Posts Tagged ‘ministry’

Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing Dennis A. Jacobsen – 2001, Augsburg Fortress Publishers Notes/Outline: Chapter 2: The World as It Should Be Story of author getting kicked out of leading Bible Study in prison. “Power without love is tyranny, love without power is sentimentality.” Chapter 3 : Engaging the Public Arena “the church is […]

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  The Cornerstone Concept: In Leadership, In Life Roberta M. Gilbert Thinking It Over sections at end of chapter are good chapter by chapter summaries.  Questions at the end may be good journaling activities.  Memorize the indicators of self-differentiation in chapter 7.  I’m curious why Gilbert never seems to reference Ed Friedman, even in bibliographies. […]

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  A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix Edwin H. Friedman Brilliant book for developing the emotional fortitude necessary for leadership.  A little crotchety for my tastes at times, but some of that may come with the territory.  Finished April, 2012. Outline/Summary: Editor’s Preface Ed Friedman died prematurely while working […]

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  How to Click with People: The Secret to Better Relationships in Business and in Life Dr. Rick Kirschner Brief Summary: Use a variety of techniques to “click” with people.  Blending is the most comprehensive and powerful of these techniques.  I found the first four chapters to be the most helpful. Finished March, 2012 Outline/Summary: Chapter […]

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Leading from the Second Chair: Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams Mike Bonem Roger Patterson Brief Summary: The core of the book is in the three paradoxes.  A second chair leader is a “subordinate-leader.”  They have a wide perspective (the organization as a whole), while also maintaining a deep perspective relative to […]

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The New Breed: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer Jonathan McKee Thomas W. McKee I read the first edition in March 2012.  A second edition is out now linked above. Brief summary: Empower volunteers to serve in ways they feel serve their needs as well as your needs.  The New Breed wants to do it […]

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Jesus’s Do Not Pack List

Posted: September 26, 2013 by Todd in Sermons
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  I preached this sermon on Sunday, September 8, 2013 as the final sermon in our Grace Factory series.  The scripture is Luke 9:1-6.  Here’s the audio. In more than 3 out of 4 times, the team that wins each series in the National Basketball Association playoffs has home court advantage.  In 2006, the Miami […]

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