6 Key Points Camp Taught Me About Leadership

Over the years I have spent more summers at camp than not, and I have gotten to participate in all facets of camp life from being a camper to being on the staff. Once you work at a Christian summer camp you realize that God teaches you something unique every day, every week and every […]

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008 | How to Disagree with People You Lead

In this episode Program Director Kenneth Ortiz dialogue with the Executive Vice President & Provost of Bethany Global University David Hasz about how to properly disagree with people you are leading and managing, and how to work through conflict with people that report to you. Resources: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (by Patrick Lencioni)   

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007 | How to Discipline Someone in Love

In this episode Program Director Kenneth Ortiz interviews the Bethany Global University Dean of Men Derek Brokke about how to have some of the tough conversations and give gentle pastoral discipline to those people you are mentoring. Resources Church Discipline (by Jonathan Leeman) Church Discipline: Principles and Reasons [article by Justin Taylor] Is Church Discipline […]

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006 | How to Properly Disagree with Your Leader

In this episode Program Director Kenneth Ortiz interviews the Executive Vice President & Provost of Bethany Global University David Hasz about how to properly disagree with your leader, how to manage conflict with your boss, and how to properly leave an organization if you have significant philosophical disagreements.

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005 | Being Lucky on Purpose

Being successful in leadership and in ministry often feels like you need to be at the right place at the right time. Some might even say that you need to be “lucky” in order to “catch” opportunities. But how can we put ourselves in a position to get “lucky” more often? In this episode, Program […]

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004 | The Top 3 Leadership Books

In this episode Kenneth Ortiz interviews the Executive Vice President & Provost of Bethany Global University David Hasz about the best leaderships books that he has ever read and the greatest leadership lessons that he learned from those books. The top three best leadership books are: 1) Leadership Lessons from West Point (by Major Doug […]

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003 | How To Be a More Organized Leader

Kenneth Freire and Kenneth Ortiz discuss the importance of being organized in pastoral leadership to ensure the maximum amount of effectiveness and efficiency. One component of this conversation is concepts behind hiring and delegation, both as means of being more organized.

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002 | Effective Volunteer & Bi-vocational Ministry

Matt Adair sits down with Kenneth Ortiz to talk about the pitfalls and unique dynamics around being a volunteer, lay, or bi-vocational minister. Matt serves as the Director of Facilities and Services at Bethany International as well as being on the preaching team and in leadership at his local church. He shares several key insights that […]

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001 | Teaching Your People To Hear God

Kenneth Freire and Kenneth Ortiz discuss the importance of hearing the voice of God and the value of coaching others to do the same. Recommended Books: Practicing the Power (by Sam Storms) The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims (by Brother Lawrence) Resources: How to Hear the Voice of God [BGU […]

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[QUIZ] What Kind of Leader are You?

Have you ever wondered what kind of leadership style you possess? Almost everyone has the capacity to lead, it is just a matter of developing your skills and natural talents. Take the quiz below to uncover your leadership style and begin the process of becoming a society changing leader today.

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