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08 Oct Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Vacation Me

Vacation Me

Vacation Me

“It’s an All-Time Gig.” After a handful of part time and seasonal jobs in High School and College, Arrowhead was my first full time job. I absolutely love serving at camp.  Arrowhead has been my home for over 10 years now and I thoroughly enjoy the combination of ministry, work and family.  It is all […]

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03 Sep Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

[Photo by ironrodart] “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.” – Genesis 2:2 (ESV) To all of those who faithfully labor in the church to equip, encourage, and disciple teens… we say thank you! […]

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Some Things I’ve Learned

Some Things I’ve Learned

Having spent thirteen years in full-time ministry, Jason Mitchell has learned a few lessons – some through success, some through struggle. This week he shares a few of the big lessons learned from the journey. – Editor   “Wisdom is the summit; get wisdom, and with all your possessions purchase understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7   […]

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Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Volunteers are the engine of all our ministries. There are obvious practical reasons for this since there is just no way we are getting everything done without having others around us share the work. It also has biblical roots since Ephesians 4 tells us that we have been appointed as leaders to equip the church […]

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How to Love Your Mondays

How to Love Your Mondays

Several months ago, I began to start my work week with a time celebration, planning, and prayer. This weekly practice has positively impacted the way I enter into and navigate my week. Here’s what I do: Celebrate First, I celebrate. I look back at each day of the previous week and remember what God did […]

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28 May Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

The Life Map A few months ago I participated in a retreat designed to provide rest and relaxation in conjunction with spiritual formation.  Our focus for the weekend was to examine where we have seen God (and where we had sometimes missed seeing Him) at work in our lives. Part of the retreat was a […]

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I Can’t Wait Until After Work

I Can’t Wait Until After Work

He Wants Time With Me. A few days ago I woke up before my wife and one year old daughter. As I quietly worked through my morning routine, I hoped my daughter would wake up because I wanted to spend some time with her before leaving for the day. Luckily, she did wake up. I […]

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02 Apr Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on You won’t always get your butt kicked

You won’t always get your butt kicked

You won’t always get your butt kicked

 That hill won’t always kick your butt. There is a hill in our community that I CAN NOT STAND! I never have liked it. And tonight I decided to run a route that made sure I had to climb that hill. While I know that my body will pay for it tomorrow, I don’t care, […]

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Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 3

Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 3

When we slow down, we begin to see with new eyes. A few years ago during my time in seminary I was supporting my family by working as a MRI technician at a local hospital. One of my key roles within this job was scanning and caring for HIV positive patients from the aids clinic […]

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Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 2

Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 2

Giving Yourself Permission to Slow Many of us struggle to let ourselves slow down. For many of us recognizing our limits can be fairly easy.  However, if you’re anything like me, actually giving yourself permission to slow or live within those limits is another story.  Too often I find myself recognizing my limits and even […]

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