Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Before Cabin Time Eat, Pray, Love, Look…

Eat. Think about snacks. Why snacks? What kind of snacks? Will crinkly candy wrappers and crunchy potato chips be a distraction in your cabin? Pray. Paul instructs us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). So when it comes to cabin time when should pray? Right when you start? At the end of the meeting?Continue reading “Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Before Cabin Time Eat, Pray, Love, Look…”

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Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Cabin Time Problems

Cabin time is such a crucial time at Young Life camp; it’s where kids get to process the talks they’re hearing and ultimately process their response to the gospel. Sadly, some of our cabin times can get a bit derailed. Here are some issues that you might want to be aware of. Keep these inContinue reading “Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Cabin Time Problems”

Give them the Tools they Need!

Today would like to hit on one aspect of the small group coach-leader relationship: equipping. If you are a small group coach you probably know building a relationship with your leaders is super important but you don’t necessarily want to get stuck there. Pastor Bill Donahue from Willow Creek makes this point when he saysContinue reading “Give them the Tools they Need!”

Living an Unhurried Life – Prayer

I recently picked up a book by Alan Fadling, called An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rythms of Work and Rest. I picked it up upon the recommendation of Paul Jensen, the executive director of the Leadership Institute, whom Alan is the director of a ministry within that ministry.  Its kind of cool actually, many yearsContinue reading “Living an Unhurried Life – Prayer”

Top Seven Books of 2012

The year has come to an end and its time to do what bloggers do… write a “Top x Books of the Year” list. I have read a ton of books this year. Over 130 which means that I read more than 2 books per week. CRAZY! However as I looked at those books mostContinue reading “Top Seven Books of 2012”

The Essence of Coaching (pt. 3): Cultivating A Passion for Developing Leaders

The Essence of Coaching – Cultivating a Passion for Developing Leaders “Faithful leaders will make disciples, but great leaders focus on making other leaders.”  -Tom Wood  Here is a simple truth, if leaders are going to grow they NEED someone to coach them. Some leaders will not have a coach so they will turn toContinue reading “The Essence of Coaching (pt. 3): Cultivating A Passion for Developing Leaders”

The Essence of Coaching (pt. 2): Cultivating Community

The Essence of Coaching – Cultivating Community So last time we looked at some steps we could take to help cultivate a culture of transformation among our leaders and their Life Groups. Today we will take a look at what it would look like to cultivate a love for community in them. One of myContinue reading “The Essence of Coaching (pt. 2): Cultivating Community”

The Essence of Coaching (pt. 1): Cultivating Transformation

Hey Friends! This week we start a new series about Lifegroups, specficially coaching Lifegroups. In this series I am going to be working around what Bill Donahue and Greg Bowman call the “Essence” of Lifegroup Coaching. __________________________________ The Essence of Coaching – Cultivating Transformation So recently I have been reading some stuff about coaching, specificallyContinue reading “The Essence of Coaching (pt. 1): Cultivating Transformation”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 5): Pattern 1 – Steps for Connecting Your Own Group

I know its been a LONG time since I posted for this series (two full quarters to be exact)…. but school is almost on break again so here we go! ____________________________________________________ Pattern 1: Connecting (Steps for Your Group) Hey friends, I know it’s been a while since I last posted something to this series. IContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 5): Pattern 1 – Steps for Connecting Your Own Group”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 2): Biblical Life Groups

Biblical Lifegroups Okay I know that the last “article”/post/lesson (what do I even call these things!) was pretty long…. I’m sorry, but I had to set down the groundwork before we could start building upon it. Anyway today’s article is going to be a lot shorter, I promise! So last time we took a lookContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 2): Biblical Life Groups”