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Mentoring an intern is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but we know it comes with its own set of challenges. There are a lot of things to think about as you're going through the process. Whether you're a mentor-newbie, or have been around the block a few times, these practical tips will help you identify your goals and navigate a more meaningful experience with your intern.  #1 Soul Care Resist the temptation to separate...
Though it doesn’t come right out and label them, the Bible is full of examples of mentorship. Of course there are the stories of Elijah and Elisha, Moses and Joshua, and Paul and Timothy; in each case the elder bringing the younger under his wing. An apprenticeship, of sorts. The elder teaching and guiding, and the younger eventually growing into the role modeled by his teacher. Elisha becomes one of Israel's greatest prophets,...
Solomon, David’s son and the third king of Israel, was known for being richer and wiser than any other king in history. The story of how he came to be so wise is repeated in every generation. Solomon had a dream in which the Lord appeared to him and asked “What would you like me to give you?” He said, “Give me the wisdom I need to rule your people with justice and to know the difference between good and...
How to Be Confident You Are Worth More Than Your Work Samantha Barnes  6 Minute Read   How would you react if I told you your employee performance review was emailed to your friends and family? Would you be glad, knowing they’d be impressed? Or would you freak out and worry that they’d never look at you the same way again? Your response is one indicator of how much your work...
The Word Hand illustration is a simple way to break down five methods of taking in God’s Word: hearing, reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating. Diagram and supporting verses are included in this easy communication tool. As a “lamp unto [our] feet and a light unto [our] path ( Psalm 119:105 ), the Word of God is more than simply a set of guidelines or recommendations. It gives us the foundation for how we live, move, and...
Are you worshipping work? This clever illustration is a challenge not to worship our work, but to use your talents and skills in the marketplace where God called you.
Jon wanted to go into full-time ministry but all the doors seemed to close. He got a job as an athletic trainer at a school for the deaf. Jon had no experience with sign language or the deaf culture but he loved the people right away. He built relationships and found ways to share his faith. This inspirational real-life story illustrates how God can use our gifts and strengths for His glory wherever he places us.
  When Dacia got her first job after college she got caught up in living to an elevated status, and she fell deeply into debt. God got her attention and directed her to a mission trip in Uganda. When she saw true poverty and God's hand on orphans there, she changed her whole perspective on wealth and possessions.
Many Christians—from the CEO to the teacher to the stay-at-home mom—spend a great deal of time working and yet do not realize how their work intersects with their faith. They compartmentalize their faith to Sunday morning and see the rest of their week as having little to do with their walk with God. Scripture, however, makes no division between the sacred and secular parts of our lives. God gives us our work,...
Your company and your future work at your new company is God's plan to change the world. The integration of faith and work is by far the most strategic way to reach the world in order to fulfill the great commission. In fact, 32 million people with an average circle of 250 people could reach 8 billion people with the love and good news of Jesus Christ every year. In his work Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller lays out God's plan for work,...