Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Snow Camp Prayer

Our church youth group more than doubles it’s size this weekend and heads off to snow camp. I’ve been struggling with the blog I intended post, but this prayer flows easily. This is for my church youth group, and all … Continue reading

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Reality Check for God’s Servants

I could not pass by this reality check as a servant for the Lord. One verse and statement sums up the tension that exists in ministry as we seek to serve God without the human attitude of our earthly nature. … Continue reading

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30 Seconds or Lose It

The TV show is a “Minute to Win It”. In real life communication, you have 30 seconds or you lose it. That is, to get your message out.  So whether you’re in the elevator, on the jet plane, making a … Continue reading

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Finding Compassionate Camp Staff

The staff you hire for camp this summer, especially your counselors, must fulfill criteria to meet the needs of your unique program. For the camp ministry meeting the spiritual needs of the human heart, no matter how unique your program, … Continue reading

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A Campfire Bear Story: Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Or Just Waiting for the Director?

Here is a leadership campfire story for you.  Grab your roasting stick, coffee is on, let’s enjoy our time! Davey Crockett was a mountain man, politician, and leader.  His plain spun speech and folksy wit made him an outspoken but … Continue reading

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Fundraising, It’s Not About the Money

I was startled to read in a book on non-profit finance this highlighted statement, “it’s not about the money”. Surely an accountant would not make such a statement.  In a book on non-profit fundraising I found this additional thought, “It’s … Continue reading

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Deer Trails, They All Lead Somewhere

Trudging through the snow in the woods the deer trails become easy to follow. For the deer those paths are all important.  There is a reason they are there.  Follow a path and you begin to see that they lead … Continue reading

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