#SYMC Notes – Blocking and Tackling (Foundations)…

Dan Webster and Tony Schwartz

What would you do in the 1st 90 Days?
– Be careful with Change
– Listen, build relationships
– power structure
– longevity
– values of the leadership

The Super Bowl
2 weeks of hype even before the game..
hype vs. the real game…

when the game started, it came down to the basics, blocking and tackling.

Dan Blanchard – Leadership/Management development

Things from 40 years of Student Ministry – Dan Webster
– many years ago, a generation of Youth Ministry has been neutered.
– times have changed, but what is the core? A man or a woman that has been screwed up in the best kind of way by Christ
– Only Jesus can fill the void in your life.

Element 1 – Leading from Quiet
Element 1 – Lead from Quiet
1 Timothy 4:16
– You feel free
– your creativity changes
– you are not as rushed
– quiet confidence
– it looks strange to others (it may be mistaken for being lazy)
– leading from quiet allows you to relax, and kids can sense that…

Why did Jesus have a private worship life?
Mk 1:21 – direction
Matt 14:1-13 – tragedy John Beheaded
Matt 14:14-23 – Feeding 5000, victory
Mk. 6:30-31 – rest
Lk 10:38-42 – Mary and Martha
Lk 6:12-16 – Choosing the disciples
Lk 5:12-16 – Jesus was praying alone
Lk 9:18 – while he was praying alone the disciples asked
Jn 12:27 – departed and hid himself
Jn 6:1-15 – slipped away, they wanted to make Him king
Lk 22:39 – He sweat blood..

It seems that Jesus had a ‘go to place’ to get alone

2 Critical responsibilities:
# 1 Leading yourself
# 2 Lead my ministry
– How do I keep my arms around my ministry…. What is God doing, saying, so that God can do what He can do.

Self care is not self-centeredness!
Doing the work of God can destroy the work of God in you…

My Heart – Slowing down your mind, so you can let God work on your heart

“the monkeys in your mind” – Henry Nouwen
Take the monkeys and write them down so you can deal with them later, you may find that it is really stuff you need to re-prioritize and do that day

Genesis 19:27 – Abraham stood before the Lord

The people we lead, assume that we walk with God. Do we?
Is our authority based on being hired to a position, or based on the Holy Spirit working in our lives?

Psalm 138:3
What Happened, What’s Coming Up, What questions need answering?
– What are the right next things to do?

Best Practices:

Own Your Schedule! – Use Your Flexibility
Open your life to inspiration – build in things that make you slow down.
Refreshing yourself with your mission – be around lost people build relationships
Discipline your prayer life – make places to pray, watch for groups of people to pray for.
June Days – meetings to create calendar, from the context of quiet. remembering good stuff
Edwin Moses – what are hurdles that we need to leap next year
Seasonal Personal Retreats – How often do you get alone? Even a few hours with you and God…
Thinking about people – loving on people
Pause/Life Plans – Personal Retreats. 2-3 days, getting help to look where you are headed
Conferences – like SYMC
– 1 on 1’s with your Evangelists (the students that are sharing)

Element 2 – Build your Dream Team
Element 3 – Deepen and Develop Kids

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at SimplyYouthMinistry.com and on the Kindle Store.

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