s where you set your intentions to attain that target.

imageExpanding your vision is to see the vision clearly and write it down. Planning your steps so that you can attain your end goal is a must – otherwise, you are only wishing.

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06Sep/12
Thinking for herself

Thinking for Yourself

Think for YourselfA simple quote posted on a Facebook wall …

“Think for Yourself, Question Everything” stirred up some interesting conversations from people who had a few things to say regarding how they were taught in school. I myself had a few things to say in regards to my frustration at having a strong desire to learn and being curious about everything – only to be told to “shut-up, sit-down, DON’T-question, do-as-you-are-told”.  When I’d ask “Why?” The answer was always, “So you’ll know how to follow instructions.”

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20Jan/12
When crisis hits a church

When Crisis Hits a Church

It begins with a catastrophic event or immoral behavior by a senior leader in a church where the lives of members are forever altered and affected.  

Usually, such an event carries with it a sense of betrayal and the violation of the trust of church members and is compounded by false beliefs that encourage people to “forgive and forget”. 

Slaying the dragon“It” is the unexplained and confusing behavior by leadership and congregational members were false rumors, gossip, anger creates a domino effect of additional negative behavior by leaders and members. 

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