This month we start a new core course called Ethics and Integrityand our text: Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud. Integrity is more that simple honesty; it is the key to major successes. This book seeks to answer the question why some people, no matter what the circumstances, are able to pull everything together to have success. The study helps develop the six qualities of character that define integrity. According to the writer, talent and brains may help, but the real factor is the makeup of the person. All of us can grow fruitful relationships and achieve our purpose, mission and goals.
Your first post for Integrity will be up on the discussion forum by Tuesday, December 19th.
Reminder: Please submit your Study Guides for Ordering Your Private World to the ELP office, by December 31st.
This month we welcome Wendy Baxter, Lauren Schiller, Maddie Pietrangelo, Caity O’Shaughnessy, Tara Schmidt, Aaron Murray and Colleen Lightle from the Emerging Leaders College to the Level II. Welcome guys! Looking forward to see how God grows you and your leadership.
Congratulations Mike Spivey on completing Level II!
You are on the last month of our 3-month course Values in Leadership and our text: People Firstby Jack Lannom. I know this course has challenged and stretched you to lead systematically and to grow in your leadership.
Remember to fill in your Personal Action Plans at the end of each chapter and mail these in to me by August 15th.
We continue with our course Boundaries and our text: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud. By now your students should be half way in the book. Remember there is no test for this course. You’ll assess their Study Guide and involvement at weekly meetings.
Level I Adolescent
Our course for the Adolescent track is Discover your God-given Purpose and the text: Chazownby Craig Groeschel. The Hebrew word “Chazown” (pronounced “khaw-ZONE”) means dream, vision or revelation. Craig Groeschel believes that your very own Chazown is hiding just under the surface of your life in three often overlooked areas: your core values, your spiritual gifts, and your past experiences. Pursue your Chazown and simultaneously improve five critical aspects of your life – your relationship with God, your relationships with people, your finances, your health and fitness, and your vocational life. You were born with your own Chazown. Do you know what it is?
Monthly Book Orders and Grades
Southeast region Rep’s can go to Google Drive and search for ELP Monthly Order Form and Grade Sheet Edited. Look for your center’s name in the tabs at the bottomand fill in your information. No need to save or email the spreadsheet (Google Drive saves it and we can access the info from my Drive). If you place an initial order on the form and update the order later (i.e. add 2 more books) after we have ordered your books, please send to me at email@example.com. All new applications must be in by the 10th of the month for students starting the 15th.
Allowing our graduates to walk out their freedom in Christ while at Teen Challenge is necessary to prepare them to live successful Christian lives after TC. When a student first enters the program we tell them what to do because they are a new babe in Christ. As they become spiritually mature, we give them more responsibility to make decisions with the help of the Holy Spirit. This is key to helping our graduates transition back to society as productive citizens and where coaching is especially helpful in the discipleship process.
Being led by the Holy Spirit to ask the right questions at the right time of the right person
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will help them develop the critical thinking skills necessary to adjust to life after TC. This will require several coaching conversations. A coaching conversation has three key ingredients which will move the person forward:
Explores – connect with the students where they are at. Talk about the things they want to talk about. This is the student’s time to explore what’s inside of them and to have a simple conversation that will help them dream about the possibilities for their future.
Excites – Get excited about the things they are excited about. Excitement or joy is contagious and fires up the brain to create. If you are excited about their future, they are excited too and they will believe it’s possible to create. A joyful heart is good medicine.
Exhorts – Be an Encourager – a Barnabas. Along the way, the student will meet upon obstacles which may prevent them from becoming who God created them to be. Your role is to encourage them to live from a stance of victory and not defeat. Encourage them to turn the trials into opportunities.
I have found that the best coaching conversations are in the moment – as you go about daily life on campus. You can draw out so much more when you are in a relaxed environment. Listen and watch for the moment to coach and ask these powerful questions:
What is here that you want to explore?
How does this fit with your plans and values?
What are you willing to do to accomplish this?
What support will you need along the way?
What is your desired outcome?
Registration is now open for the ELP Summit, April 23-25. If you and your students are planning to attend, go ahead and reserve your spot! Remember to indicate your t-shirt size and the sizes of your students when you register.
Level I Adult
This month our core course is Core Values and our text: Our Core Values by our very own Dr. Jerry Nance. Our Core Values connect our people to our culture. We are encouraged to practice these 7 values every day; during our operations, our decisions, how we act and what we believe. Dr. J says “my prayer is that this book will challenge you to become a person of integrity and compassion, who is full of vision and faith.” “I trust you will apply these truths in your community, and practice stewardship, and servanthood.”
Level I Adolescent
Our course for the Adolescent track is Discover Your Purpose and our text: Chazownby Craig Groetschel. Chazown (pronounced khaw-ZONE) from the Hebrew, meaning a dream, revelation, or vision. You were born with your own Chazown. Do you know what it is? God calls us to live on purpose, keeping the end in view. God’s vision for you is bigger than you can imagine and impossible for you to do on your own.
Monthly Book Orders and Grades
Southeast region Rep’s can go to Google Drive and search for ELP Monthly Order Form and Grade Sheet Edited. Look for your center’s name in the tabs at the bottom and fill in your center’s information. No need to save or email the spreadsheet (Google Drive saves it and I can access the info from my Drive). If you place an initial order on the form and update the order later (i.e. add 2 more books) after we have ordered your books, please send Kerry Pevey (ELP Admin Asst) an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessings!
We are just 2 posts away from finishing Values in Leadership and our text: People First by Jack Lannom. you can slow mail or fax me your Personal Action Plans at the end of the course. These will be graded as your final assessment so if you are not caught up, now is a good time to do so.
Our next Core Course is Strategic Planning and Decision Making and our book: Executive Values by Kurt Senske. This book combines two aspects of organizational leadership not often mentioned in the same breath: getting results and integrating Christian values within an organization. Executive Values serves as a roadmap for incorporating faith and values into everyday organizational life. He demonstrates how doing well and doing good are inextricably linked, and provides a comprehensive strategy for utilizing Christian values to achieve organizational goals. Your first post will be up on Monday, Feb 16th.
Happy New Year Leaders! I hope you got some rest and relaxation over the holidays and are ready to jump back into your studies. We are continuing with our course Values in Leadership and our text: People First by Jack Lannom. We are just a little over half way in this course so continue to press in. Remember your Personal Action Plans will be graded as your final assessment so if you are not caught up, now is a good time to do so. We are at post VI – Education. Be sure to check out the video linked to the post.
We continue our core course Values in Leadership and our text: People First by Jack Lannom. Remember to fill-in your Personal Action Plans (PAP’s) at the end of each chapter as these will be graded at the end of the course. We’ll resume posting next Monday, Dec 1st with People First II.
This month we welcome Laurie Lusink (Davie) and Brad Bond (Ozark’s) to the Level II. Welcome Laurie & Brad! We look forward to a rich learning experience as we grow together.
Congratulations to Rob Helfer (Vero Beach) and Sandra Marotta (Southwest Florida) on completing Level II! God has greater responsibilities in store for you; because you have been faithful in little, He’ll give you responsibility for more.
Congratulations also to Vicky Syfrett (West Florida) for moving on to your electives!
Our core course the next 3 months is Values in Leadership and our text: People First by Jack Lannom. People First™ teaches everyone how to value long-term, trust-based relationships over short-term gain; how to develop world-class leaders and pass on an enduring legacy. In this comprehensive leadership manual, the staff will study ten key principles in a systematic approach. It will challenge you as you work through thought provoking personal action plans at the end of each chapter. Get ready to be a Leader’s Leader!
Your first post will be on the forum on Monday, November 17th.