Kindness Countdown

Kayla Crawford Leadership, Volunteers

The word “Advent” derives from its Latin root meaning “the coming.” This references the coming of Jesus, the greatest gift to mankind. A tradition that evolved from this anticipation is the Advent calendar. Each day of the Advent season leading up to Christmas Eve is marked on these special calendars with scripture, poems, small gifts, etc. There are so many …

Team Building is Biblical

Jeffery Gosnell Leadership, Volunteers

“The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”—1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (NIV) The Barna …

Hos-pi-tal-i-tee

Heath Bruce Leadership, Volunteers

noun the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way. If we look to scripture, we can see an abundance of text that point to the exact importance of hospitality and serving the needs of others, whether in our homes, at an off-site event or at a typical church service. Life by …

Stages of Group Development Part 4: Performing

Jeffery Gosnell Leadership

STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT: FORMING, STORMING, NORMING, AND PERFORMING In the last part of our series we are examining the pinnacle stage of development, performing. If you have not read the other blogs in this series, you may wish to catch up here: Forming Blog  /  Storming Blog  /  Norming Blog The stages of group development were first talked about by Bruce …

Stages of Group Development Part 3: Norming

Jeffery Gosnell Leadership

STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT: FORMING, STORMING, NORMING, AND PERFORMING In part 3 of our series we are examining the stage of norming. If you have not read part 1 or 2 of this series, it would greatly benefit you to take the time to catch up: Part 1 Blog and Part 2 Blog. The stages of group development were first talked about by …

Stages of Group Development Part 2: Storming

Jeffery Gosnell Leadership

STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT: FORMING, STORMING, NORMING, AND PERFORMING In part 2 of our series we are examining the often misunderstood and frequently hated stage of storming. If you have not read part 1, I greatly encourage you to! In it, we define the word “group,” and explain the necessary first step in a group’s existence. The stages of group development …

Stages of Group Development Part 1: Forming

Jeffery Gosnell Leadership

STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT: FORMING, STORMING, NORMING, AND PERFORMING In examining the Stages of Group Development, one first has to establish what a group is. The word “group” possesses such a wide-range of meaning, it is important to define what we are talking about. The idea of a group can fall into two broad categories. For the rest of this …

Team Building and Faith – How They Work Together

Jeffery Gosnell Leadership, Volunteers

“The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (NIV) …

Taking the Lead! – What It Means to be a Leader vs. Having the Title of Leader

Jeffery Gosnell Leadership

There are two kinds of leaders: those who naturally lead, and those given the title of “leader.” Unfortunately, the two are not always synonymous. Whether it’s a school classroom or adult leadership team, a quality facilitated team building program, like the ones offered at our properties, help groups unleash and capitalize on the leadership potential within any team. Many groups …

“I appreciate you!”

Ashley Haschemeyer Leadership, Volunteers

There are a number of great ideas out there to show people how much you appreciate their help. I think one of the most important gifts you can give is to be attentive and LISTEN. Not just with your ears, and not just when you ask something … really listen for those creative ideas and suggestions, as well as challenges. …