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Streams of Resilience: People

In the months prior to the launch of Resilient Leaders Project, the team (at that point Dr. Derek McNeil, Andrea Sielaff, and myself) spent time sifting through research on resilience, trying to come up with a cohesive way to understand what leads to thriving, especially after suffering. Eventually, we expanded and consolidated categories into three

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Streams of Resilience: Practices

If you’ve been following Resilient Leaders Project for long, you’ve likely heard mention of the three streams of resilience: people, practice, and purpose. Each are a necessary component of resilience; no one is sufficient on its own. I always talk about ‘people’ first because it’s the most vital. Although people, practice, and purpose are important,

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Streams of Resilience: Purpose

It may go without saying that purpose is complex. It’s layered in its living, it’s full of mysticism in its call, and most of us experience it with so much uncertainty in our daily walk. Even if we cognitively “know better,” it’s easy to fall into the traps of how we think purpose should work,

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21 Resources for Mentoring Pastors and Pastors in Training

Blog Posts How to Provide A Great Internship Experience at Your Church. The Unstuck Group, 2016. 6 Keys to a Thriving Internship Program for Your Church. Vanderbloemen, 2016. Program Models Becoming a Pastor: Reflections on the Transition into Ministry. James P. Wind and David J. Wood, Alban Institute Report. Developing a Mentoring Model, Based on

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Becoming a Wise Mentor

Mentoring pastors and Christian leaders is a bit different than mentoring in other professional contexts. While ministry does require competence in many skills, it is perhaps even more about becoming a certain kind of person. Mentors for pastors need a dual focus of developing the ministry skills and the ministry character of their mentee. That

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Daily Examen

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. It is an ancient Ignatian practice that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience. The Examen is a way of staying present in