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Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Jesus Self-Differentiates

By: on January 21, 2023

Doctor Seuss’ books were a favorite growing up. I remember a less popular Doctor Seuss book titled: “Are You My Mother?” As a young child I thought it was pretty silly to follow the main character, a little bird, on his journey to find who his mother was. Asking who my mother is could be…

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Be faithful and available to Mining Gold~

By: on January 20, 2023

Mining for Gold is a book on developing Christian leaders through coaching written by Tom Camacho. Tom Camacho started his leadership experience first in the military as an officer and a pilot, then moved on to human resources and leadership development role in the GE corporate world. Then into answering the calling to the ministry…

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Coaching and Pastoring… Is there a difference?

By: on January 20, 2023

What’s the difference between pastoring and coaching? I have to admit that I have held a negative view of coaching born from life-coaches who have taken advantage of and given horrible advice to my sister-in-law. Tom Camacho’s Mining for Gold gave me a new perspective on coaching. At its core, Camacho states that “mining for…

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Look for the Next Person Up

By: on January 20, 2023

“We always look for the next person up.” This rang through my ears with enough pure elation that it would be an understate to say that it made my day. It was said to me by a women in her seventies as we debriefed interviewing candidates for an open staff position. She said it with…

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Empowerment: Modeled or Read?

By: on January 20, 2023

Reading Mining for Gold by Tom Camacho brought back strong memories of Bill Burnett’s and Dave Evan’s New York Times best-selling book, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joy-Filled Life. The similarities between the two books are almost identical in theme: True happiness comes from designing a life that works for you.  On…

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Leadership Clarity

By: on January 20, 2023

Mining for Gold by Tom Camacho is an inspirational and empowering book that encourages readers to take risks and find success in their lives. The book dives deep into the concept of gold mining and makes the correlation of how we can use our own life experiences to uncover hidden gems within ourselves and others.…

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LEARNING TO RIDE A BICYCLE

By: on January 20, 2023

“Thriving kingdom leaders are like pure gold. They are very valuable and they are quite scarce. Loving, fruitful and multiplying leaders are works of art, masterpieces fashioned by the hands of God himself. Like trees bearing fruit in season, their leaves don’t wither and they fulfil the call God has for their lives (Camacho, Tom.…

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The Transformational Power of Great Questions

By: on January 20, 2023

In “Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching,” Tom Camacho offers a guidebook to his leadership development theory, a theory that integrates key life coaching skills and scripturally informed leadership practices and perspectives. He writes, “We must get a new lens on leadership. We need to develop the skills of Coaching Leadership.”[1] His book…

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To Thrive and Thriving Others

By: on January 19, 2023

Many people in the world, including Christians, struggle with what is their purpose in life. People often ask themselves or their pastors this question. The difficulty in discovering the goal of life can have further harmful effects on many people. We can say feeling worthless or feeling empty without direction and purpose in this life.…

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Looking under the hood

By: on January 19, 2023

I am a PK…in other word’s a Pastor’s kid.  In fact, I’m (or was) a pastor’s Grandkid, Pastor’s niece, Pastor’s sister-in-law, Pastor’s wife and Pastor.  I have grown up inside the fishbowl of a ministry family. I start this way because I want to orient why I am a harsh critic of the church and…

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The Treasure of a Good Friendship

By: on January 19, 2023

  I am sitting by the pool at the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World. Between winter storms, loss of power, evacuating, and migraines (due to the winter storms and stress), I did not get my post done prior to this trip. So here I am. Not a bad place to sit for a bit…

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God of Love, Give Me Ears to hear and Eyes to See

By: on January 19, 2023

In his book, Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching, Tom Camacho presents leaders with an invitation to mine for the gold hidden within the people around us. Mining for gold is a mindset and a heart attitude to see the immense treasure and image of God in others. Camacho’s premise is that God…

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Questions Are Powerful

By: on January 19, 2023

Anyone ever told you there are no stupid questions? Mining for Gold may challenge that idea. Tom Camacho claims “There are great questions, OK questions, and terrible questions.” (Camacho, 70)  At least when it comes to coaching. The journey that introduced Tom to coaching was raw and inspiring. It involved some real pain and I appreciated…

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Beautiful, Pure, Soft, and Rare!

By: on January 19, 2023

“It is beautiful. It is pure. It is soft. It is rare.” Honestly this book grabbed me with these twelve descriptive words, and I kept reading until I reached the end. I had no intention of reading every word, but this book was well-timed and really spoke to some struggles that I have been currently…

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LIKE A KID ON CHRISTMAS MORN’

By: on January 19, 2023

Oohhh, Mining For Gold by Tom Camacho had my heart racing for days. I literally felt it was Christmas as I read through many of the pages. Just over a year ago, I founded Restore Counseling Center. We have 1, 3, 5, and 10-year goals. Part of those goals include multiplying our counseling center in…

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Mining for Gold in the Classroom

By: on January 19, 2023

After reading Tom Camacho’s book, Mining for Gold, my mind is full of thoughts of coaching. While I ran track and cross country in school, and so know something of coaching from that standpoint, I know very little of coaching from the author’s point of view. Basically, God as a refiner, and transforms us until…

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When to Say Yes and When to Say No

By: on January 19, 2023

Reading Mining For Gold by Tom Camacho reminded me of a time when I was planting a new church and my husband was planting a new community center. When anyone would approach me or my husband with a new idea my husband’s first instinct would be to say, “Yes! That’s a great idea! Let’s try…

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To Coach or Not to Coach?

By: on January 19, 2023

To be coached or not to be coached? If someone is sitting on the fence asking that question, Mining for Gold by Tom Camacho is the go-to apologetic to help answer the question for the fence straddler. Camacho uses GOLD as an acrostic to define his “coaching style of leadership”[1] and unpacks this style with…

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Start with God

By: on January 19, 2023

We should always mine for the gold in people’s lives. “Look for the good.” Pastor Mack Timberlake often bellowed from the pulpit on Sunday mornings from the large Church planted in the middle of a country field in Creedmoor, NC. Just as that seed (phrase ‘mining for gold’) inspired me all those years ago –…

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