group magazine: July-August, 2011
I wanted to thank Dr. Youth (May/June 2011) for fielding and answering questions. I realize we all work in a stress-filled and tense occupation, and it is so comforting receiving some good-natured, fun answers. Maybe we need to spend more time laughing and enjoying life? Thanks for keeping us real. And in his Q&A with Jeanne Mayo, Doug Fields asked her how to recruit leaders. She suggested using a card with three students' stories on them. Now, why didn't I think of that?
no more boneheads
I found Jeremy Steele's "Top Ten Bonehead Mistakes We Make With Our Messages" (May/June 2011) to be a very helpful article, despite its long title. Steele covers several topics that I've noticed in messages, even those given by senior ministers. If you ever give messages to students, you need to read this article and apply a few of the principles to your preparation and execution of your talks.
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INTRODUCING—THE ANDY BUBBLE
Andy Brazelton kept bugging us for a spot in the magazine so we offered him the random, yet prestigious, snarky remark bubble. Enjoy.
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