Author: Brian Eno

Special Announcement

It is with great sadness that I make the following announcement. After eight excellent years of service, our Network Royal Ranger Director, Bob Killin, will be concluding his service this year. Bob has made an enormous impact in the lives of thousands of boys and men, and I am very thankful for his service to our churches and ministers. Bob and I have been praying about this transition over the last year, and it recently became apparent to both of us that this fall is the right time to make this transition for Bob, our Churches, and our Royal...

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Understanding and Reaching Millennials

I’ve worked in next generation ministries my entire adult life. Today, I mainly work with millennial youth and kids leaders. Recently I’ve noticed some older adults seem to have a negative view of Millennials, an opinion I don’t subscribe to. Rather, I see Millennials as a generation full of passion, compassion and hunger to serve. It’s our responsibility as the Church to reach the Millennial Generation. In order to do this, we must understand this generation. Dr. Leonard Sweet coined the phrase “EPIC Generation” when describing the Millennials. I would like to use his acronym to share four fundamental...

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Duplicate the Camp Altar

I spent much of my summer at Church Camps. I ate lots of delicious food, attended numerous chapel services, slept in comfy bunk beds, played messy games and hung out with kids all day long. Some may ask, why would you spend your summer this way? My answer lies within the core purposes of our summer camps. We facilitate summer camps to provide an opportunity for our kids and youth to experience a first-hand encounter with God and His church through recreation, personal interaction, worship, Bible teaching, and response to God. It’s this final one, “response to God” that...

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Thriving as a Leader Part 2

In last month’s eNews, I wrote, “I don’t think any great leader hopes to just survive in ministry, to just make it by. Great Christian leaders desire to thrive in ministry and in Life.” In order to thrive as a leader, you must develop and master certain good habits. In my previous article, I mentioned five leadership habits to form in order to thrive as a Christian leader and then revealed the first two: Control your Time and Have a Winning Attitude. Here are the three remaining habits to form in order to thrive as a Christian leader: Habit...

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Thriving as a Leader Part 1

I don’t think any great leader hopes to just survive in ministry, to just make it by. No, I believe all great Christian leaders have a strong desire to THRIVE in ministry and in life. They want their ministry be significant and successful. Great leaders continually recognize that significance and success are a result of good habits, and insignificance and unsuccessfulness is a result of bad habits. Thriving as a leader is not a one-time event, but an ongoing discipline. John Maxwell is known for saying, “We first form habits, and then habits form us.” In order to thrive...

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