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

The Whole Body Fully Alive

By: on January 18, 2023

Understanding Coaching Leadership Tom Camacho, in his book Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching, presents an exciting approach to developing leaders in the local church, in the business community, in government, in the family setting, and in the broader world context. The purpose of his writing is to help identify, shape, and accompany…

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As Good as Gold

By: on January 18, 2023

My husband has been a dedicated fan of all gold mining shows on the Discovery channel for years. They could be mining in Alaska, in the Bering Sea, in the desert or jungle or remote rivers. The miners spend resources upon resources to dig deep in the hope of finding specks – or at best,…

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Skeptical at first

By: on January 18, 2023

I’m a big believer in coaching. In fact, I have two coaching appointments with two pastors scheduled for tomorrow morning, and I plan to look over my coaching questions as soon as I finish writing. Research clearly demonstrates the helpful nature of coaching across multiple industries and disciplines. That’s not even a debate at this…

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Gold Digger

By: on January 18, 2023

A few times while reading “Mining for Gold” by Tom Camacho, I found myself humming the song “Gold Digger” by Kanye West and Jamie Foxx. It’s a rap song from around 2005. Disclaimer:  it’s moral TRASH. Don’t Google it. Don’t Shazam the lyrics. Don’t listen to it on Spotify. It’s morally debased, and I hesitate…

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Striking Gold

By: on January 18, 2023

The book Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching by Tom Camacho contains frequent historical stories about people who struck gold, and after reading this book, I feel like I could add my name to the list. The book provides a philosophy and framework for healthy Leadership Coaching, which is helpful, but my ‘Eureka’…

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Isten a vezetők bányásza és finomítój.

By: on January 18, 2023

Isten a vezetők bányásza és finomítój.  (Hungarian ) God is the miner and Refiner of leaders. That is how Imre Balogh translated Camacho’s words for me this morning.  He called from Hungary to tell me that he and his newly married wife were expecting a little girl.  Imi (his nickname) was my pitcher on the…

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We Do Not Always Get to Coach a David

By: on January 18, 2023

I have always enjoyed the story of Samuel. From his mother crying in the temple to the head- scratching episode of Endor, his story has been an absorbing page turner that never gets old to me. His steadfastness and devotion to God when those around him lose their way resonates deeply with me. (As an…

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Fitted for a New Hat

By: on January 18, 2023

“That’s insane. Why not start another worship service within the church you are currently serving,” the coach asked me. I had been going through a year of discernment, telling two churches “No, thank you” after they offered for me to serve as their senior pastor, and had been approached by two other couples in the…

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Mining For Treasure

By: on January 17, 2023

The last two and a half years of leadership reading, and discovery got me asking these questions, what is the purpose of the church, and are we fulfilling our missional purpose. I have observed a number of churches with cute catch phrases, and mission statements. But are those expressions of cleaver branding or God’s desired…

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Developing Kingdom Leaders or Kingdom People?

By: on January 17, 2023

Tom Camacho is clearly passionate about developing leaders—you can ‘feel’ his passion for the topic throughout the pages of his book, Mining For Gold. Here are some of my thoughts about a few of his points: Points I Appreciate (Or a few specific ones among many): • I appreciate his vision to develop people—whether ‘lay…

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Goldmining at the margins

By: on January 17, 2023

Mining for Gold discusses leadership development through coaching. Specifically, coaching that integrates biblical principles with identity, purpose and strengths. The book is divided into two parts comprising of six chapters each. The first part focuses on the process of discovering God’s gift in one’s life, and the second part on refining or developing the gift. To…

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Hope for the Future

By: on January 17, 2023

Comacho has taken a brilliant approach in weaving the analogy of gold refinement and applying it to the realm of coaching for Kingdom leadership development. The idea of refining, becoming, and empowering drew me as a teenager to Job 23:10. I memorized it and often quoted it to myself through the years. Though I was…

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Let everyone learn to sail

By: on January 17, 2023

“I have found that almost every leader asks these two questions of God: Who have you created me to be? What have you created me to do to serve you and your kingdom?” [1]  Aren’t those the very questions that most Christians ask themselves sooner or later? I would even venture to say that non-Christians…

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Fool’s Gold

By: on January 16, 2023

As a child I always loved a good adventure. I would often reenact “Little House on the Prairie” (1)scenes outside discovering new unfound places and things. One of these adventures was to find gold or other gems that would make us rich so all our problems would disappear. Armed with a sifter and a shovel…

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They said it… Willpower won’t fix it!

By: on January 16, 2023

So often in the new year we make New Year’s resolutions, convinced that this new year will be the year that we will overcome all our vices and change the way we live… because we are motivated this year. “We will do it this year!” Then life happens and we fail for the first time,…

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We Need Barnabas!

By: on January 16, 2023

I enjoyed reading Tom Comacho, Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders. [1] However Dr. Clark challenged to not hold back anymore, “to have more confidence with my anointing and prophetic gifting, for some reason I seem to hold back” I gave him some lame excuses and blamed some things on Covid and how I don’t…

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Gold Mine

By: on January 16, 2023

“We are called as leaders to mine for the gold in others, cooperate with God as he refines that gold and then help them invest that gold in the kingdom.” (Camacho 2019, 4)  God has prepared a gold mine, the treasure of His image in every human being.  It is incredibly humbling to consider that…

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The Pressure is Off – A Pastoral Paradigm Shift

By: on January 15, 2023

Youth ministry was not the career path I desired. Though pastoring has been the dream since I was 18 years old, I rarely saw myself as a youth pastor. A senior pastor? Absolutely. Youth pastor? In the words of Moses, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” To my surprise, I have served in…

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Desire for More

By: on January 14, 2023

I felt it early, even as a child. The bone deep desire for something more. Do the right thing. Get the good grades. Don’t cause waves. Control is my addiction and approval my vice. I am chasing, always chasing. Trying. Yearning. Wanting. Numbing. I live in bondage…to myself. The fatal flaw of humanity is a…

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