When is a good time to pass on your leadership?
We can all read good books, attend all the leadership schools that there are on the market, and have all the know-how in leadership theory, but I wonder if we sometimes need to look at leadership more as a form of art. When it comes to passing on your leadership you may never really know […]
Mediation Includes Many Facets
What is Mediation? Mediation includes many facets. It is not counseling, mentoring, or coaching. Here is a definition of Mediation: Mediation is a process where people meet with a mutually, impartial, and a neutral person who helps them in the negotiation of their differences. Culture: As I have been working with different organizations, I realized that […]
Ministry Conflict and How to Work Through It
Team is a wonderful idea….so good when it works, so awful when it doesn’t! have you been a part of a ministry team that lived and worked in harmony and healthy communication? Such a blessing. No wonder that the Psalmist in the Bible says, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people dwell together […]
The fine line between waiting on the word of the Lord and the practice of apostolic vision and strategy
Well that sounds like a contentious title doesn’t it? I have found this question to be one of vital importance over the years, and sadly one that if handled badly can lead to all kinds of conflict. Let me give you a little personal background so you know where I am coming from. I would be described […]
How to master self-leadership through regular reflective prayer
Imagine you’ve been invited to attend an event at your local Youth With A Mission campus. While it’s important for you to be there, you know of a couple of people attending with whom you’ve recently experienced some conflict. You’ve tried your best to reconcile with them yet feel anxious about seeing them. Your stomach […]
Creation Care, what can I do!
Once we start to see that caring for all creation is something that is very important to God, our next step is taking actions which express this. This can sometimes feel very overwhelming and bring up questions such as “Where do I start? Can I really make a difference?” I was talking to my 6 […]
What does God think of His creation?
The beginning of lockdown, March 2020. I’m sitting in the kitchen reading the news on my phone trying to relax. The news item? Another environmental problem – a familiar and sad theme but still strangely interesting. But this time I notice the Spirit is trying to get my attention to not just understand but pray about the […]
What is an Eldership Team? How does its authority and responsibility function?
When I was first asked to join the Area Eldership team for Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Central Europe, I did not know all that it would entail. It was back in 2015 when our mission was transitioning from having a hierarchical structure with Regions and Directors to having a more flattened structure with Areas […]
Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media
Have you ever been on a mission trip? As Christians, we are called to make God known in all corners of the world. No country is too far, no climate too cold or too hot. We go because we want the world to know Jesus. If you ever went on a mission trip, you most likely made a […]
Keys to Dynamic Written Communication
As I sit down to write this piece, I am aware of the wealth of material available in print and online about this very subject. If you want to learn how to communicate well in writing, there is no shortage of excellent resources to help you learn. (Two worthwhile places to start would be to […]