In Trailer Club (the men’s program on campus) we teach that the the way we treat our mom is a potential indicator of how we might teach our future wife. The guys on campus did a great job honoring their Moms and Grandma’s from afar with notes, songs, and making them video’s. Here is one of the video’s that is really a music video…Enjoy!`
Question: What did you think about this creative video?
“Sympathy is no substitute for action.” — David Livingstone, missionary to Africa
“Can’t you do just a little bit more?” — J.G. Morrison pleading with Nazarenes in the 1930′s Great Depression to support their missionaries
“The Bible is not the basis of missions; missions is the basis of the Bible” — Ralph Winter, missiologist
“Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.” — C.T. Studd
“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.” — C.T. Studd
“Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible.” — C.T. Studd
“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” — Oswald J. Smith
“Let my heart be broken with the things that break God’s heart” — Bob Pierce, World Vision founder
Question: What is your favorite quote? Why?
During one of staff meet and greet times with the interns, I asked three different interns what their experience was like at their public school. They shared that it was very difficult. I asked them why and they shared what it was like. I asked each one of them this question, “Do you think parents/leaders have any idea how hard it is to be a Christian in today’s public school.” They all told me that they do not think parents or leaders understand the struggle of being a Christian in the public school. One of the interns told me that it was like walking into hell each day. He said that he was bombarded with every kind of sin imaginable. He said he did not always do the right thing. I encouraged each one of them as I myself spent 13 years in the public school. I also did not always do the right thing. In fact, I did a lot of things that made me blend in instead of being the light God had called me to be.
I want to encourage you in a few things if you are a parent or have the privilege of interacting with teens in the public school.
1. Everyone has a story—Teens today have a story of God’ grace in their lives. Have them share with you their story about how God has been touching their lives. This will help you understand where they currently are. It takes time for some students to share how God is doing their hearts. Be patient with them.
2. Encourage Them—After you listen to the teenager, encourage them with your own story of what you did in high school. Share with them your own struggle in high school and any examples of how you or someone you knew was a good example. Tell them that the light of God is on the inside of them. Let them know that God will never leave them nor forsake them.
3. Don’t lecture them—If the teens shares specific struggles they have or shares with you how they are sinning, do not show any disgust in your face. The Bible says that perfect love casts out fear. Love them the way Jesus did. It is the kindness of God that leads us to repentance. Show them the unconditional love of God and they will, God willing, ask you for prayer and help in their time of need.
4. Help them make an impact—Encourage them to not win the high school for Christ, but to start with one person. If they are in sports, they can be a great light. If they are in the arts, they can impact people by the way they love the other students. They can make an impact for Christ by their words and actions. It is possible. They can do it!
Question: Have you found additional ways to encourage students that are in the public school?
For over a decade I have led a men’s group on campus called Trailer Club. This group has changed over the years as God has refined the teaching and training in Trailer Club.
Last month, I had one of my friends who is an alumnus of Trailer Club tell me that I needed to start sharing more with the guys that graduated from Trailer Club.
Because of that comment, I decided to start doing video’s about the things we talk about in Trailer Club.
These video’s can be found here
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I am hoping to continue to grow the site so that it is more than just video posts.
Question: Do you have any idea’s to make this a great resource site for men?
I spoke to the GI’s this morning and here are my notes:
Every intern needs at least one person that is crazy about them.
What is the one indispensable characteristic that everyone GI campus needs to be around interns? What is the thing that would make them as interns come alive? What does everyone need from their leader?
Remember this: I will never leave you nor forsake you. Remember this: I am with you, even until the end of the world.
What does it look like to speak this to interns and people you come in contact with?
When was the last time you told your interns how proud you were of them?
When was the last time you told interns how jazzed and enthusiastic you were that you got to be around them?
We don’t’ want to have the perception that we are leaders, but really are not. Leaders that leave a legacy are those that pastor’s their people. They love them and the people feel that love.
I Thessalonians 2:1-12
1. Without love, I am a resounding gong.
2. Thank you letters. Former CEO ofCampbell’s soup wrote 30,000 thank you letters to 20,000 employees over his time.
3. Hurt with them. If they are hurting, empathize with them. Do unto others.
4. Be near them often. Put a hand on their shoulder.
5. Be a consistent builder of people.
6. Get MBA–Mops Bucket Attitude
The interns at the Honor Academy attend a weekly training class where they learn professional skills that will assist them throughout their life. Here is the schedule for third quarter:
3rd Quarter FY12 Intern Professional Development Curriculum
- March 22 The Fred Factor
- March 29 Writing Skill and Email Etiquette
- April 5 Good to Great, Part 1
- April 12 Good to Great , Part 2
- April 19 Professionalism in Workplace
- April 26 Decision Making
- May 3 Evaluations
- May 10 TBD
- May 17 The Winning Attitude
- May 24 Execution
- June 1 Creating a Resume, Part 1
- June 8 Creating a Resume, Part 2
- June 15 Finding a job
- June 22 Interviewing Skills
- June 29 Interviewing Skills
I receive a lot of feedback about the Honor Academy from people. As one of the Director’s, I take all feedback seriously. I received feedback from a parent last week and appreciated the time he took to write it and send into us. I have taken his feedback to my superiors and we are going to do everything we can to implement the feedback he gave us because it was excellent.
Do you have any feedback for us in the Honor Academy? Is there anything you feel we should change or improve on?
I would appreciate your feedback.
I love to be inspired by authentic people.
To hear about people that fail and continually get up is inspiring.
To watch someone push through barriers and reach their goals.
To see a focus on the Glory of God.
To be part of the family of God that has people that encourage you through mountain tops and valley’s.
Tim Tebow continues to receive attention because of his life on and off the football field. I think he is a good example of inspiring people because of his authentic life.
Question: Who inspires you because of their authentic life?