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Don’t Call It Retirement…

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog Post, Events, News | Comments Off on Don’t Call It Retirement…

“How about we think about doing something together?” Spoken 35,000 feet above Central America, seated across the aisle from Doug Stevens, after spending 8 days together in Costa Rica climbing (live) volcanoes, four wheeling (above), white water rafting, and challenging each other to swim across piranha infested rivers. I figured I just survived the last week with him, it could be fun to dive into something new together! It was 12 years, and seemingly a lifetime, ago when Doug and I began our journey together, first just as friends, then as consultants in the same type of work, and...

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Kingdom Ventures 2014 – Event Wrap Up

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Blog Post, Doug's Blog, Events, Leadership, News, Resources Blog | Comments Off on Kingdom Ventures 2014 – Event Wrap Up

  Can pastors learn to engage issues that affect people in the real world? Will the church provide vital support for their members at work? Does faith make a difference during the week?! Kingdom Ventures invites us to answer in the affirmative…and our recent conference (May 16 in Walnut Creek) fired the opening salvo. 300 brave souls joined a conversation that is still difficult and somewhat threatening for the church — and a wake-up call to those of us who are uncertain about how faith relates to work. To become Kingdom-focused is to move beyond a church-centric view of...

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Unlayering the Guilt You Feel

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Unlayering the Guilt You Feel

While pastors become guides to helping others wrestle with and release their own guilt, rarely do pastors engage their own feelings of guilt in a healthy way. This affects our lives and ministries. If we want to help others find freedom from unhealthy guilt, and understand how God sees what we’ve done wrong, we have to walk this path in our own journey. We have to deal with our guilt in a healthier, God-honoring way. <strong>Guilt emerges when we’ve done something that we perceive to be wrong toward God or someone else.</strong> And as human beings, whenever we wrong...

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3 Paradigms for Spiritual Leadership

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on 3 Paradigms for Spiritual Leadership

There are leadership principles that span the scope of leadership anywhere and everywhere. Those things are good to learn from and apply. But sometimes, there’s something called “spiritual leadership” that presents a distinct set of things that ought to remain important and even core to who we are as people. It’s really not even about “leadership” but much more about being vessels in whom God uses in this world to accomplish HIS purposes. I don’t know about you, but I want to be that kind of vessel. So here’s 3 snapshots of paradigms that inform...

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Spiritual Gifts and the Ego

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Spiritual Gifts and the Ego

The church at Corinth was remarkably gifted, brilliant, and thriving in many respects. We notice the active and abundant spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3—miraculous gifts, speaking gifts, incredible spiritual vision and faith that can move mountains, social engagement and responsibility, along with un matched spiritual devotion (surrender my body to the flames). In essence, this community had dynamic gifts that were well mobilized. However, we see in verses 4-7 that the Corinthians had a dark side as well. They were impatient, harsh, critical, rude, jealous, ego-centric. Paul even...

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Pastors and Their “False Self”

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Pastors and Their “False Self”

One of the books that has shaped my understanding of how God views me (and us as human beings) is a book by Brennan Manning called Abba’s Child. I’m convinced every follower of Christ should read this book, and then deeply absorb its truths. <a href=”http://www.stevesaccone.com/?attachment_id=1081″ rel=”attachment wp-att-1081″><img src=”http://www.stevesaccone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/impostor-300×226.jpg” alt=”impostor” width=”300″ height=”226″ class=”alignleft size-medium...

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