Shake Things Up! Do Something New!

I think practically on Sundays, I want to try almost every week in my kids' church to do something new. If I'm doing things the same way week after week for weeks, I will start to have discipline problems. The kids aren't listening. When I can shake things up and do new things, it's amazing.

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Looking Ahead and Looking Behind

You're always looking ahead, you know, okay, we're going to this ride, and you're trying to still find the clearest, most straight path there while constantly turning around and making sure that your kids are with you. And I found myself thinking that that's a lot like leadership, isn't it?

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Take Care of Yourself Today!

Let me ask you something; how well are you doing personally? How well are you doing taking care of yourself? If you don't take care of your wellness today, your health today, you'll be forced to take care of your illness later.

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Pour Into Your People

We're constantly thinking about the service, the service, the service, whatever that service is. Here's a thought that I want to give you today, and I want you to think about this: what would happen if instead of focusing on service, if we focused on the servant?

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Your Words. Building Up or Tearing Down?

What about the words you speak to your spouse or to your kids? What about the last time you spoke with your pastor or your manager, your boss, or your volunteers? What about the last time you spoke with a stranger at the gas station or at Walmart or Target or wherever you shop? What are your words like? Are your words sweet?

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Don’t Fear Failure - Learn from it!

John Maxwell wrote a great book. He said, "Sometimes we lose. Sometimes we learn." This is the thing about failure, heartache, and disappointments. You can learn from them, and they are often the backdoor to success.

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Training is the Lifestyle of the Leader

One thing that we wrestle with as leaders, especially as pastors, is "how do we train people?" I want to help you with your mindset on this one, because training is not an event. A lot of times we think training and we think, "What kind of events am I going to do?" Training is not an event. Training is a lifestyle. It is the lifestyle of a leader, and I want you to view it that way. You should really always be training.

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Discipline Drives Dreams

I love leaders like yourself, whether you view yourself to be a leader or not. If you are leading and influencing people, you're a leader, and more than likely God has given you a dream. I want to talk to you about that dream for a minute because there is something that will keep you from your dream, and it is a lack of motivation.

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Fight the Battle On Your Knees

The USS Alabama is an old warship from World War II, and it is ginormous. You think about these kids that were fighting this battle. Literally kids that were fighting battles. You and I, as parents, as husbands, as wives, as grandparents, as pastors, as ministry leaders, we are fighting battles every day. The battles that we fight, Ephesians tells us, aren't battles against flesh and blood, but they are spiritual battles.

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Contain the Spark Before It’s a Flame

Internal conflict will keep ministries from growing. Now, you probably don't have politics at your church, but at some churches, politics do exist. I think about every church has politics, whether you're a small church or whether you're at a big church.

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Tomorrow Starts This Evening

If I asked you when your day starts, what would you say? If you are like most of us, myself included, your initial reaction might be, "it starts at 6:00 AM or 7:15 or whenever my alarm clock goes off. That's when my day starts." Let me teach you a little productivity hack. I'm promising you, this hack can make a world of a difference. It's this: if you will view the start of your day not in the morning but in the evening before.

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Thinkers, Organizers, Doers, & The Crowd

You have your thinkers at the top. You have your organizers. You have your doers, and then you have the crowd. Everybody in your church should fit into one of these four categories, and everybody on your team should fit into one of these four categories. You need thinkers; you need organizers. You need doers, and you need everybody else. Now, when you look at the ministry of Jesus, what did Jesus do?

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Three Trends in Kidmin

There are three trends that are starting to surface in the kidmin community. Between curriculum hopping, security systems, and male volunteers, there is a lot to be talked about!

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The Benefit of Being Kind

I'm a big believer that 90% of discipline problems are the fault of the person in charge. Not 100%, but 90%. If I am not prepared, and if I'm running around, I'm scrambling, if things aren't set up, the kids don't just sit there quietly waiting on me to get the next thing ready, do they? I mean I'm just asking for discipline problems.

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Why Won't These Kids Listen?

I'm a big believer that 90% of discipline problems are the fault of the person in charge. Not 100%, but 90%. If I am not prepared, and if I'm running around, I'm scrambling, if things aren't set up, the kids don't just sit there quietly waiting on me to get the next thing ready, do they? I mean I'm just asking for discipline problems.

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Are You Prayed Out?

Maybe you're reading this and you've got some gray hair. You've been a christian for a long time, and you can probably nod your head and say, "Yes, Ryan, you're exactly right." But you know what? Whether you've got gray hair or whether you're just starting, we all need to be reminded of the great power of prayer.

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No Standing Still!

Don't stand still. Standing still is for people that want to go backwards. I don't want that for you. You want to go forward personally. You want to go forward in your ministry and in your life work. Always be growing.

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