Which Version Do You Believe?
Identity

Which Version Do You Believe?

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 14, 2018

Your coherent narrative is the story of your life. It’s usually chronological . . . starting with where and how you grew up and the big things that happened to you leading to big changes in you. Then, where you are now, and where you see yourself going from here. It starts with remembering. In his book The Rest…

Six Qualities of a Good Mentor
Mentoring

Six Qualities of a Good Mentor

Posted by Kevin Harris on June 11, 2018

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . Occasionally, I will get a mildly panicked phone call from a concerned church leader. Some of their groups aren’t working out as expected. After asking a few questions, I almost always uncover two primary symptoms, and both lead me to a similar…

940 Saturdays
Fatherhood

940 Saturdays

Posted by Mark Butler on June 7, 2018

Today’s post comes from one of my good friends, Mark Butler. Mark survived my group in 2010, has served on our Board of Directors, and recently graduated his 2nd mentoring group. He is President of CXO Staffing, a boutique search firm focused on finding the best marketing talent for Atlanta-based companies. He’s deeply in love…

Leader Development or Disciple-making?
Mentoring

Leader Development or Disciple-making?

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 4, 2018

Sometimes we talk about Radical Mentoring as a disciple-making process and other times we call it a leader development program. So which is it? Is it a distinction without a difference? What is the difference? It’s all about your motive and who you pick as mentees. The Message paraphrase of Matthew 28:19-20 includes these words:…

When You Lose Your Belief
Priorities

When You Lose Your Belief

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 31, 2018

There’s a finite amount of belief in a person. You can’t create more belief. You can move your belief around, believe more of one thing and less of another, but each human has a unique capacity for belief. Here are a couple of controversial examples. Colin Kaepernick lost his belief in standing for the national…

High-Fiving Out of Your Comfort Zone
Influence with Others

High-Fiving Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted by Kevin Harris on May 28, 2018

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . For those of you who don’t know me . . . I’m an introvert. According to an old Myers-Brigg test, in 1997 I was an extrovert, but I can’t really remember what that felt like so I will go with a more…

Never Create a Principle from a One-time Experience
Decision-Making

Never Create a Principle from a One-time Experience

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 24, 2018

We’ve talked about rules being decisions made in advance. Principles are different from rules. They’re more general than rules . . . a principle is non-specific to a situation or person. Plain and simple, principles are guidance. Here are a few  . . . He who walks with the wise grows wise. Birds of a feather…

Three Phases of the Christian Life
Theology

Three Phases of the Christian Life

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 21, 2018

I see three phases in the lives of Christians. The first begins when someone “gets serious about their faith” or “comes to Christ” or “becomes genuinely aware” of God in their hearts” or “gets saved” or “surrenders to Jesus.” Whatever words we pick, we’re talking someone’s initial authentic personal engagement with the Lord. “I’ve been…

18 Inches
Decision-Making

18 Inches

Posted by Kevin Harris on May 17, 2018

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . I love the game of golf. In fact, I’m writing this while watching The Players Championship. While I enjoy the long drives (especially the cool red line tracking the ball’s trajectory) and the gamesmanship between competitors, I’m most fascinated by the short…

Your Mother’s Story
Walking the Talk

Your Mother’s Story

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 13, 2018

Regrets are missed opportunities. One of my regrets is that I never sat down with pencil and paper and captured my mom’s story. I thought I knew it, but I didn’t. Sure, I knew the demographics . . . when and where she was born, siblings, the economic hardships of growing up in the Great…