What they really think about serving

Do you ever wonder what kids really think about serving? Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them by Chap Clark and Kara Powell mentions a 2006 nationwide survey conducted by MTV to hear from students directly on why they help others. *70% think it’s important to help others in need, but only 19% were “very involved”. To unpack this further, the survey ranked the top five reasons youth aren’t involved. It’s just not for me (18%) I like to... Read More
A Contest for A Million Miles

A Contest for A Million Miles

This month, we’re talking about Global Involvement. In our leadership curriculum, YouLead, one of our book reviews spotlights Donald Miller’s, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He says in the introduction… The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won’t make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either. And later in one of the first few chapters, A story has to move in real life and real time. It’s all about action. So what’s your practice story? What are you doing... Read More

November Podcast – Matt McKee & Don Jones

Ready for more free resources? No problem…we’re loaded with them! Here’s another one for you. This is a free podcast featuring an interview between Matt McKee and Don Jones. Don is the President of Champion Windows, and he knows a thing or two about influencing other people. That’s what we’re talking about this month in YouLead….Global Involvement….and how you can use your personal influence to impact the community around you as well as around the... Read More
How to Use Google Reader to Keep Up with Your Favorite Blogs

How to Use Google Reader to Keep Up with Your Favorite Blogs

Today’s guest post is by Michael Hyatt.  Michael is the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.  You can find his blog here and his twitter account here. I follow more than 200 blogs. I am often asked, “How do you do it? That would take me forever!” It would me, too—if I tried to visit all of these blogs daily. But using an RSS Reader, I can stay current by... Read More