Initiating vs. Responding

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about building our Campus Crusade staff team here in Portland for the future. Other than a soft teachable heart, the most common characteristic I want people on our team to have is the ability to be initiators. It’s not the end all and we recognize our staff develop over [...]

Social Media in Ministry (NST 2010)

This page was designed for the Greater Northwest New Staff training attendees on October 28, 2010 in Portland, OR.  But if you’re not a a new staff feel free to stick around. Majority of Social Media framework content is attributed to Michael Hyatt and Chris Brogan. Social Media Revolution video that you don’t get in [...]

CCC Blogference

I highly recommend that you check out the Campus Crusade blogference blog. It’s got some great interaction from Campus staff all over the place. The recent discussion about how large evangelistic events do more harm than good was intriguing. I may be tooting my own horn but I posted over there today about getting better [...]

Does being online help spiritual growth?

Maybe I preaching to the choir when I ask that question, but I want to know! What online technology has spurred spiritual growth in you? Examples: Podcasts Bible on your phone Challenging articles Facebook links Bible study resources Twitter links from spiritual leaders Are there any specific stories you can point to where the Lord [...]

Leadership in the age of social media

Charlene Li is the master of social media and has coined the term open leadership. Companies like Google call her to consult on social media plans. This a great primer on the subject of leadership in the technologically rich culture we live in. I heard Charlene speak at Catalyst last spring and it was intriguing [...]

Planning is guessing

This is what my life feels like right now. My staff team is officially launching the ministry in Portland right now and I’m in Boise waiting for our son to be born. Not the way I planned it. Writing a plan makes you feel in control of things you can’t actually control. Why don’t we [...]

A Recruiting Method

Part of my job as Operations Director of the ministry in Portland, Oregon is building the necessary manpower and team to move us toward our vision of every student having a chance to hear about Christ. Below is simple tool that I just revamped that I like to talk through with graduating students and potential [...]

Top 5 Influential Books (Leadership Category)

Here are the top 5 books that have shaped and challenged me the most in the leadership category. These are the ones I keep coming back to and I’m not sure what I’d do without. Next Generation Leader – Andy Stanley. Far and away this has been the most helpful book for me to grow [...]

Got Focus?

I think Jim Collins say’s it something like this. “If you have more than 3 major initiatives, then you’ve really got none.” In the context of a metro student ministry with 15+ campuses, where every other day we are invited into a new ministry opportunity, we have decision after decision of what to say yes [...]

Launching at Portland State University

Today was a historic day. We got about the business of launching the ministry at Portland State University today. By the way, PSU is the largest university in Oregon and the third largest in all of our Campus Crusade region, behind U. of Washington and U. of Utah. Didn’t know that, did you? We started [...]