Elements of a Healthy Team

I have written all week about team idleness. Check out more of the posts on the main blog. I thought it was equally important to share some thoughts about what makes up a healthy team. Obviously that is our goal. Here are some quick elements of healthy teams: [...] Continue Reading…

My Sobering Experience in Juvenile Court

What an experience today! Nate, our 17-year-old son (soon to be 18), had a minor traffic ticket for failure to yield to a yellow light and had to appear in juvenile court. We went to court and paid the ticket several months ago. I posted a blog about the first experience. Read it HERE. Today we had to reappear to prove he had been to traffic school. After 3 hours of waiting (attorneys get to go first), they saw our case, which took no more than 2 minutes, and we were on our way. [...] Continue Reading…

Will The Real Leader Please Stand Up?

I believe and practice the concept of team leadership. I want people in our organization that will assume ownership of an individual task and follow through with the responsibility of seeing projects completed well. We have a shared leadership philosophy at Grace Community Church and I have posted about the need for a leader to “give their vision away” to people he or she trust to make it better. [...] Continue Reading…

Innovative Ministry Leader: Don’t Miss This Opportunity

At the same time, our church has continued to grow and the needs for our ministries are greater than ever. This season has forced us to find ways to do more with less. We need to continue to train our people, learn new ways of doing things and keep up with current trends, but we can no longer afford to attend all the conferences we once could. [...] Continue Reading…

What Causes Team Idleness?

Yesterday I began some thoughts about the term team idleness. To understand the term fully read that post HERE.

What causes team idleness? What causes a team to stagnate and fail to move forward towards reaching its goals and objectives? Here are a few of my thoughts: [...] Continue Reading…

Sonia Sotomayor Video-Courts Role in Legal System

Watch this short clip with President Obama’s potential Supreme Court nominee talking about the role of the court in establishing law. Obviously it is out of context and that should never be the deciding factor in making a decision about someone, but if she believes what she says then it is a major dividing line among what people think judges should do. Do judges set laws or interpret laws? [...] Continue Reading…