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Preparing Teens for College (And Adulthood)—Alex Chendiak
Came across this post yesterday. Good word amidst our times.
Raising teens to be faithful Christian adults has never been easy. Like us, our children enter this world as sinners whose hearts must be transformed by the Holy Spirit. As parents, pastors, teachers, and mentors, we seek to be God’s instruments in this process.
And while we pray and instruct them about the kingdom of God, we also prepare them to live fruitfully in the kingdom of man. The two are not disconnected: Academic, professional, and relational success flow primarily from character and maturity. And as Christians, we know that character and maturity flow most readily from a God-mastered life and soul, from the hearts of men and women who have bowed the knee to Jesus as Lord. We’re not saved by good works, but we are saved for them (Ephesians 2:8–10). Good trees bear good fruit, for the glory of God, the benefit of others, and the adornment of the gospel (Titus 2:10).
5 Things Your Volunteers Almost Told You Before Leaving—Danny Watterson
Getting volunteers in ministry can be tough. They are, without a doubt, the most valuable asset to many ministries. Helpful piece here.
In ministry, good volunteers can make or break your long-term success. Finding good people, training them to be effective, and keeping them engaged is the difference between a growing, magnetic ministry and one that is barely getting by. Inevitably, volunteers will transition out of your ministry for various reasons. Some reasons are legitimate; others may be just an excuse for a bigger issue.
What Millennials Really Want at Work—Bartie Scott
Interesting on Millennials in the workplace.
Business publications, marketers, and even the White House Council of Economic Advisers seem to be obsessed with decoding the Millennial worker-what perks to provide, how much to pay, and how to motivate, coddle, and cater to the so-called spoiled generation.
But a new study from WorkplaceTrends.com and leadership training firm Virtualisupport the idea that this us-versus-them mentality is exactly the problem with today’s workplace dynamic. Findings suggest that there may be a way to motivate Millennial workers and all of your employees with one simple tactic: Talk to them.
I’ve really been into Bob Dylan lately. My favorite song of his, live in 1963.