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Tips To Plan & Implement A Killer Men’s Retreat

Tips To Plan & Implement A Killer Men’s Retreat

Our men’s retreat has been one of the highlights of the year.  It’s a time for men to get away, enjoy nature, connect with God, and hang out with other guys.

Each year, we feel like we learn something new and we are definitely growing as we go along. But here are are some tips that will hopefully help you as you plan and implement your next men’s retreat.

Lead Small

Lead Small

I discovered something while at a men’s retreat. The greatest impact you can make in the lives of people is to lead small.  We often think bigger is better but when it comes to growing in our faith and building authentic relationships, smaller wins out.

When you look at the life of Jesus, He had a group of 12 disciples and in his inner circle were just three people.  Who in your group is God calling you to apprentice and mentor in this season? Let’s focus on a few this year and really invest and pour into their lives so that they can eventually pass that on to others. So, remember to lead small.

5 Steps To Ensure An Awesome Women’s Event

5 Steps To Ensure An Awesome Women’s Event

There is so much to learn about coordinating an event. We recently had a one day women’s event called “Delight” and wanted to share what we learned through the journey and provide any resources others could use as well. Feel free to comment or ask any questions because as I mentioned, we’re all in this together.

Say What You Mean & Do What You Say

Say What You Mean & Do What You Say

We have all probably heard the saying “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” Saying what you mean is being consistent with your thoughts and words. But what does it mean to “mean what you say”? Well, it means actually doing what you say. It’s being consistent with your words and then your subsequent behavior and actions. So many of us stop at the saying part but it’s the doing that makes all the difference. The credibility and integrity of your leadership depends on it.

Preaching vs. Counseling

Preaching vs. Counseling

There is a difference between preaching and counseling. However, sometimes in the midst of counseling someone, it’s difficult not to be preachy because some of us are wired that way. Our bias towards action compels us to dispense solutions and fix problems, rather than to simply be an attentive listener and provide some counsel.

Counseling is not something they teach you in seminary. At least not when I was attending.  Perhaps these are courses that will be helpful for future pastors working in the churches.  We are dealing with more mental, emotional and spiritual issues in our ministries and it will benefit us all if we were prepared to respond thru proper training and equipping.