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

By: on May 23, 2013

“A Peace of Napkin” Dan Roam’s book “The Back of the Napkin” contains fantastic ideas about ways to change our thinking and solve problems. Specificaly, he addresses the way our mind visualizes and the simplicity of using pictures. His concepts include how we “Look, See, Imagine and Show, the who/what/how much/where/when/how/why of things, as well…

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What a challenge

By: on May 23, 2013

One of the challenges faced as the indigenous Church grows in India and the number of small house churches increases is their relationship with the community.   In many cases, conflicts arise between the church and the community because of wrong perceptions on the part of the church as well as the community.  As a result…

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Jesus says “Go.” Church says “Come.”

By: on May 23, 2013

The problem that I wanted to identify and clarify is the difference in function between a “come” ministry and a “go” ministry.  So, using the look, see, imagine, show process I began to draw.  (I am one of the “’I can’t draw, but…’ people, otherwise known as the Yellow Pen people (or highlighters) because they’re often…

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Napkin Planning

By: on May 23, 2013

Back of the Napkin Exercise I am reading Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam. He encourages organizations to solve problems through simple drawings. The problem that I am attempting to solve is to increase the effectiveness of the worship experience on Sunday. We presently have two separate teams with little crossover. They both have…

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By: on May 23, 2013

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Health, Rhythm & Napkins

By: on May 23, 2013

Over the past seven years I have directed a Spiritual Formation ministry directed at local and regional youth workers, named Project Renovation. The vision of the Project is simple, we are committed to “renewing souls and resourcing leaders”.  However, sometimes in our passion to care for and develop the souls of these young leaders, we…

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Napkins are for More than Drinks

By: on May 23, 2013

This week’s assignment was to produce a drawing on a napkin using the ideas and skills set forth in Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam.  I was intrigued by the idea and once I got into the book I was excited to try out his process for visualizing problems and ideas.   I created…

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A New Frontier

By: on May 18, 2013

One of my favorite TV shows growing up was Star Trek. I loved it when captain Kirk would open up the show by narrating the mission of the Enterprise, “Space the final frontier… to boldly go where no man has gone before, these are the voyages of space ship Enterprise.” Today, I feel like I…

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Influencer and Creator

By: on May 17, 2013

Of the nine StandOut roles, my top two roles are influencer and creator. As an influencer, my mind tends to fast-forward to the final outcome of a situation. The assessment was on target in stating that I am committed to moving a person or a team to action. I often try to internally figure out…

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By: on May 17, 2013

My Standout Assessment Report based on the book by Marcus Buckingham revealed that my first strength is as a “Stimulator” and my second is as a “Provider.”  The greatest value I bring to the team is: “You make the exciting safe.” As I read through the results of the assessment I couldn’t stop from laughing…

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Stand Out

By: on May 16, 2013

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Do You Know Your Strenghts?

By: on May 16, 2013

As a leader it is important to know your strengths and weaknesses.  This allows you to develop your strengths and also seek jobs and tasks that play to what you are good at and are naturally inclined to enjoy.   This week I worked through Marcus Buckingham’s Standout: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment, and took…

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Why Not?

By: on May 16, 2013

My strengths finder test indicated that I am a creator/pioneer.  That was my guess even as I was reading the book Stand Out by Marcus Buckingham.   The results show that I am constantly inventing and initiating.  I thrive on challenges that break the confines of how most people generally think and enjoy looking beyond normal…

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Connecting in a Globalized World

By: on May 16, 2013

I recently took the “Standout” strengths assessment test. My strongest strength is that of a “connector.” I love people and I think that we’re capable of much more together than when we act alone. This strength can be particularly important in a globalized world.             As our world has become smaller we can purchase products…

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Uniquely Wired

By: on May 16, 2013

While sitting in my office yesterday, preparing for a meeting in which I will be running on Thursday, two key concepts came to mind.  One, how can I be a catalyst for positive well organized change. And two, how can I connect others in a significant way that will further growth in leaders inside as…

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How Do I Stand Out?

By: on May 15, 2013

The StandOut strengths assessment is one among many ways to assess one’s strengths. This one specifically focuses on leadership. These kinds of assessments have always been a struggle for me. One on my strengths is not quick decision making. However it was insightful. The results for me is that out of the 9 roles ,…

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Standout Assessment for David Toth

By: on May 15, 2013

The StandOut assessment returned the following results for David A Toth: Equalizer / Connector.  I agree with the assessment, it does seem like me; both functions reflect my lifestyle modus operandi.  I appreciated the assessment process.  It was clear and easy to accomplish.  I particularly liked the 35 second response time which causes one to…

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Reimagining Our Culture in Light of Jesus’ Agenda

By: on May 3, 2013

Look at where you live. What do you imagine that could change within your city and state? What could be made better? When Jesus came on the scene in human form, he had different ideas on what it meant to love God and to love his neighbor. His techniques were revolutionary at the time and…

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Untitled: Hope, Needs, and Deeds

By: on May 3, 2013

Untitled: Hope, Needs, and Deeds cedrickvalrie: During the spring of 1989 two missionaries came to my neighborhood with primarily one mission in mind – to extend a lifeline of hope to the children through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each week they would reach out to thousands of children living in the poverty sector of…

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Evangelicalism in Britain and its influence in the Church in Kenya

By: on April 26, 2013

  The history of the rise of evangelical belief in Britain helps me understand the foundations of the church in Kenya. The largest protestant denomination is the Anglican church of Kenya. It is entrenched in all the facets of the country; the opening prayer in parliament, at national holidays, at the opening of city and…

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