It’s more the WHO than the DO

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“It’s more the WHO than the DO.” Young athletes must understand it’s much more important who they are, than what they do. If they get this order wrong it’s very dangerous because they will be building an identity around something that can easily be taken away. (One injury will do it.) Their “doing” is based on performance and we know that, like Bruce Springsteen, one day their “Glory Days” of high school athletics will come to an end. However, “who” they are speaks of them as a person and we know that they will take this person with them wherever they go in life. If they never form a healthy identity of “who” they are, they will never reach full maturity. (Think Stability and Security over Statistics.) Speaker Tim Elmore…
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Insights to Live By….

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I've always told our teenage boys, "Don't peak in high school." However, with all the hoopla and attention we adults give to this age group, it's easy for them to believe they're celebrities. The more I've unpacked this over the years, I'm convinced this is more about the adults feeling good about what "their" kids can do for them than anything else. The teenage years are "seed years" and are meant for trial and error, for lumps and lessons and for growth and development into the young adults they will become. They don't need more hoopla and attention, they simply need Unconditional Love from their parents and other caring adults.  
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TTG Leads: Servant Leadership Focus Group

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The purpose of Toward the Goal Ministries is to, “Meet individuals’ spiritual and emotional needs through coaching, mentoring and servant leadership training.”  As an extension of our stated purpose, Bruce and Jocelyn will be launching a new initiative in 2015 called TTG Leads. One of our desires is to lead as Christ modeled, knowing it's the right way to lead, the most effective way, and the most life changing -- for the leader as well as those who follow. Because there is an ongoing need for more leaders in our homes, churches, work places and community, this group will provide an intentional time of learning, growth and development for participants in the area of servant leadership. Biblical principles of leadership will provide the core and foundational teachings of the sessions.…
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Planning to Have Faith

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Most of us confuse faith with a plan. In other words, we have faith that our plan is foolproof and will work, leaving little margin for faith from the very beginning. With a plan, we use logic and reason and get all our ducks in a row. We then have faith that our plan will happen…but seldom do we plan to have faith in the process from the very beginning. With true faith, we don’t know all the specifics from a human perspective, but our plan includes a trust and belief that God’s got it and will eventually reveal it. In reading through Hebrews Chapter 11, we see over and over the words “By Faith…” By Faith… Abraham, Moses, Noah, Isaac, Jacob acted in obedience to something God had called…
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Servant Leadership: The Upside of Down

Servant Leadership, Speaking Topics
Servant leadership is both a leadership philosophy and a set of leadership practices. Unlike traditional leadership styles which come from the "top of the pyramid," the servant-leader models humility by putting the needs of others first and helping people develop and perform to their maximum potential. In this keynote address, Bruce shares illustrations, stories and real-life examples of what servant leadership looks like both at work and in all of life.
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