Join us for Cohort 4 of the Ministry Residency at Brentwood Baptist

The Ministry Residency is a one year residential ministry experience that equips and encourages leaders for life, ministry, disciple making, and kingdom advancement. This residency experience is designed to prepare the next generation of pastors, worship leaders, missionaries, and disciple makers to lead the church effectively through dynamic teaching, mentored ministry, and experiential learning. 1. Equipping the Next Generation of Church Leaders The Ministry Residency provides a unique opportunity for young men and women called to the ministry in the...

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How Quickly our Tomorrows become our Yesterday

Solomon, one of the wisest men to ever live reminds us that there is a time and a season for everything. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) When my five children were young I would say, “This soon shall pass” or “They will grow out of this soon.” The long nights of no sleep and long days of trying to earn a living pressed hard on me as I am sure it presses hard on others. I often found myself looking toward tomorrow instead...

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DWWSWWD

In Credibility by Kouzes and Posner the authors point out the difference between “leader” credibility and personal credibility. DWYSYWD – “Do What You Say You Will Do” – is the behavioral definition of personal credibility. DWWSWWD – “Do What We Say We Will Do” distinguishes “leader” credibility from personal credibility. Leaders represent their organizations, not just themselves. Leaders’ actions must be consistent with the shared values of their organizations.

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Credibility

“Honest. Forward-looking. Inspiring. Competent.” The top characteristics of admired leaders. “Credibility” – Kouzes and Posner

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Spiritual Friends

Recently a church member was asked, “Do you have a spiritual friend?” The reply…”I have a lot of spiritual friends”. Digging deeper, “Do you have a friend that is helping you move toward Christlikeness?” …? Tim Keller, author of The Meaning of Marriage states “Spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” Defined in the recently published Mentor Relationship brochure, Spiritual Friendship is “a relationship between friends who focus on...

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