From the Directors Desk – November 2012

    Integrity An undivided heart is another phrase for integrity. The word disintegration often carries with it a negative connotation.  Something that should be holding together or held together is coming apart or eroding.  You might look in the attic in a very old box of material only to discover that disintegration has begun.  You might look at the […]

From the Director’s Desk – December 2012

The Father gave the Son The Son gave the Spirit The Spirit gives us life So we can give the Gift of love And the Gift goes on And the Gift goes on And the Gift goes on And the Gift goes on I taught this song, recorded by Sandi Patti, to my children in […]

From the Director’s Desk – January 2013

The Christian leader understands vision as ‘seeing as God sees.’  Does that sound arrogant to you?  Perhaps it sounds idealistic.  The witness of Scripture, however, teaches us that God speaks to those who would hear Him and invites them into a personal relationship and journey that allows for re-creation in person and in place.  As […]

From the Director’s Desk – February 2013

Priorities In his book The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge relates the story of Vivienne Cox, who was to be promoted to a senior manager position at BP.  At the same time as her promotion was coming, Cox had her first baby.  She went to one of the senior managers at BP and told him, “I just want […]

From the Director’s Desk – March 2013

Strategic Planning In the vernacular of the day, strategic planning is associated with Boards, fund raising, and programs.  Generally a needs assessment is conducted and becomes the basis for and underpinning of decisions that will be made by any team or organization.  Out of the assessment, a realistic strategic plan is formulated. Truth be told, […]