Today Brian Steenhoek and I facilitated a webinar called, “Discipleship: The Critical Need in Leadership Development Today.” It seemed to scratch an itch from the responses of those who attended. We thought we would offer you a condensed version of some of our notes here.
I recently bumped into a few friends that made me wonder about the relationship between power and friendship. Here’s the deal…
To be honest, a theme I’ve noticed in my own walk lately has been dying. Now, although it sounds silly, I must confess that even letting you in on this will make me wonder if I’ve just entered my final days…a peculiar sort of superstition. But I have heard stories of people who said, “I’m […]
This morning VantagePoint3 hosted a webinar called, “Crucibles: Times of Disorientation in a Leader’s Life.” Brian, Rob and I tried to unpack why such times can become heightened times of learning in our formation. If we have eyes to see and a heart to walk alongside another, such times snap us to attention. It is then […]
Few recent books have helped communicate the transforming power of understanding our lives as a story than Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life (Thomas Nelson, 2009). While working on the movie adaptation of his previous memoir-like book Blue Like Jazz,Miller discovers that what makes for […]
Where do you go to get inspiration? For so many of us the concerns and demands of job and family squeeze our routines into fairly un-inspired existences. Our horizons shrink and it becomes increasingly difficult to see beyond the many everyday necessities of our lives. What we desperately need in the rhythm and routine of […]
Randy, Brian and I will be hosting a VP3 webinar on Thursday, December 1st, entitled “Crucibles: Times of Disorientation in a Leader’s Life“ We would love for you to join us. Description: What am I to do as a leader when life simply does not make sense? These seasons will come, and they often prove to be […]
This weekend my good brother in the Lord, Rob Loane, and I will be leading a spiritual formation retreat many of you have experienced at some point in the past called, “Making Space.” Robert will be leading his retreat at Black Lake Bible Camp in Olympia, WA for folks going through the Emerging Journey process […]
I met with two friends this week. Both gifted leaders. Both in a similar season of growth. Both asking some hard questions. Both facing challenging circumstances. But for one, the lesson was to submit…for the other, to push. When do you submit and when do you push?
Sometimes we encounter experts who have fancy credentials, smacky degrees, and weighty job descriptions. They can give us advice because they have noticed how certain things, processes or situations can be different–hopefully better. This past weekend at our Banff Enriching retreat I encountered 18 experts…not because they had the credentials, degrees or job descriptions to […]
Along a 210-Freeway morning commute to Pasadena, California in the spring of 1996, a seed was planted which would grow into the work of VANTAGEPOINT3. As Randy Reese sat in Los Angeles traffic on his way to Fuller Seminary that spring morning, he considered the legacies of Charles Simeon (1759-1836) and Henrietta Mears (1890-1963). Both people […]