Discovering Your Success Potential

Mentoring Leaders - Discovering Your Success Potential

The Bible says our dreams, hopes and potentials are God-given treasures:

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves” (2 Cor. 4:7).

God is saying to us that He put the treasure of dreams, hopes, vision and a potential for success in each one of us. When we realize this, we should say, “This dream is not from me. This hope is something God placed in my heart.” And yet, literally billions of people have died with their dreams, hopes and potential to succeed still in them, entombed beneath the sod, never released. Are we going to add to the wealth in the cemetery by not using the God-given treasure in us?

Before You Hire

Mentoring Leaders - Before You Hire (1)

One of the most common mistakes leaders make is hiring too soon. Here’s a tip that may alleviate some of the pain later on. Often, we don’t have qualified people that enter our ranks, and we must choose from whom God provides, but we can get antsy and hire too quickly. Your first step when you see a need, is not to hire a person. Instead, architect a fishing pond, or a team of people that will Read More

Three Keys to Innovation

Mentoring Leaders - Three Keys to Innovation

It seems that every leader and organization wants to be innovative.
But innovation in ministry is often misunderstood.

It’s far more than just doing something new or novel. It’s doing something new or novel that advances our core mission. Otherwise it’s not a genuine innovation. It’s simply something new and different – and often more of a distraction than anything else.

Innovation takes more than a great idea and openness to change. It also needs adaptability, honest feedback, and a willingness to admit defeat. These are the three keys to serial innovation that most people who want to innovate never think about.

Committed to Change: Part 2

Mentoring Leaders - Committed to Change Part 2 (1)

Are you a person committed to change?

This time of year, we’re all thinking about change. We’re going to change our diet, go to the gym, and finally lose that unwanted weight. We’re going to change our spending, budget more tightly, and finally save up that extra cash. We’re going to change our schedule, make more time for the Lord, and finally make 2015 the year we read our Bible every day.

Committed to Change: Part 1

Mentoring Leaders - Committed to Change- Part 1

Are you a person committed to change?

This time of year, we’re all thinking about change. We’re going to change our diet, go to the gym, and finally lose that unwanted weight. We’re going to change our spending, budget more tightly, and finally save up that extra cash. We’re going to change our schedule, make more time for the Lord, and finally make 2015 the year we read our Bible every day.

When Seasons Change: Part 2

When Seasons Change- Part 2 - Mentoring Leaders

Focus on your faith, and not your frustrations.
We all want a life of peace but it doesn’t seem like that’s God’s intention. Why? Probably because God knows better. God knows when we get comfortable, we tend to start to get lazy, slide on things, and fall away. As they say: The toughest test is not of poverty but that of prosperity.” This saying calls attention to the fact that it is perhaps when we are successful and comfortable that we are most vulnerable to forgetting our dependence on God:

When Seasons Change: Part 1

When Season Change - Part 1- Mentoring Leaders

Life is all about change. We all experience change but do we like it? Generally speaking….No!

But life is all about change. In fact, we are about change as well. Just think of it, we lose about 150-200 strands of hair every day (some of us more!) but each day they are replaced with others. Change…it’s simply a reflection of the progression of life.

Doing Church as a Team – Watch the Conference Here!

Ministering to Different Groups

Even if you can’t make it to Hawaii this Thursday, you’re invited to a special session of New Hope Oahu’s Doing Church as a Team Conference! Doing Church as a Team underscores that church numbers are insignificant when every individual is not involved. However, if the team members work together as one toward a single, clearly defined goal, anything is possible, and everyone shares in the joys and Read More