Category Archives: Thriving Administratively

Are You Thriving in Your Fundraising? (Follower Change)

As I age (73 at the moment) I find the connections in my mind allowing me to speak clearly and quickly are not working as well.  So public speaking is fast becoming obsolete. However writing is still going well for … Continue reading

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Bloom Where We’re Planted!

Being servants where God has put us and being content to serve Him there, is the theme of this post from Mark Brewster, LI Staff Oasis Host in Lewiston, ID. “One of the dangers of living in our American consumer … Continue reading

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What Does Your Life Look Like Going Forward?

We are headed to Pine Valley, CA for the 3rd Life Impact Staff Conference! We started LI in 2003 in our Oasis in Sunriver, OR.  Our goal was to strengthen missionaries for the work God called them to.  The needs … Continue reading

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Are You “Out-of-Balance” in Your Life?

Does it seem for you, life goes out of balance quickly?  I know that’s what happens to me.  In my case, multi-tasking is a myth.  I can focus well on only one thing at a time and if I’m motivated … Continue reading

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What Amazon Negatives Teach Us About Team Ethos

Amazon is in the news these days because their business culture is ruining people’s lives, according to the reports.  In ministry the same reality can happen, by nook or crook.  Bad leadership, incompetent leadership, or misguided leadership can create negative … Continue reading

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Those Unending Details are Ruining My Life!

Are you ever sick and tired of your do-list of details?  If you are a relational person you probably hate the little things that must be done.  If you are an administrative type like me, the details challenge, but can … Continue reading

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Redesigning an Hierarchical Organization (1.32)

Those of us leading organizations or designing them, have a practical problem today moving us into “hierarchical” thinking — concern for IRS regulations and rules moves us in that direction.  I’ve discussed that reality earlier in my blog, but suffice … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Controlled or Empowered? (1:31)

Creating organizations that stifle the creativity of our colleagues in ministry, and harness them into places and jobs where they don’t thrive, works against the very image

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What? An Organization that Unleashes the Missionary? (1.30)

I’ve written some about our experience working in Communist countries in the 70’s and 80’s.  After 25 years, the recent Olympics gave another view of how things work in countries with a strong “hierarchy.”  Fifty-one billion dollars can get the … Continue reading

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Practical but Feeble Attempts to Apply Paul’s Leadership Principle (1.26)

Paul’s Principle of Leadership expressed in 2 Corinthians 1:24 — Good Leaders Don’t Dominate Others, but rather Create Ways Others Can Live and Act According to Their Own Confidence in God.

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