RESTATE NEGATIVE

DO NOT RESTATE NEGATIVE MESSAGES Michael P. MooneyThe world is full of negativity. People only have to turn on a news report or read the headlines of a news paper to see the evidence of this statement. Ironically, it is negative messages that make such media popular. However, no one seems to enjoy being the […]

THE POWER OF QUESTIONS

THE POWER OF QUESTION ASKING The Power of Question AskingBy Mary Ann MarzanoAsking the right questions in the right way changes the whole dynamics of your relationship with others and can affect how they respond to responsibility. Instead of telling someone what to do, or how to solve a problem, question them about it and […]

TRYING TO CHANGE OTHER

TRYING TO CHANGE OTHER LEADERS TRYING TO CHANGE OTHER LEADERS   Leading like Jesus begins with you: “Don’t make the mistake of first trying to change other leaders with whom you work. Focus on yourself. Be the change you want to see in others” (Blanchard, p. 209).Assignment QuestionWhat change do you need to make to […]

WHO’S FIRST?

WHO’S FIRST? WHO’S FIRST? "And whoever desires to be chief among you, let him be your servant; even as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many" (Mat 20:27-28, MKJV).Assignment Question:How does this scripture challenge you as a leader?

EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE

EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE Think of a time when, beyond a shadow of doubt, you experienced God’s love for you,personally, specifically, and in a way that only he and you knew its true significance in your life. Assignment Questions:How did you feel at the time?How do you feel at this moment?What do you need to say […]

BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE

BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE OF SELF-SERVING BIAS By Matthew FretwellDirections: Read through the Summation and Task below and then in your own words, answer each question in at least 100 words.(Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-serving_bias)Summation:This lesson informs us that “self-serving bias can be seen in the commonhuman tendency to take credit for success but to deny responsibilityfor failure.” A good […]

WHAT IF IT DOES NOT WORK

WHAT IF IT DOES NOT WORK? Philosophy of Ministry/Vision/Leadership -point to ponder:What if God is or is not in it? Does success mean blessing?Consider the below Scripture: Then there stood up one in the Sanhedrin, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a doctor of the Law honored among all the people. And he commanded the apostles to […]

Breaking Fellowship

WHY CHRISTIANS BREAK FELLOWSHIP We Christians are an interesting breed because we all believe wehear God. What becomes real interesting is when we misinterpret the voicesof our egos as the prompting of the Holy Spirit. This is probably thesingle biggest reason for the breaking of fellowship between Brothersand Sisters in the faith.Consider this outline:1) Two […]

Make The Right Descision

HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION EVERY TIME By Michael Mooney There seems to be a distorted concept that all decisions are “either or” and “right or wrong”.  While it is true that some decisions are wrong (such as sin), in many cases of everyday life our decisions are “gray” and are neither black nor […]

How to Ask Questions

How to Ask Questions to Increase Understanding and Creativity   How to Ask and AnalyzeSome people have trouble understanding the value, or power of a question. However, a question is by far one of the most powerful ways in which a person can think. Consider for a moment the power of a few questions: When […]

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