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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Change

The week I ran across an interesting book entitled Change or Die: Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman. The book examined case studies of Heart Patients, Criminals ad Workers with research supporting that fact that less than 10 percent of people actually change even when faced with a change or die situation. Deutschman discovered that facts, fear, or force did not bring change in people’s lives; but hope and a relational support system did. 

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Credibility

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

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