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“It’s a Wonderful Life!”

Written by Karen McDonald-Bowman on Dec 17, 2015

“It’s a wonderful life!” This was the name of the movie that Jimmy Stewart starred in as George Bailey. However, his circumstances were anything but wonderful, or so George thought. He saw his life plagued by the ordinary, the mundane and even drudgery at times. … [ read more ]

“Prepare the way for the Lord . . .”

Written by Allen Turley on Dec 17, 2015

“Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him” – Mark 1:3 How can we cultivate an atmosphere in our ministries where the Holy Spirit is free to work in the lives of our students? Here are a few ideas to get the … [ read more ]

Connect to Each Other: Results

Written by Allen Turley on Jul 31, 2015

All quotes are from The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability are all leading to one thing – effective ministry resulting in changed lives. That is the result or outcome we are looking for. The result that the business world is looking for is … [ read more ]

Connect To Each Other – Accountability

Written by Allen Turley on Jul 27, 2015

All quotes are from The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni Trust, Creative Conflict and Commitment pave a clear path to accountability. A TC team that consistently gets results is one that is able to hold one another accountable for behaviors and performance that are counterproductive to the … [ read more ]

Connect to Each Other: Achieving Team Commitment

Written by Allen Turley on Jun 29, 2015

All quotes from The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni You’ve laid the foundation of trust [Connect To Each Other: A Healthy Team Starts with an Authentic You] and you’ve engaged in creative conflict. [Connect to Each Other: Healthy Conflict]. When we are successful at these, your team can … [ read more ]

Connect to Each Other: Healthy Conflict

Written by Allen Turley on Jun 09, 2015

All quotes are from The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni If your team members don’t have weigh-in they won’t buy-in. If you want a unified team, allow the team members to weigh-in on decisions that they will be directly impacted by.  Who’s on the team? Patrick … [ read more ]

Connect To Each Other: A Healthy Team Starts with an Authentic You

Written by Allen Turley on May 13, 2015

All quotes taken from The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni. Do you want a have a healthy ministry staff team? Do you want a team that is strong, unified and effective? It starts with you. It starts with authenticity. Our ongoing awareness of our sinfulness and … [ read more ]

God’s Plan A

Written by Allen Turley on Mar 31, 2015

God’s plan A is the Body of Christ.  We were not meant to do this alone. We were not meant to walk a lonely Christian life. We were not meant to be a one man ministry. This whole Christian life and ministry thing is to … [ read more ]

Ways to Share Stories

Written by Lynette Scherber on Mar 16, 2015

HURRY! The door will soon be closing on this opportunity… Matthew West is actively writing his next album and is inviting Teen Challenge students and alumni to submit their stories as inspiration for his song writing. If you haven’t yet made this opportunity available to … [ read more ]

Simple Trust Takes Courage

Written by Karen McDonald-Bowman on Mar 16, 2015

A sound structure begins with a solid foundation. When my husband wants to know if a house has been built well, he looks for signs. The most important sign is the roof lines of the house. If they are straight and there are no bows … [ read more ]