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Known and Needed Known and Needed
Community

Known and Needed

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 24, 2019

Following Jesus was never intended to be an individual sport. Jesus always had His guys walking with Him. As He helped His disciples develop their faith, He sent them out . . . not alone, but together. Two-by-two. Jesus knew how hard it would be for us to follow Him. Living selflessly, humbly, generously, forgiving…

Getting Humble Getting Humble
Character

Getting Humble

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 21, 2019

When people strive to be somebody, they’re often trying to be somebody else. But look around at the people you admire most, and you’ll find humility. Humility may be the most revered character trait from God’s perspective. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven,” said Jesus. So how do…

Gaining Perspective Gaining Perspective
Community

Gaining Perspective

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 17, 2019

Sometimes I say stuff and think, “Hmm, that sounded pretty good! I wonder if I made that up?” Usually, it was from Andy Stanley or another person smarter than me. But to make sure, I google it. If the author doesn’t pop up, maybe I did come up with it. So, here’s one . ….

Magic Words Magic Words
Marriage

Magic Words

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 14, 2019

Every husband would love to have magic words that light up his wife’s heart. There aren’t any. But I recently picked up a couple of phrases that have helped us avoid contention and communicate better. Here’s the kind of conversation that can set me off . . . Miriam: “Regi, if you would put the…

Is Your Marriage Worth the Risk? Is Your Marriage Worth the Risk?
Marriage

Is Your Marriage Worth the Risk?

Posted by Kevin Harris on October 10, 2019

We’ve all heard Newton’s Third Law, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” When I bounce a ball, the force of the ball on the ground causes a reaction, and the ball bounces back. When I shoot a gun, the gun kicks back. It’s a principle of physics we know and understand…

Mentoring Mythbusters: Recruiting Your (Next) Group Mentoring Mythbusters: Recruiting Your (Next) Group
Mentoring

Mentoring Mythbusters: Recruiting Your (Next) Group

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 7, 2019

One of the first questions we hear after a guy (or a church) has embraced the idea of mentoring younger men is, “Where will I get my mentees?” Even if you’ve led a group, there’s a little bit of angst. “Will anyone else want to do this?” Well, unless God calls you away from mentoring,…

Why Effective Teams Work Why Effective Teams Work
Community

Why Effective Teams Work

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 3, 2019

Most of us have been on a sports team in our life. Your family is a team. You’re part of a team at work. If you’ve ever been part of a successful team, all six of these things were there . . . Common Purpose –Teams exist for a purpose. Effective teams are focused on their…

Leading with Influence Leading with Influence
Leadership

Leading with Influence

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 30, 2019

Every day, I’m more aware of the influence people have on others. Leaders are people who have influence and use it for a purpose. Leaders are always leading . . . in one direction or the other. In truth, leadership is really more about the who than the what. We in the church have sometimes…

Conviction Keeps Us on Track Conviction Keeps Us on Track
Theology

Conviction Keeps Us on Track

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 26, 2019

On the news one night, I watched a criminal’s sentencing after he was convicted of a crime. The judge ranted, calling the guy shameful, subhuman, and despicable, among other things. Maybe he deserved it, but I was struck by the impact those words had on him. He was weeping, his head hung as low as…

What Works at Work What Works at Work
Marriage

What Works at Work

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 23, 2019

Some of the best practices from the work world can also improve marriages. Not all, but some. Here are three examples . . . Commit and communicate– Employees, vendors, investors, and customers want to follow a leader who exhibits that singular all-in commitment to his business or organization. They want to hear it . ….