QT4CM Episode 25

team building Feb 14, 2017

Organizational Coach Dr. Ken Thiessen talks about "scapegoat blaming" — the third of the five unhealthy ways anxiety manifests itself in congregations and Christian ministries.

It is important to understand how anxiety dominates much of the unhealthy decision making processes and broken relationships within faith-based ministries and congregations.  

Click the green play button to listen to this episode: You will recall that in Episode 16 Dr. Thiessen identified these five unhealthy ways anxiety hampers good communication and conflict resolution within Christian ministries:

  • Triangulation — people talk about people rather than to people
  • Self-differentiation —  relationship is contingent on agreement
  • Blaming and Scapegoating — Who's the one who made this mess?
  • Multigenerational transmission process — an endless cycle of looking to replace  "the problem person"
  • Over-functioning and Under-functioning —...
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QT4CM Episode 24

fundraising Feb 02, 2017

Are you showing your donors consistent gratitude?

No matter how many donors you have — whether it’s ten or ten thousand — you should be thankful for them and that shouldn’t be a secret. Your donors should know how thankful you are. Reach out and thank them.

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

If ministry workers actually invest in donor stewardship and prioritize their time, they will see a result back. They will have loyal donors. Schedule an hour of your time each week dedicated to donor stewardship. Write those personal letters. Ask how you can pray for them. Thank them for their support. Tell them stories about what you are doing that they have made possible.

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Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

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QT4CM Episode 23

team building Jan 31, 2017

Organizational Coach Dr. Ken Thiessen talks about "self-differentiation" — the second of the five unhealthy ways anxiety manifests itself in congregations and Christian ministries.

It is important to understand how anxiety dominates much of the unhealthy decision making processes and broken relationships within faith-based ministries and congregations.  

Click the green play button to listen to this episode: You will recall that in Episode 16 Dr. Thiessen identified these five unhealthy ways anxiety hampers good communication and conflict resolution within Christian ministries:

  • Triangulation — people talk about people rather than to people
  • Self-differentiation —  relationship is contingent on agreement
  • Blaming and Scapegoating — Who's the one who made this mess?
  • Multigenerational transmission process — an endless cycle of looking to replace  "the problem person"
  • Over-functioning and Under-functioning...
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QT4CM Episode 22

fundraising Jan 26, 2017

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

If ministry workers actually invest in donor stewardship and prioritize their time, they will see a result back. They will have loyal donors. Schedule an hour of your time each week dedicated to donor stewardship. Write those personal letters. Ask how you can pray for them. Thank them for their support. Tell them stories about what you are doing that they have made possible.

Click the green play button to listen:

  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

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QT4CM Episode 21

team building Jan 24, 2017

Organizational Coach Dr. Ken Thiessen talks about "triangulation" — one of the five unhealthy ways anxiety manifests itself in congregations and Christian ministries.

It is important to understand how anxiety dominates much of the unhealthy decision making processes and broken relationships within faith-based ministries and congregations.  

Click the green play button to listen to this episode: You will recall that in Episode 16 Dr. Thiessen identified these five unhealthy ways anxiety hampers good communication and conflict resolution within Christian ministries:

  • Triangulation — people talk about people rather than to people
  • Self-differentiation —  relationship is contingent on agreement
  • Blaming and Scapegoating — Who's the one who made this mess?
  • Multigenerational transmission process — an endless cycle of looking to replace  "the problem person"
  • Over-functioning and Under-functioning — People who...
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QT4CM Episode 20

fundraising Jan 19, 2017

Anna Burns gives us 5 tips to reframe our attitude about fundraising.

She asks the question — "Are you wrecking your fundraising by what you think about fundraising?" It is important to get rid of those negative thoughts and instead focus on what it looks like to be motivated by faith.  When you hear the word "fundraising," what is it that comes into your head? Is it negative? Is it positive? Do you have fear? Do you have anxiety? We need to understand our limiting beliefs and ask the Lord to give us a clear perspective on what fundraising is really about.   Click the green play button to listen: Anna Burns of The Great Commission Foundation gives us five tips to reframe our attitude about fundraising.

  1. Trust God
  2. Learn to Ask
  3. It is Partnership
  4. Make Time
  5. Be Bold.

  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

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QT4CM Episode 19

youth ministry Jan 17, 2017

The desperate need of spiritual fathers and mothers for the next generation.

Stan Belyshev is an entrepreneur, author and a life coach. Having served as a youth pastor for more than ten years has allowed Stan to understand the hearts and potential of the younger generation. And this has set him on a path to disciple the younger generation to influence the nations! He speaks about his book "Generation Gap: Raising the Next Generation of Leaders" and calls for the elder generation to step up to disciple the future generation of Christian leaders. Click the green play button to listen: Hear Stan outline The 9 Most Influential Role Models and Mind Molders that are that are Discipling the Younger Generation! in Episode 27.

 


  Stan Belyshev is an entrepreneur, author and a life coach. Having served as a youth pastor for more than ten years has allowed Stan to understand the hearts and potential of the younger generation. Stan is a speaker and trainer...

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QT4CM Episode 18

inspirational Jan 14, 2017

It’s hard to stay in tune with the Holy Spirit amidst the busyness of Christian mission work and our natural inclination to do things our own way. In his latest novel "Arm in Arm with the Holy Spirit" author Patrick Day suggests one way to tune into the Holy Spirit to have more of God in our lives more of the time.

"How does a Christian worker stay tuned to the Holy Spirit amidst the mundane things we have to do in our ministry work; that is, those things that don’t have an overt spiritual objective?"

From time to time we will be bringing you these special episodes with "Christian Creatives", such as musicians, authors, poets, and other artists who create as a ministry. Click the green play button to listen:


  Patrick Day is a born-again Christian of 35 years, a former church elder and Sunday School teacher, president of a regional Gideon camp, engaged in prison ministry and discipling and mentoring inmates who have moved on, and an author of...

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QT4CM Episode 17

fundraising Jan 12, 2017

Anna Burns talks about the number one question you should be asking your new donors.

That question is — "What moved you to give for the first time?"

Do you know what moved your donors to donate to you? Why did they give? Did they give because they support the ministry that you're doing or because they support you personally and whether you were working at this ministry or another ministry they would continue to support you? Knowing the answer to this question is one of the most powerful insights that you can ever gain from a donor. Anna outlines three reasons why you should ask this question as soon as possible. Click the green play button to listen:

  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

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QT4CM Episode 16

team building Jan 10, 2017

Organizational Coach Dr. Ken Thiessen outlines five common ways that anxiety manifests itself in congregations and Christian ministries.

It is important to understand how anxiety dominates much of the unhealthy decision making processes and broken relationships within faith-based ministries and congregations. Dr. Thiessen identifies these five unhealthy ways anxiety hampers good communication and conflict resolution within Christian ministries:

  • Triangulation — people talk about people rather than to people
  • Self-differentiation —  relationship is contingent on agreement
  • Blaming and Scapegoating — Who's the one who made this mess?
  • Multigenerational transmission process — an endless cycle of looking to replace  "the problem person"
  • Over-functioning and Under-functioning — People who take on the burdens of responsibility for everything, and those who avoid responsibility for anything.

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