Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Tradesmen Day
It is also the birthday of George R. R. Martin, American screenwriter and author from 1948.
Finally, is is the anniversary of when Saladin began the Siege of Jerusalem in 1187.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner - Raising Up Leaders
     As leaders, it's important that we are working to raise up people under us that are capable of taking over when we are gone. Reproducing other leaders should be a normal task for all leaders in the world today. Who is someone that you are mentoring and teaching your skills to? It could be that you don't have anyone because we often find it hard to do this. Here's a few thoughts from Ryan and Beth Frank in their book, Pulse, for helping your up and coming leaders to step up and lead:

- let your leaders implement their ideas whenever possible
- maximize teachable opportunities like mistakes or errors
- don't discourage them by shooting down their ideas from the start
- make it known to all that we want volunteers to take the initiative and step up
- allow them to make mistakes and learn from them.

2). Extras

- Link of the Day: Mistobox - Artisan Coffee Sample Subscription

- Ministry of the Day: Nebraska Youth Conventions - Check out our upcoming statewide youth conventions the first and third weekends of November!!

Heading down the road on the Missions Bike Ride earlier this month

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day
It is also the birthday of Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, American baseball player from 1943.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Jamestown was burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion in 1676.

1). Blog Entry: Caption Contest - Click on the pic below to submit a caption


2). Extras

- Quote of the Day: 'Spiritual leaders cannot be understood apart from their call because it tells them what game they are playing and keeps them in the game.' - Reggie McNeal, Practicing Greatness

Monday, September 18, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Respect Day
It is also the birthday of Tiffany Cumming (Kids Leader in North Platte, NE), a distinction she shares with Frankie Avalon, American actor from 1939.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Christopher Columbus landed at Honduras on his fourth, and final voyage in 1502.

1). Blog Entry: Life Lessons - Change
     My family and I were visiting California to attend our National Youth Convention last month. We went to a Walmart one evening early in the trip to gather some items for breakfast in our hotel. When we reached the checkout and scanned our items, the attendant asked us if we'd like a bag. Without thinking, we answered yes, as we had visited our own Walmart hundreds of times and always left with a bag of supplies. We were surprised when the final bill came and we were charged for the bags. We quickly changed our minds, rescanned the items on a new charge, and had our family carry everything out to the car. LIFE LESSON - Things change! It may not be enjoyable, but we need to learn to be flexible and adapt to the changes coming our way.

2). Extras

- Ministry of the Day: Junior Bible Quiz - No other program seems to be as effective in teaching kids to memorize the Word of God. Check it out at the link above...


Last day of our Missions Bike Ride, Luke was ready to be done

Friday, September 15, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Google.com Day
It is also the birthday of Marco Polo, Italian explorer from 1254. 
Finally, it is also the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963.

1). Blog Entry: Leader Profile - Paul Welch (Bday last Sunday)



POSITION: New Children's Pastor at Christ's Place in Lincoln, NE
HISTORY: Went to Evangel University
FAMILY: Married to Kristen with 3 little kids

2). Extras


- Link of the Day: Career Bliss - Find Jobs and Research Salaries

Thursday, September 14, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Kreme Filled Donut Day
It is also the birthday of Cassandra Orsi (Youth Pastor's Wife in Council Bluffs, IA)
Finally, today is the anniversary of Mike and Bekah Fowler (Pastors in St. Paul, and the Superintendent's Assistant in our District Office), a distinction they share with the day when George Frideric Handel completed his oratorio Messiah in 1741.

1). Blog Entry: Bible Commentary - Joshua 19: Notes on Leadership

2). Extras

- Song of the Day: Skillet - Lions

- Quote of the Day: 'Self-centeredness is the root of virtually every problem.' - John Maxwell, Intentional Living

Youth Artwork from Ewing, NE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is International Chocolate Day
It is also the birthday of John J. Pershing, American general from 1860.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Michelangelo began work on his statue of David in 1501.

1). Blog Entry: Leadership Skills
     As leaders in different arenas of life, we need to constantly be adapting and improving to be effective in our culture. Great leadership doesn't happen overnight, it's developed over time. Here's some essential leadership traits that we should strive to be great in, according to Gino Wickman and Mike Paton in their book, Get a Grip:

1. Simplify - less is more
2. Delegate - create extensions of yourself
3. Predict - long and short term goals and outcomes
4. Systemize - document core processes
5. Structure - clarity in responsibility

2). Extras

- Link of the Day: Eat This Much - The Automatic Diet Planner

- Ministry of the Day: Core Groups - Check out the gathering of Youth and Kids Leader across NE in different regions coming up this fall...

Thumbs Up, from the Missions Bike Ride last week

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Video Games Day
It is also the birthday of Jesse Owens, American sprinter from 1913.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened to the public in 2011.

1). Blog Entry: Caption Contest - Click on the pic below to submit a caption



2). Extras

- Quote of the Day: 'One of the greatest needs in churches today is someone who can offer the light of perception to leaders.' - Dr. Samuel Chand, Cracking Your Church's Culture Code