building a sustainable life.

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A few weeks ago, Adrienne and I attended the C3 Church conference in Tasmania and then stayed for a week’s holiday. We spent a great day in Port Arthur with some friends, visiting a world heritage site that was once a British penal colony. We rested, explored Hobart and hung out with friends. As we were about to check in

What I learned from Covid 19

June 16, 2022
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Hello, Verve Lead! For those who don’t know me, my name is Cecelia and I have been a content creator for Don’s blogs and book for the last two years. I’ve been along for the ride when it comes to the Well-Being Q since its conception; writing in detail about the five competencies and their behavioural expressions. Here’s what’s crazy

My Personal  Experience with the Well-Being Q Assessment 

June 9, 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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What does it mean to be principled in our work? How do we make sure we are being professional, ethical and consistent with our beliefs? Caregiving roles require professionalism and principles., Strong ethics are the backbone of the mentoring practice. If you are a mentor, it’s key to adhere to core values and beliefs that are rooted in sound doctrine.

Mentoring Essentials: Principled in Practice

April 28, 2022
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One of the essential practices in effective mentoring is reviewing the sessions. The evaluation process involves analysing mentoring for effectiveness and adjusting for greater positive outcomes. We tend to think about the prep work done for a meeting with a mentee, but equally important (if not more important), is that both mentees and mentors unpack their big take-aways from the

Mentoring Essentials: Evaluating Process

April 21, 2022
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There are a few differences between Christian mentoring and other forms of mentoring, the most obvious difference being that Christian mentorship is Christ-focused. Christian mentors believe that spiritual well-being is as important as mental and physical well-being and that our identities and transformation should be anchored in Christ. If you are working with a mentor who isn’t concerned with the

Mentoring Essentials: Keeping It Spiritual 

April 14, 2022
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Recently, we looked at the mentoring essential of self-reflection—perhaps, the most important competency of a healthy Christian mentor and a great skill for mentees and human beings in general. It is the gateway that allows us all to begin to grow into a better version of ourselves. But if self-reflection is as far as we get, we are still just

Mentoring Essentials: Empowering Transformative Action 

April 7, 2022
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How to Challenge and Confront with Grace No matter who we are, there are moments in our lives when we are pulled into heavy and challenging topics that sometimes lead to conflict. Well-being mentors tend to face these moments a little more often. It’s part of the joy and difficulty of the job; to get into the deeper areas of

Mentoring Essentials: Challenging and Confronting 

March 31, 2022