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DMin, Leadership and Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Radical Pursuit

By: on July 4, 2019

We live in a world where there is an increase revision of Christianity which allows people to create “their own versions of what Christianity means, abandoning the nuances of traditional theology in favor of religions that stroke their egos and indulge or even celebrate their worst impulses.”[1] However, as Christian leaders, we are commissioned to…

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Mind the Gap Across the Pond Visitor’s Guide

By: on June 25, 2019

Survival guides are written to prepare people for possible cultural dynamics of a soon to be visited country. Though guides such as “CultureShock! A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette” and CultureShock! Great Britain provides a practical overview for people moving to London primarily; it always gives tourists an insight into the history and customs…

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Gold Mining

By: on June 24, 2019

As it is written here that Gold has been a treasured by cultures all over the world since the beginning of time. When we were growing up, we remember visiting many gold mining areas in our community in Kenya. I felt connected to this book as if it was being written for me, especially in…

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Mining for Gold: A forty-niner’s perspective

By: on June 23, 2019

Learning about the Gold Rush of 1848 and 1849 is a part of most California education. In 4th grade is when I learned all about California history, from the missions to the pioneers who came panning for gold. In my school, our section on the Gold rush culminated in Gold Rush Day, where our parents…

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Sorry its late!

By: on June 22, 2019

Wow! Talk about a smack in the face! In “Mining for Gold,” Comacho had me from the beginning; what can I say, it’s one of those “God” books I enjoy reading. To draw me deeper, the author used King David as a reference point; one man that has always inspired and motivated me as a…

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Multiplication is God’s plan For Growth and Expansion.

By: on June 22, 2019

Multiplication is very a powerful strategy for growth but it’s does not seem so obvious until you exercise closely. Today if I offer you $1 million or the alternative total result of starting $1 today and keep doubling the amount every next day for 30 days, which option would you take. I’m sure many would…

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Real Coaching

By: on June 21, 2019

Rui Hachimura   The NBA draft is a crap shoot, one commentator said. NBA managers, owners, and coaches all made their selections of the new crop of rookies who left college, or in some extreme cases, high school, to take their chance on a road to riches and fame as a professional basketball player. Although there are…

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Coaching for NARPs

By: on June 21, 2019

Not being very athletic, I was not involved in any regular sports programs. My usual interaction with sports teams were observed from the bleachers or the recliner. The idea of a “coach” usually brings vision of a person on the side lines yelling either inspirational things to the team or profanities to a shamed group…

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Coaching, Community, and Questions

By: on June 21, 2019

I do not like praying for answers. I find the results quite inconsistent in terms of their accuracy – or at least perceived accuracy. That is not to say that I do not pray about things, but rather than expecting a voice from heaven to direct me, I expect direction to come from the community…

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Gold Expedition: Kingdom Edition

By: on June 21, 2019

Last week the book entitled Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching by Tom Camacho was introduced as a summer reading in our doctoral program, and this book is a gold mine. For an individual in any leadership or coaching capacity, this book is a must-read. Since this blog is not to provide a…

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Change lanes please.

By: on June 20, 2019

(Martyn Percy Post from 2 weeks ago- go back for my Camacho post “We’ve Got the Bling”) A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and brilliant communicator preached at our church. This woman, while not a pastor or a professor, spoke as a committed life-long Christ follower about her call into the world. She…

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A Properly Fitted Yoke?

By: on June 20, 2019

I’m tired. It’s the end of the school year for me and my kids, so it is to be expected. But this year it is running deeper and pushing me to examine more closely how I got here. This past Sunday I wrapped up a sermon series on worship and this last one was specifically…

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Keeping the Right Focus

By: on June 20, 2019

Tom Camacho’s Mining for Gold is a God centered leadership book that focuses on the work of the Holy Spirit as a Christian leader’s personal coach. His GOLD acronym stands for Gold is everywhere, Open your eyes to see it, Learn the skills to draw it out, and Develop others continuously.[1] I know I am…

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Questions for Tom Camacho

By: on June 20, 2019

I am looking forward to Zooming with Pastor Tom Camacho on Monday, our final LGP8 Zoom chat together.  I cannot think of a better topic to end our blogging on for a DMin program than “coaching”. This practical, helpful, and challenging topic is perfect for a practitioner like me.  Before we get started, I have…

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The best review you’ll ever read

By: on June 20, 2019

I am blessed with the negative ability to get the wrong end of an author’s metaphors. Subsequently, reviewing a book often means climbing past metaphors in order to see what they are getting at. This book was a prime example of how my dysfunctional mind operates. The introduction just about tipped me over the edge.…

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Deep Listening

By: on June 20, 2019

Tom Camacho’s book, Mining for Gold gives thoughtful insight into a framework for coaching leadership. His passion for drawing out the potential in others came through in each chapter. His positive view of people and his love for Scripture must make him a joy to work with. Camacho’s generous nature translates through his language of…

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I did last week’s this week and this week’s last week.

By: on June 20, 2019

I’ve seen too many videos and heard too many stories of people walking into the UK (or Australia, or Canada kind of?) and thinking because everything is English, they can let their cultural guard down… but of course they end up making a fool of themselves. I went into these books, Orin Hargraves, CultureShock! London…

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Companions on a journey

By: on June 20, 2019

The ongoing development of leaders is a critical and necessary element for any organization, church, ministry, and even family, to sustain and see flourish itself in the future. Tom Camacho, in his new book, Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching, introduces practical ways to ensure new, thriving leadership continues to be released and…

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Coaches Bring Out the Best

By: on June 20, 2019

Growing up playing many sports but especially soccer, I always had coaches in my life. My coaches have mostly challenged me to do my best, pushed me to try harder, encouraged me when I failed, and celebrated with me my successes. When a coach has seventeen players on a soccer team, one of his primary…

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Helping Leaders Grow

By: on June 20, 2019

I have never been one for self help books. It always struck me as strange that instead of seeking out mentors or others to help myself along whatever journey I was on at the time that I should turn to a book. In his book Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching, Tom Camacho makes…

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