When you sign up to be a leader, you also sign up to experience some seasons of discouragement. It comes with the territory. Not everyone will like your decisions and will let you know it….sometimes in “not so nice ways.” You will lose people. Some because they don’t care for you as their leader and some because you have to let them go. You will be frustrated at times with an employee’s performance and cannot express your frustration to your closest friends, because they are on the team with you. There is oftentimes loneliness at the top. You will feel … Continue reading 5 Tips For Handling Discouragement In Leadership
It is easy to make the “stand out” students a huge part of your ministry, because they do just that, they stand out. What about those quiet students who do not stand out in the crowd, but rather quietly attends? Are either more important? No, both are important and both should be a part of your student ministry. How can we do that? Treat every student the same– Now, obviously, some students respond to different relationship styles differently, but every student at the core should be treated the same. I am not saying talk about the same stuff with every … Continue reading Making the “Stand Out” and the “Sit back” Students a Part of Your Student Ministry
Tim Schmoyer shared this video yesterday, and I thought it was very interesting, and I wanted to share it as well. You can read his thoughts and interact with him and others here. It has to do with the correlation of media and self-esteem. It deals with a teen girl and how the consumption of media can affect her self-esteem. This video is not necessarily written from a Christian perspective necessarily, but it has some principles that are great, and I wanted to see your thoughts. Here is the video: Do you think media affects the self-esteem of our girls? … Continue reading Does media affect the self esteem of teenage girls?