Dr. James Choung is teaching a Bethel Seminary course this fall in San Diego on Missional Leadership Development. He introduces five themes needed for a missional leadership developer:

A “no” uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a “yes” merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

I was listening to a presentation by Bob Logan recently on developing leaders and coaches. He asked the question: “How many training events have you been to that missed the mark because they were irrelevant?”

When I was at the Exponential Conference this week, I went to a seminar with bloggers. Generally speaking, I didn’t walk away with a whole lot to think about; however, they did have some good thoughts for those who may want to start blogging. So – if that’s you, here are some things you may want to consider.

Last year, I contributed some posts to the Mere Mission blog. Todd Hiestand, pastor at The Well in suburban Philadelphia, has developed this site and has made some changes recently. Here’s his description of what his blog is now about. I encourage you to check it out…

This week I listened to a Catalyst Podcast (8/29/07) that included an interview with Francis Chan. Francis is pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California.

We are so excited! My son, Doug, has been accepted to Juilliard for the fall! This is an incredible answer to prayer. He has worked so hard for this. He has been playing the flute for the past five years and wants to pursue a career as a flutist.

What makes a team effective in ministry? I asked that question this morning to our missions class at church. Here a few important keys:

I wish you could have been there! My father-in-law shot this short video (42 sec) of me as I received my hood.

I’ve been tagged by J.J. over at SmuloSpace. I am posting five things that you might not know about me.