Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Leadership Mindset (Hint: First, Lose Your Marbles)

Yesterday Artisan Church had the honor of hosting PastorConnect, an every-other-month gathering of Rochester-area pastors for encouragement and connection. I also had the privilege of bringing the message to shape our discussion time.

We briefly tackled the concept of "mindset" and the differences of a Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset. Fascinating examples of this can be found in scripture with how various people reacted to Jesus messing with their heads (see John 3:9 and John 7:45-52 in context).

While incredibly helpful for the challenges of leadership and pastoring, the ideas have broad application for school, workplace, relationships, and even spiritual growth.

So how might God want to renew your "mindset" in the face of the challenges, failure, and success that come your way?

"Mindset" (listen or download below)

[download audio file: Presented by Jason Condon at PastorConnect, Feb 12, 2009 at Artisan Church. Approx. 20 minutes message + 15 minutes of sharing from group discussions]

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pastors' Technology Seminar

Welcome to those who attended the ECC Midwinter Conference seminar, "Technology Tools for 21st-century Pastors" (and any others visiting this post!)

The notes and slides are already posted below (I'll likely take the time to 'embed' them here later), and the video will be up today later this week.

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Any tech-savvy Artisan folks are encouraged to chime in. Others pastors and ministry leaders who have questions about the use of technology in ministry are also welcome to the discussion (review the notes, slides, or video first to familiarize yourself with the scope of the topic)

Blessings as you use whatever tools necessary to further the work of Jesus.

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