How to Let Go of Control and Trust Your Team 

How to Let Go of Control and Trust Your Team 

I used to work at a very interesting place. The technical term for it was, Therapeutic Boarding School. This was a place where 12- to 18-year-olds with extreme behavioral issues were sent to get help when there was no other option. They would stay with us for two years while going to school and learning to interact with society as a whole. The process was organized in peer groups of about 12 to 15 teens with two counselors, one female and one male. I was one of the counselors. The idea was to... Read More
Change Is A Trust Step

Change Is A Trust Step

by Misty Phillips What do seasons and cashiers all have in common? Change. Now more than ever, change is an aspect of our daily lives. At times, change personally sneaks up and knocks on our door. Some open the door and invite change in. Others crack the door just a bit to scrutinize what this “change” is all about. Let’s be honest. We all resist elements of change in some area of our lives. Bad habits. Eating healthier. Trying new things. Stories of change are throughout the... Read More
3 Keys To Earning Trust With Parents

3 Keys To Earning Trust With Parents

by Ryan Reed Recently, I led two high school ministry events that kept students out past midnight. I broke the cardinal rule of student ministry. Both events started late in the evening—both concerts, both explicitly Christian. Afterward, one of my high school group leaders approached me and asked, “How did you get away with this?” To which I responded, “I didn’t just get away with it. For four years, I have been working tirelessly to earn the respect and trust of... Read More