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Be the Village

One side says, “It takes a Village to Raise a Child.” The other side said, “NO! It takes 2 parents!” Well, here is the truth about rearing children. Leaders know that we need to help children and help parents rear children. However, all out efforts are resulting in worsening statistics. So maybe we need a new plan. Let’s first get some correct, scientific facts. Then let’s consult some time-tested wisdom. If we keep wandering around in “left field” or “gridlock” our kids will continue to falter. There is a way through the wilderness to the Promised Land. I’ll give you a map in less than 30 minutes.

Also, if you like, you may sign up for a free ebook on how to start a full time preschool — as mission. I know of no other mission that can change the world so dramatically or so quickly. I know of no other mission that can pay for itself. Please consider this and please pass the ebook around!

Leadering millenials to leadership

Was away last week at a ministerial conference. Great time to pull away and focus on the Lord.
The weekend before I got a chance to read the book, The Shaping of Things to Come, which some stimulating and disturbing things to say about how congregations should be arranged. Delightfully, got a chance to discuss this with colleagues at the conference. (Would be delighted to discuss this with you.)
On the way back, praying about a congregation in Austin, I heard from the Lord. I have the commission to train leadership for the millennium.

This means that I am looking for young people, who want to learn leadership, to serve Jesus through servant leadership, that impacts the wider community.

Do you see? This is not about starting another “bless me” club. This is not about feathering another inward looking nest. This is about forming a community that will actually DO SOMETHING — something that will truly, really, measurable, greatly help everyone.

And right away, service is rewarded with learning leadership. I think this is a good deal. I’m excited about the Lord’s plans in this.