Nov 24

1) Opened up w/ "2 Truths & a Lie" (Alyssa won!)

2) Got mentoring updates & gave them the handout Mentor Questions.
  • Get buy in (from mentee)
  • Get a schedule
  • Get a plan
3) Revisited Bible reading & prayer (personal devotions)
  • Put Bible reading into your schedule
4) Discussed why proteges blog
  • Practice communication skills
  • Learn to vision cast
  • Blog reflects life: if you can't find something to write about, something is missing.
5) Discussed "Through Others' Eyes" assignment
  • Have word doc that reflects all the answers & your evaluation sent to Morgan & Niko by next Wed.
6) Discussed Preface to pg 80 in The Faith.
  • Mark up your book, takes notes, so it will be useful in the future.
Niko will lead as I go for more Executive Pastor Training at Granger. Be prepared to discuss The Faith in good detail.

December schedule
Dec 1 Huddle
Dec 8 Huddle
Dec 15 Staff mtg or Huddle
Dec 22 & 29 OFF

Nov 10 Week 2

1) Spent the first 15 min or so doing a fun & poignant mixer activity to laugh together and learn more about each other.

2) They talked through their Last 10% assignment. Seemed like a great experience for them. Sam & Joel gave great honest loving feedback and challenges.

3) Discussed The One Minute Manager. Honestly I was nervous if this would play out--I reread it last week & wondered if it would be perceived as cheesy. It wasn't. Everyone had positive feedback and applicable take-aways to share.

4) New assignment: Seeing the Church Through Others' Eyes.
Due back Nov 24. Do it with big room AND OSM attenders.

5) Next book: The Faith, Given Once, For All by Charles Colson.

Reading schedule (discussion dates):

Nov 24: preface to 80
Dec 1: 81 to 158 (Niko leads)
Dec 8: 159 to 225

Nov 3 - New Season!

We're off on season II of Protege @ Oakbrook. Elijah Pickett & Alyssa Porter are our two participants. My son, Slater, calls it "Protege: Couple Edition." since they are in a relationship ;-)

Since they both have team recruiting and building assignments, I thought we'd start with the simple profound book, The One Minute Manager. This is a great book for anyone new to overseeing people where you expect positive results.

week 1:

1.) Solicited their expectations:
Learn more about what I'm good at; interests. Learn to apply myself. Grow spiritually; be mentored. Become more mature: manage time, right focus. See where God wants me to be. Learn why OCC does what it does the way it does.

2) Went through Protege Expectations handout. Included accompanying handouts: Simple Mentoring & the article Question Marks by Gordan McDonald.

3. Assignment: The Last 10%
Make appointments to get last 10% honesty from the people who filled out their references.

4. Read The One Minute Manager and come prepared to discuss it next Wed.

5. From expectations handout:
a) Have a personal organization tool
b) Have a mentee by Thanksgiving
c) Blog weekly about Protege experience.