Now, here is you a dose of me:
I am a Pastor-Teacher. I am a Navigator. I am a Catalyst. I provide solutions. The pastor-teacher’s role is to lead and navigate by guiding through the opportunities and discovering for themselves and practicing skills in authentic situations. I am a Pastor-Teacher, a Navigator, and a Catalyst… that’s what I do.
and Teaching into and around the desires and overall interests of others
fosters intrinsic motivation and stimulates the passion to learn. To take each
and every individual and help them discover who God designed them to be is the
core essence of discipleship and leader development. Individuals can learn,
groups can learn, and organizations can learn. However, preaching and teaching
remains connected to a solid Biblical foundation of truth.
The Bible is the foundational textbook and the Power is in the Gospel…
You can teach people anything, but what are you really giving them? Give them Jesus first, then show them from the Bible that the Holy Spirit can light ups all of their life. This includes their knowledge base, skill-set, and overall gifting. Hey, this stuff works in the life of the individual, in the home, on the job, at school, and anywhere. The fundamental textbook for life, discipleship, and leader development is God’s Word. I am a Pastor-Teacher, a Navigator, and a Catalyst… that’s what I do.
I believe that people are our future…
If you grow the people, you will grow your schools, businesses, organizations, and houses of worship. I believe each and every person has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I help all people to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I assist all people in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I have a vision of a world where people learn that there are absolute truths, as well as to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between us all. This is core of discipleship and leader development, as well as what makes life so fascinating. We are all unique and have a purpose. God does not do accidents. I am a Pastor-Teacher, a Navigator, and a Catalyst… that’s what I do.
Teach them well and let them lead the way in their own
The whole world is a classroom and presents an overall unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. My role as a pastor-teacher is to give people the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge and understanding, to help them navigate the life God has given them. To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each person so that all learners can feel capable and successful. I present preaching and teaching into a learning process that involves the interests of the individual and group, as well as makes learning relevant to life. This is a core of discipleship and leader development. Also, this develops active learners and ties learning into the world community to help all people become caring and active members of society. I am a Pastor-Teacher, a Navigator, and a Catalyst… that’s what I do.
Show them the beauty they possess while giving them a sense of responsibility & pride in who God designed them to be…
My preaching and teaching is straightforward and blunt, while also caring, safe, and equitable where each person can blossom and grow. I will allow people to become responsible members of the learning community by using strategies, positive discipline, and foundational truth principles. In showing people how to become responsible for themselves, as well as their own learning, I am giving them the tools to become successful in life, to believe in themselves, to love the Lord, and to be the disciple and leader God has designed them to be. I am a Pastor-Teacher, a Navigator, and a Catalyst… that’s what I do.
Let the learner’s lead too…
Discipleship and leader development is really a true lifelong learning process of learning about new philosophies and new strategies, learning from the overall community, learning from colleagues, and especially learning from the people. The Bible does not change, but society and culture does. Yet, the learners in the overall process have taught me to open my mind and my heart to the joys, the excellence, and the diversity of ideas in the world. Because of this, I will never forget how to lead with the new, cherish the old, and laugh with the learners. I am a Pastor-Teacher, a Navigator, and a Catalyst… that’s what I do.
“Holding a leadership position in a Christian
organization does not make one a spiritual leader.Spiritual leadership
is not an occupation: it is a calling.” – Henry & Richard Blackaby