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RELATIONAL ENVIRONMENT IS…

July 31, 2013

  RELATIONAL ENVIRONMENT IS… Here are the five attributes of relational discipleship, according to Jim Putman of Real Life Ministries: Intentional Leader + Relational Environment + Reproducible Process + Biblical Foundation + Alignment = Relational Discipleship In this blog entry we will explore the attributes of a relational environment. A relational environment consists of… A small group…

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INTENTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN RELATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP

July 30, 2013

INTENTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN RELATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP According to Jim Putman of Real Life Ministries, the equation for relational discipleship is… Intentional Leader + Relational Environment + Reproducible Process + Biblical Foundation + Alignment = Relational Discipleship In this entry we are going to explore the attributes of an intentional leader. (See first post in this series…

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GOD’S PLAN – RELATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP

July 29, 2013

GOD’S PLAN – RELATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP This is a six part series on “relational discipleship.” This first entry will attempt to make a biblical argument for relational discipleship as part of God’s plan for reconciling a lost world to Himself through Christ Jesus and making mature disciples. Leaders in the church often talk about making disciples,…

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Negative Thinking Doesn’t Have To Define Your Ministry

July 27, 2013

NEGATIVE THINKING DOESN’T HAVE TO DEFINE YOUR MINISTRY This is the final post in this series. We have explored the deadly sin of pastors, learned helplessness (see post), where the brain telling you that one’s circumstances are so great that nothing can be done to reverse the situation. Once learned helplessness goes unchecked, it morphs…

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Is Your Perspective Being Distorted By Negative Thinking?

July 21, 2013

IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE BEING DISTORTED BY NEGATIVE THINKING? Previously, I have covered the topic of learned helplessness (click here), which can be a deadly sin for pastors. Learned helplessness is your brain informing you that your circumstances are too challenging for you to reverse; a mindset that preaches to you that your circumstances cannot change.…

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Negative Thinking Style

July 17, 2013

NEGATIVE THINKING STYLE   Many pastors in American suffer from the deadly sin of learned helplessness (see previous post). If learned helplessness is not held in check, it will continue to grow until it becomes negatively pronounced in one’s thinking style. According to the research of Martin Seligman, one’s thinking style can morph into three…

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The Pastor’s Deadly Sin

July 15, 2013

The Pastor’s Deadly Sin Most pastors begin their spiritual journey when they receive the “call” to follow God in full-time ministry. At this point, they are positive and optimistic about the future. They are ready to explore new ideas, launch new ministries, and lead a local church to reach their community for Christ. Shortly after…

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10 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN 2013

July 9, 2013

Here are 10 things I have learned so far in 2013: 1. Each day, each week, and each month seems to go by faster and faster. I guess this comes with getting older. I am currently 47 years of age. 2. Ministry is not easy. Ministry is messy. 3. Being on mission with Jesus will…

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