Don't Fear Failure

If I was going to give one piece of advice, I would say don't be afraid to fail. I think by nature, we all are a little scared to fail. We're scared of what other people are going to think about me if I fail. What are my friends going to think? What's my wife going to think? What's my kids going to think? Am I going to lose respect of others?

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If God Called You to it, You Are a Giant!

In Yosemite, California, there is the Yosemite National Park. Throughout this whole park are these big giant sequoia trees, and they're absolutely amazing. They're magnificent to look at. As Beth and I were hiking, I thought, "boy, these things are so big. If they fell, think of the impact they would have."

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Are You Firmly Planted on the Rock?

In Yosemite, California, at Yosemite National Park, there are lots of greenery, trees, and rocks. When I was there, I thought about you. I meditated on the journey that we take as parents, as spouses, as ministry leaders, whatever you do day after day after day. What are you standing on?

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Multitasking is a Lie!

I just stepped out of a meeting, and I wanted to talk to you about something that surfaced in the meeting I just stepped out of. Someone was asking me, “Ryan, how do you multi task so well?” They were assuming that because I have so much going on, I've learned how to master the skill of multitasking. Here's the reality, my friend: you can't multitask.

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Navigating the Curves of Life

You’ll be leading and you’ll be going a certain direction then boom, something changes. Curveballs are just part of life. Curveballs are a part of leading, and the ones that succeed are the ones that learn to adapt.

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Come Apart… Or You’ll Come Apart

The day-to-day life in ministry and work can get a little overwhelming at times. Whether you are a ministry leader, a marketplace leader; whether you're in education; whether you're in sales; whether you're a stay-at-home mom or dad, just the day-to-day routine can get to be a little bit much at times.

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Developing Relational Expertise

It doesn't matter whether you teach kids in school, whether you own a business; whether you sell cars; whether you're a pastor; whether you're a musician; whatever it is that you're doing, one of the greatest secrets to success is learning to love people. Let me tell you something, there is something more important than your technical expertise: relational expertise.

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Finding the Positive in People

It is way too easy to focus on the negatives, on how that person drives you nuts, on how they don't contribute, or on how they question everything. Why don't they do it like you do it? Why won't he do this? Why won't she do that? Instead of focusing on the negatives in people's life, focus on the positives.

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Four Words That Can Change Everything

I want to talk to you for a minute about four words that can literally change everything. These four words can change everything, especially as it relates to you and your volunteers, your employees; your staff; your pastor; the people you work with; your wife; your husband; your kids, the other members of that committee or that council. These four words can literally change everything. You know what they are: What do you think?

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The Award of Encouragement

In today's culture, it seems as if everyone is getting an award. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or participation awards are given all of the time, but are these the most important accomplishments of our lives? What about the award of encouragement? Learn more in today's blog!

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Don't Fall Into the Comparison Trap

You know it's pretty easy to get caught up in what's going on at the church next door, what's going on at the shop next door, the business next door, what's going on with my friends on Facebook, and where did they go on vacation, and where am I going on vacation? We just fall into this comparison trap so easily, but listen, that's exactly what comparison is. Comparison is nothing more than a trap. I am deeply, deeply committed to trying to help you stay out of that trap.

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Where Are Your Kids on the Discipleship Roadmap?

Discipleship roadmap. When I talk about curriculum, I'm talking more about what curriculum are you using? Now that's important that you're using the right curriculum, and I hope that you're using a curriculum that you feel really good about, that is really taking the kids on a journey to get from whatever point A is to point B.

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The 4x4 Plan for Productivity

More than likely if you and I sat down and talked this morning and I said tell me what's on your to do list, you'd probably be like where do I start? Because we're all busy and we live in a culture and a society where we almost elevate busyness. The busier you are, the more successful you are.It's just crazy.

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Find Margin to Think, Dream, & Create

Do you find yourself thinking the best, dreaming the best? I want to ask you that question today because one of the keys to staying on the leading edge is allowing yourself margin and time to think, dream and create. Here's the challenge

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Making Your Kidmin Facilities a Welcoming Place

Visitors bring anxiety with them to church. If you've ever visited a church for the first time, you know what it's like. That anxiety. The anxiety you already feel as an adult, doubles and triples when you have kids with you. So, I've got to recognize a few things when I think about the anxiety that these visitors bring.

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Yes! You Need a Check-In System

We need to make sure that we are creating safe and secure environments. Having systems to check kids in and out, is really non-negotiable anymore, even in small churches. You just need to be checking kids in and out.

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Effectively Marketing Your VBS

I believe that VBS, if you choose for it to be, can be the greatest outreach that your church has all summer, if not all year. If you want VBS to be one of the major outreaches of your church, you need to have a good strong marketing strategy.

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