August 4, 2022

The Seven Perspectives (Introduction)

Seven Eyes Model of Supervision If you have been in leadership, and have had to supervise coworkers and employees for more than a few years, it’s likely you have heard of the seven-eyes model of supervision. This is a method of supervision developed by…
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building a sustainable life.

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The way we interact with the world around us has everything to do with how we choose to perceive the world. If we wake up each morning, and roll out of bed dreading the worst parts of our day, imagining worst-case scenarios, feeling like we can’t change the aspects of our life we don’t enjoy or that life feels empty

Reframing your Mindset 

July 28, 2022
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In any relationship there are mistakes made on both sides. As human beings we aren’t perfect; we can let our insecurities, fears, irritations and anger get the better of us at some point or another, causing hurt to others. Inevitably, the people around us will harm us and we will harm them. Since there is no going back in time,

Apologies and Forgiveness

July 21, 2022
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I am so excited to finally share the release of my book Burnout and Beyond! It has been a lot of hard work over the last year, but finally, I can tell the story of my burnout, my recovery and how the experience has changed me forever. I hope that my journey will resonate with others and guide those in

Burnout and Beyond is Finally Here!

July 14, 2022
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The act of mentoring doesn’t usually bring administrative work to mind, but anyone who has spent time in ministry knows that organizing and planning are key to ensure excellence. good work is done. Administration keeps things effective, safe and professional. It’s essential to organize and plan to ensure sound execution and flow of work.  The relationship between mentor and mentee

Mentoring Essentials: The Value of Administration

May 12, 2022
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An often overlooked task in the mentor role is ensuring safety; safety for the mentor, for the mentee and for the larger community around both. In fact, safety is an important component in Verve Lead’s front page statement; “Lift buoyancy and resilience of Christian leaders, to enhance the well-being, sustainability and safety of our communities.”  The effect of a Christian

Five Tips for Neutralising Danger in the Workplace

May 5, 2022
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Have you ever been mid-conversation with an acquaintance or a friend and they say something that sheds light on just how different they are from you? Maybe it goes back to vastly different cultures, or the way your parents parented, it might be philosophical or religious… It could even go deeper into areas of trauma they experienced… or didn’t experience.

Mentoring Essential: Investigative Inquiry and Discernment

March 31, 2022
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The Steps to Mentoring If you are, or are interested in becoming, a mentor for others, there are several essential behaviours every mentor should be applying in their work. In the next few weeks we will be examining these behaviours and providing strategies and exercises to assist our readers in growing in these behaviours. Let us help you become the

Mentoring Essentials: Why Relational Bonds Matter

March 24, 2022
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When considering what a healthy Christian mentor looks like, most people think of the leader’s spiritual well-being. However, being a mentor means more than just demonstrating a healthy spiritual life. In order to maintain a healthy spiritual life, they should also show signs that they are caring for their physical and emotional health. If they aren’t in a place physically

Non-Negotiables for a Christian Mentor: A Healthy Lifestyle 

March 17, 2022
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Today we continue our series on the profile of a Christian mentor. Last week, we began looking at foundational personal qualities of a leader or mentor, three of which are non-negotiables: mature discipleship, seasoned Christian leadership and a healthy lifestyle. In this blog, we focus on what it means as a mentor to have seasoned Christian leadership.  We hope this

Non-Negotiables for a Christian Mentor: Seasoned Christian Leadership

March 10, 2022