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Sunday
May262013

New Zealand has You Beat!

The Official Kiwi Leadership Training Monopoly BoardThis morning I had the amazing privilege of hanging out at Wade and Erica Gadsby’s house, (that they built with their own hands!). As we drank some amazing coffee, I shared with them about the Monopoly Board that we talked about with the I-MALT in Rio. (The Gadsby’s weren’t able to attend the I-MALT meetings since they were leading an MA team to Cambodia at the time… ) Anyway, they got kind of excited and decided that they were going to be the first among us to create a leadership training Monopoly board for their region. We chatted and brainstormed and Wade wrote down a lot of ideas. While he and Erica started organizing the ideas, I went to pack up and take a shower. When I came back, Wade was just finishing up the board you see above. 

As you can see, the Kiwi’s have you beat.

They’ve already started planning about how they can use this tool to train up the leaders in their region. 

So how about you? Have you started to develop your Monopoly Board? How are you going to train up leaders in your region? If not, then take a good look at this one, and see what might work for you and your leaders! If you need help or ideas, I’m sure you could drop a line to Wade and Erica, or give me a shout—we’d be happy to help you get started!!

 

Friday
Mar082013

Question Marks, Stars, Cows and Dogs

Bokeh Background Courtesy MerekDavis.comSome really smart folks from Boston created this nifty way for businesses to analyze their products. It’s really helpful for leaders to be able to figure out where to best use their resources so that the business can thrive. Basically what they do, is plot their products on a graph of potential growth and fruitfulness. 

That might sound really “businessy”, but we’ve taken the time to create this document that translates all the business stuff into the language of Mission Adventures. There’s even an awesome illustration/example from Apple that I know will make it crystal clear. Click below to download the PDF and come prepared to discuss this at our I-MALT meetings in Rio!

The BCG Matrix
(180 KB PDF)

Wednesday
Mar062013

The Cure for Stagnant Growth

Has the initial success of your Mission Adventures ministry faded? Did you see some initial growth, but now things have slowed down? Are you still doing a great job, but the teams aren’t coming? Well, you might be experiencing something called, “The ‘S’ Curve”. Don’t worry, it’s normal, and it doesn’t have to be fatal. 

All you’ve got to do is read this handy guide: 

The ‘S’ Curve
(104 KB PDF)

Oh, and for further reading, if you’re so inclined, check out this amazing document:

Accenture: Jumping The ‘S’ Curve
(235 KB PDF)

Thursday
Feb282013

Where Are the New Mission Adventures Leaders?

Image Courtesy “hisks” via sxc.huWhen I look at the world map on my wall, I can see a lot of YWAM centers where Mission Adventures used to be—and sadly, there are a lot of those places. In almost all of the caes those bases wanted to continue the ministry, but their MA leader moved on and they didn’t have anyone else to fill the gap. Let’s face it. It’s hard to find leaders. And I think that’s part of the problem—we’re expecting to find leaders, while God is expecting us to make leaders. So the title of this post is a bit misleading. The question is not, “Where are the new Mission Adventures leaders?” It’s, “How can I create more Mission Adventures leaders?”

Stop looking for more Mission Adventures leaders in your region. Instead start making them. 

At our upcoming I-MALT meetings, we’re going to address this issue and begin to develop a way where we can make more leaders. If you’d like a sneak peak, check out this little workbook we’ll be using:

Monopoly and Making Disciples
(300 KB PDF)

I honestly believe that this has the potential to revolutionize our Network. But in order to do so, we are all going to have to see our selves as disciple-makers. Are you ready to make this change?

If you’re really inspired, here’s another great resource from Darden University:

A Business of Growing Leaders
(731 KB PDF) 

See you in Rio!

