Posts with the category “live-well”
by Jim LaDoux on October 29th, 2023
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Ask more WHAT IF questions
by Jim LaDoux on July 26th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Help your leaders ask questions that lead to conversations about new ways of thinking, listening, discerning, and doing. Ask more WHAT IF questions that move leaders beyond their current assumptions, approaches, norms, and traditions. Listed below are sample WHAT IF questions to embed in future leadership meetings, sermons, small groups and visioning events to evoke new awareness, ne...
Reclaim your curiosity
by Jim LaDoux on March 20th, 2022
It’s easy to underestimate the power of curiosity yet I believe that it’s the bedrock of learning, imagination, and innovation. Vibrant Faith highlights the importance of curiosity in our Coaching Schools because it opens people up to new insights and opportunities. It creates space for engaging other people’s experiences and helps us more fully understand the context of our lives. Three things ha...
Reframe your future
by Jim LaDoux on January 28th, 2022
How might you end this year well and start strong in the new year? Consider setting aside 3-4 hours to REVIEW, RETHINK, and RE-IMAGINE ministry for the new year. REVIEWReview your goals from the past year. What do you celebrate? What's still in progress? What did you prioritize but realized was no longer the best use of your time?Review and celebrate the contributions made by your paid and unp...
My 5 daily questions
by Jim LaDoux on January 21st, 2022
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Every DayOver the years I've had the opportunity to work with and speak with a hundreds of CEOs at companies around the world. I love to ask them about their habits and how they approach business and life in general. I'm always interested in what makes someone successful and I have found that while how you work matters, how you think, actually matters even more.Success ...
Measure what matters
by Jim LaDoux on January 5th, 2022
As many of us prepare to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, I’m reminded of how easy it is in football to know who’s winning and what the score is.Sometimes I wish it was just as easy for us as congregational leaders to measure our ministry effectiveness.One way of getting at what matters most in ministry is asking the questions that relate to fulfilling our mission and creating a culture that nurt...
Use sprints to move faster
by Jim LaDoux on January 3rd, 2022
The 5-Minute Rule of Self ImprovementThis year I read twice as many books as last year. I finally found an exercise routine that worked for me, and that I consistently completed. It rooted out procrastination on several projects I was tending to. So what was the secret?"5-minute sprinter tasks" “A few years ago I decided I wanted to read more classic literature,” he told me. “And so I made a rule...
Take time to assess your life
by Jim LaDoux on January 1st, 2022
I use a modified version of the Wholeness Wheel to assess important facets of my life. Every year, I use this same tool to celebrate what's working and life-giving in my life, and what areas of life and ministry need greater attention. Area that need more attention are usually embedded into my annual goals.Take five minutes to rate how well you practice the following items on a scale of 1-10 (10=v...
Insights on Sabbath
February 21st, 2024
The Art of Noticing (Part 1)
February 12th, 2024
JAN 12 - Grow generous, joyful givers
February 8th, 2024
5 questions for the church
January 22nd, 2024
Insights from Always On
January 15th, 2024
Practicing Lectio Divina
January 15th, 2024
Sending monthly emails to church leaders
January 8th, 2024
10 ways to improve church videos
January 5th, 2024
Principles of Policy-based governance
January 3rd, 2024
Creating a culture of calling
December 26th, 2023
Take time to assess your lifeUse sprints to move fasterMeasure what mattersAsk your friends WATER questionsQuestions to ask your teamIs your church is stuck?4 questions to ask faith mentorsDevelop active listening skills2 ways to make better decisionsMy 5 daily questionsHelping people changeCreate daily Sabbath momentsReframe your futureReframe your church's future
Write better emailsA blueprint for forming faithCreate safe space for clientsBecoming a virtual organization5 barriers to extending hospitalityDevelop coaching presence5 phrases to use when coachingCreate ministry road mapsHelp clients ask better questionsIndicators of spiritual maturity10 giving metrics to review annually