Special Series and Workshops
I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
(Communication is hard, but essential for growth)
2 Timothy 2
- I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. 2 Timothy 2:1-6
- What Can I Learn by Listening to Myself? 2 Timothy 2:7
- Who Will Show Me How To Communicate? 2 Timothy 2:8-13
- How Many Times Do I Have To Say the Same Thing? 2 Timothy 2:14-23
- How Can I Be Honest Without Getting into a Fuss? 2 Timothy 2:23-25
How to Survive a Storm and Enjoy the Sunshine
(How to learn from and grow through problems in the family and in the church)
- Why Do We Have So Many Problems and How Long Will They Exist?
- What are Some Situations that Contribute to Greater Problems?
- How Can Good Communication Help Solve Problems?
- Why Am I Often Disappointed in Leaders?
- How Many People Should Be Involved in Solving Problems?
- How Can Trust Grow Between Leaders and Followers?
You Have the Power to Live Through Dying
(How is the cross a model for living as well as dying?)
- What Choices Do I Have When I Face Difficult Decisions?
- Why Can’t I Have Everything? What Do I Have to Give Up?
- Will I Always Have Pain in My Life?
- What Do I Do When I Am Embarrassed to Do Right?
- How Can I Make Difficult Decisions?
- How Do I Keep Going When I Want to Give Up?
- Why Would I Make a Decision to Suffer? What Will I Gain?
Do You Have Time for the Lord to Bless You?
(How can I manage my time and my life better?)
- What Time Is It? Whose Time Is It?
- Will I Let God Help Me With my Planning or Will I Use Shortcuts?
- Why Is It Hard to Set my Clock with God’s Clock?
- How Are Time and Tongue Related?
- How Do I Deal with Requests, Resistance, and Interruptions?
- What Do I Do When God Is Late?
I lead individualized workshops on leadership and communication. Often, a leadership team will want to work on a particular aspect of their work. Usually the elders and preachers are invited. At other times, the deacons are included.
Some of the areas of improvement that I have been asked to facilitate:
• Shepherds Shepherding Shepherds
• Integrating New Members of a Leadership Team (How will new elders
and old elders work well together? How can the elders and new
preacher get off to a good start?)
In these workshops, we set structure for good communication and work on the specific areas that need addressing. Since I am an outside party and have more than four decades experience, I don’t mind asking the questions that others are afraid or haven’t thought of asking.
I bring my waste basket-recycling bin to each workshop. If it isn’t worth taking home, you can throw it away. I encourage each participant to find one “mustard seed” that will make a difference in one’s relationship with God and with others.