May 11, '11

Watched & discussed the DVD "Unleashing Caged Christians" by Mark Batterson from the RightNow conference

The Home Stretch

Here's the remaining schedule of our 2011 season.

May 11 - Niko leads discussion last 2 chptrs (4-5) of The Truth About You. Watch Mark Batterson's RightNow DVD

May 18 - Discuss Unstoppable Force wk 1

May 25 - UF wk 2

June 1 - UF wk 3; Final eval assignment

June 8 - UF wk 4; final eval presentations

Book schedule:

1-61, pg 1 thru Friction Traction

62-111, Momentum thru E-motion

112-164, Cultural Architecture thru Spirit Design Theory

165-224, Soul Environments to end

March 30, 11 Northview Church

We took a field trip to Northview Church in Carmel. Former Oakbrook-er Travis Carpenter was a fabulous host and tour guide.

Click here to check out pics.

Upcoming Schedule:

April 13: Truth About You thru ch 1
April 20: OFF (Easter, Good Fri week)
April 27: ch 2-3
May 4: ch 4-5

May 11: Start "Unstoppable Force."

March 9, '11

  • Caught up with each other
  • Discussed PRIMAL
  • Watched Tim Ross' session "Are You Worth Following?" from the RightNow conference. Click the image for an excerpt.

Next Protege Book/experience: The Truth About You

The Truth About You by Marcus Buckingham. This an abbreviated interactive dose of his books about our strengths: Now Discover Your Strengths and Go Put Your Strengths to Work.

This is book, DVD and interactive note taking. Simple concept. Challenging to live and implement.

Feb 16 '11

Breaking the ice:
6 things: you like...

Debrief Sun's OSM

Mentoring update (room to grow here)

(re) Assignment: get a face to face feedback session with your supervisor.

Next week: Presentation of feedback & PRIMAL book discussion.
Click here to download form.

Next Protege Book: PRIMAL

Reading Plan:

Feb 23: ch 1-3

Mar 2: ch 4 & 5

Mar 9: ch 6 & 7

Marb 16: ch 8-10

PRIMAL website

Feb 9, '11

1) Discussed OSM's recent changes in detail.

2) Concluded discussion on Next Generation Leader.
Book seemed to be very applicable to everyone. Lots of participation and take-aways.

Interesting note: Andy Stanley suggests not using the word "coach" when asking someone to coach you; it's too intimidating and no one will every think he/she is worthy. pg 124

While in the book Exponential, Ferguson suggests using the word "coach."

Ironic ;-)

Solicit specific feedback from your dept supervisor on how you are doing. Share your feedback in Feb 16 huddle.

Feb 2, '11


Jan 26, '11

Niko led the huddle as I was in an all day Mgt Team meeting.

  1. Discussed reading assign. in Next Gen Leader
  2. Challenged them on regular Bible reading

Jan. 12, '11

1) What was your favorite toy and/or TV show from childhood?

2) Mentoring updates.

3) Let's get back to the blogs...

4) Discussed 1st apart of Next Gen Leader.
Besides book #1 the response to each book has been, "It's much easier to read than The Faith ;-)"
Good discussion & response to this book.

5) Finished 2nd half of the SHAPE class.
Download it from our Protege Docs page.

Jan 5, '11

1. Shared about each person's holiday experiences.

2. Followup on regular Bible reading.

3. Discussed the book they read over Xmas The Me I Want to Be.
Great response to the book--really enjoyed and got a lot out of it.

4. Start reading Next Gen Leader for next week.

5. Took them through the first half of the SHAPE class.
Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences.
Download it on our Protege documents page.

Dec 15, 2010

Field Trip to Kokomo YMCA; CEO Dave Dubois

This was a profound and poignant experience. Dave did a wonderful job telling his story of how he went from an unbeliever to a devout follower of Jesus. His transparency, vulnerability and candor were gifts to us.

Very inspiring to see a man who didn't think much of Christians--a self-made man; now being used by God to influence many people for Christ in our community. And now a man humbly standing on the strength of Christ.

Please join us in praying for Dave as he leads the Y and his influence in his family and in the community.