building a sustainable life.

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One of the common issues I come across when encouraging someone to find a mentor and perhaps a professional supervisor, is the simple question: ‘why?’ So many people believe that they can figure out difficulties in work and life completely alone. Or perhaps with their co-workers. Sometimes, an individual thinks it will cost too much or take too much time.

Why should I engage a mentor and professional supervisor? 

December 1, 2022
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This last October, I had the honour of attending a conference at Duke University in North Carolina. The topic was on congregational and clergy health in the church. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many people brought together by their love of God and his Church, and their desire to see leaders in Ministry thrive. There was such

Reflections from the Clergy and Congregational Well-being Conference 

November 24, 2022
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Francine Hunt wrote this blog. She has just joined our team as a mentor and professional supervisor. She brings a wealth of experience in Christian leadership and is very passionate about her supervision roles. Her addition to our team is a blessing. Bring fresh insight My life has changed dramatically over the past year and half. After pastoring a church

Professional Supervision for Principals, Pastors and Leaders

November 17, 2022
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If you have been following the work of Verve Lead for even a day, you will know how much we value and promote healthy mentorship and professional supervision. Mentors help us work through personal and professional hardships, they allow us to confront traumas in a safe way, and they show us new perspectives of our lives that we cannot see

Finding the Right Mentor for You

November 3, 2022
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In my last blog, we looked at the value of an independent professional supervisor. We also provided a description of professional supervision. This blog will focus on what is likely to take place when you engage in a professional supervision session.  The First Session During the first session, there will be a discussion around what outcomes you would like from

Professional Supervision: the Sessions

October 27, 2022
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Keep Calm and Reduce Risks: When we were building the house that we live in, we wanted to be on-site, and part of the construction. The builder was a friend of ours and told me that we could come as long as we got “the white card.”  This is a certificate that identifies who you are on the site if

Formulate Contingency Courses of Action

October 20, 2022
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Previously, I announced our big news: Adrienne and I are stepping down as Senior Ministers of the C3Robina church. This transition has been five years in the making. I feel joy in the fact that we know this is the right decision. I feel proud of what we have accomplished in our time as Senior Ministers, and I’m excited for

Grief in the Face of Change 

October 13, 2022
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Today I’m sharing some important and exciting news; we (myself and Adrienne) will be stepping down as Senior Ministers of C3 Church Robina in November this year. We have been preparing for this over the last 5 years in consultation with C3 Church leadership. In consultation and with affirmation of C3 and our board, we are delighted to name Josh

Hello all, 

October 6, 2022
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A free download of my book, Burnout and Beyond, is right around the corner; beginning Monday, October 3, 2022, 12:00 AM PDT through Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:59 PM PDT. This book shares my experience with burnout and details the dangers of burnout in leadership positions; specifically those in ministry. The goal of this book is to provide a way

Get Burnout and Beyond Free for five days!

September 30, 2022