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60 Minutes of Year End Reflection

Time sure flies!  It was one year ago that I shared a simple year-end reflection exercise through To The Point. Many people provided positive feedback on the exercise and a good number facilitated the exercise for their teams or families. … Continued

Avoiding the Blindside

“I totally didn’t see it coming.” These words are all too common. They come from pastors and Christian leaders who are shocked and surprised to learn that their services are no longer required or desired. They feel like they’ve been … Continued

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Mentoring Question – October

This month’s question to assist mentors… Ask: Who would you choose to bring to your “Gethsemane”?

Connecting the Dots – From Sunday to Monday

Every Christ-follower plays an important role in the mission of God. However, many Christians struggle to connect the dots between God’s mission and their Monday to Saturday everyday lives.  Some common perceptions include:

A Dashboard for Life

  Your car’s dashboard is a tremendously helpful tool!  A brief glance at the gauges can give you a fairly clear overview of the engine’s operation and vehicle’s health. Whatever your mechanical aptitude, the dashboard provides a more objective level … Continued

Who Was Right – The Tortoise or The Hare?

Editors Note – In keeping with the theme of this post, we will be changing our posting rhythm for the summer months.  We will post just once in July and August as we work on some other writing projects and … Continued

Check Your Gauges

Guest Post – Chris Wignall is the Executive Director of the Catalyst Foundation as well as a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program’s Executive Stream.  When I first heard Chris teach this tool, I was very impressed by it’s simplicity … Continued

Victory Rests With…

I recently came across one of my old journals.  Here is an excerpt from the last entry: “After Tuesday night’s deflating, confusing and frustrating meeting, I returned home very weary and emotionally fragile. Before heading to bed I looked in … Continued

The Idol of Accomplishment

Guest Post – Randy Isola serves as the KidsWorld Pastor at Christ Community Church in Illinois. Randy is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program – Emerging Stream. Early on in my Arrow journey, I realized that an undeniable … Continued

An Indispensable Oil for Leaders…

Guest Post – Rev. Phil Styles serves as Lead Pastor at United Baptist Church in Minto, NB. He’s also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. In the fifteen plus years I’ve known Phil, I’ve always been encouraged and challenged … Continued