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Check It Out: Carey Nieuwhof Podcast with Todd Adkins

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This morning on my run I finished a really good podcast-the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast (click here for the Podcast and show notes). Carey does a great job on the show notes of touching on some of the content, so scroll down the page if you click over there.

His guest was Todd Adkins and they talked about leadership development. There were a lot of good tips and bits of information, and it was very challenging for me as well.

You should check it out!

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Check It Out – Rows vs. Round Tables

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A few summers ago I took a group of student leaders to a conference in the metroplex. While there, instead of sitting in rows, we sat around tables. We came home and within a few months we made the switch in our youth room to round tables.

The discussion, warmth, and intentionality we have seen from the use of tables has been fascinating. Today, many of the kids in the youth ministry here don’t know anything but sitting at round tables on a Wednesday night.

I found this article very interesting and thought provoking. We do not have the ability in our sanctuary to pull this off, but I am intrigued nevertheless. I do not know if round tables are the final answer, but for our youth ministry, they have made a noticeable difference in engagement and relationship.

Here’s a short clip:

Sunday church services had become just another spectator event. Attendees came, sat, stared, spoke to no one, and went home. It wasn’t a community of believers. It was just another passive audience of disconnected strangers.

But then somebody rearranged the furniture. And things started to change.

Click here to read Breaking out of Sunday Spectator Status at the Holy Soup Blog.

 

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Check It Out: The Tweet Song

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Today’s post is a lot lighter. I found this video earlier this week and thought it was worth sharing.

Tim Hawkins and Jonnie W. present the Tweet Song. Click here to watch it, or watch it below.

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Check It Out – Don’t Judge Too Quickly

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There are a few blogs that I get delivered to my email inbox and make sure to not delete until I’ve read them. Jon Acuff’s blog posts fall into that category.

Here’s one from a few weeks back that I thought was valuable. It’s a quick read, but here’s a short part of it:

We tend to over edit ourselves during the creative process and it’s a colossal mistake. Why? Because you’re usually the worst judge of things you create.

Read more at Acuff.me: Bon Jovi was wrong and you probably are, too. http://acuff.me/2017/01/bon-jovi-wrong-probably/

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Check It Out-Leading Worship

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I remember being in high school and leading my youth group in worship. I was passionate about worship, and never understood why others wouldn’t sing. I learned so much through the many mistakes I made during those years. Maybe I’ll write out some of my learnings at some point.

Until then, here’s an interesting article on leading worship in small settings  written by Tim Price at the Youth Specialties blog. Check it out and see what you can learn.

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