Jesse Mutzebaugh

5 Reasons We Must Grow Our Competence

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Competence as it applies to our ministry John Maxwell talks about competence in chapter five of the 21 qualities of a leader. (I think you can read a chapter summary here later) This is a great chapter that really pushed me to grow in competence. But now how can we apply this teaching specifically to our worship team? 5 Reasons We Must Grow Our Competence 1. Allow us to focus on the Lord entirely. If you’re having to think about the carnal – chord changes, lyrics, where the team is…read more

Speech from Theodore Roosevelt

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The following is an excerpt from an amazing speech that I got out of the book, “Daring Greatly” by Dr. BrenÚ Brown: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without…read more


The best creative solutions don’t come from finding good answers to the questions that are presented.
They come from inventing new questions.

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How to Run a Problem Solving Meeting

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There are several reasons people hate meetings: They take far too long The meeting isn’t relevant to team members Rabbit trails lead to more rabbit trails When amateurs run meetings, the group often fails to do their best work. You loose momentum and morale.áTo prevent meeting overload in your team members, you need a solid plan. I, like most of you, have been both a participant and a leader of some pretty awful meetings. I’ve literally walked out of a three hour long meeting with no more than three bullet…read more