Craig

Sunday
Jan132013

MA Outcome Statement (Beta)

A thought occurred to me and I said, “Hey! Maybe we could make a Mission Adventures Outcome Statement like that wonderful DTS one…”

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Tuesday
Nov062012

2012 Australia and New Zealand Regional Report

Wade and Erica Gadsby down in the NZ just sent in this encouraging report from their region. Take a minute to look through this, and join me in praising God for rasing up young missionaries from Australia and New Zealand to go to so many places around the world! Oh, and be sure to read the testimonies, they’re awesome!

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Monday
Oct222012

2012 North American Region Report

Hey check out this encouraging report from Tim Walter in North America! Thousands of teens participated in Mission Adventures Outreaches from October 2011, to September 2012. Way to go North America!

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Friday
Sep282012

2012 European Region Report

Hey check out this encouraging report from Europe! Hundreds of teens participated in Mission Adventures Outreaches from October 2011, to September 2012. Of course, my favorite part is

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Friday
Jun012012

Regional Report from Europe

Anders Myklebust has put together a report for the European region for 2011. Anders actually sent this info to me back in September, and sadly it got lost in my inbox/to do list. But thankfully, I’m getting to it now! The encouraging thing about this report is that there were hundreds of kids that participated in MA in Europe last year. Read on for the full report!

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Tuesday
Apr242012

Prepare to Count!

I want you to create a report like this for your region. I know it may sound like a lot of work, but it’s really not. All you have to do is

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Tuesday
Feb212012

Regional Report from New Zealand & Australia

Wade and Erica Gadsby have put together a report for their region and it’s super exciting. Together with bases in Australia, these guys mobilzied nearly… Be sure to click through to see the details!

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Monday
Oct312011

Has the Anointing Shifted to Brasil?

It was so exciting to be in Brasil and spend time with these guys. Their love for Mission Adventures is evident, and their willingness to sacrifice is catching. That’s why I’m writing this to you today. I want you to consider what you can do to see the Mission Adventures Network grow in your region.

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Friday
Jun172011

How to Choose Great Leaders for Your MALT

In the Mission Adventures Network we’ve intentionally formed different leadership teams so we can take advantage of all the benefits of working together. As we’ve formed these teams, we’ve learned a few lessons on how to choose leaders. So as you develop a team, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Wednesday
Jun082011

Tomatoes and Mission Adventures

What in the world do tomato plants have to do with Mission Adventures? Well, not only are they both delicious and good for you, but they have a lot more in common! Just click through and find out what in the world I’m talking about!

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Friday
May272011

McDonald's, Mission Adventures, & the Release of the Apostolic

What business is McDonald’s® in? When I ask that question, most people’s answers have something to do with cheeseburgers and french fries. It’s apparent to everyone that McDonald’s® restaurants exist to sell American style fast food.

 

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Friday
May132011

What Is the I-MALT?

What Is The I-MALT? (84 KB PDF)At our May 2011 I-MALT meetings in Tijuana, Mexico, Sean Lambert shared his thoughts on the purposes, membership, and operations of the International Mission Adventures Leadership Team. Click the image at left to download a PDF document that describes his thoughts.

(NOTE: This file describes a starting point for our I-MALT. We imagine we will walk out a fuller expression of eldership, relationship and freedom in the Spirit as He leads us).

Friday
May132011

Notes from I-MALT Meetings 1-2 May, 2011

May 2011 I-MALT Meeting Notes (130 KB PDF)The I-MALT met at the Youth With A Mission center in Tijuana, Mexico on May 1 and 2, 2011. Ingvar Olsen chaired the meeting and shared these notes with us. Click the image at left to download the notes in PDF format. 

Friday
May132011

Welcome to the I-MALT Forum

Hey friends! We’ve created this forum for our International Mission Adventures Leadership Team. We’ll use this space for articles and information that will help our Team accomplish it’s purposes. We’ll use it to keep you up to date on I-MALT business, post previous meeting notes, to do lists, and upcoming events. Not only that, but you can use this forum to share your own ideas as well. So please, create posts and comments. Together we can accomplish the purposes God has set out for us!

Peace, 

Craig