Welcome to the Got To Get Myself Together “Striving For Excellence in Kingdom Ministry” – 14 days of enriching leaders for the Kingdom tasks at hand, instilling a sense of responsibility for ministry resources in the Management Leader, equipping and empowering the Movement Leader with the multifaceted skills necessary to advance the Kingdom of God and to do Ministry on Any Level in the way God has called you to do with a spirit of excellence.
This will be a series of 14 articles on the excellence in ministry, business, and life. Let’s Get Started!!!!!
Challenge Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:31 (NKJV) – “But earnestly desire the best[a] gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.”
The Message Bible says it very clearly in 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 – “You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything. You’re familiar with some of the parts that God has formed in his church, which is his “body”:
those who pray in tongues.
But it’s obvious by now, isn’t it, that Christ’s church is a complete Body and not a gigantic, unidimensional Part? It’s not all Apostle, not all Prophet, not all Miracle Worker, not all Healer, not all Prayer in Tongues, not all Interpreter of Tongues. And yet some of you keep competing for so-called “important” parts. But now I want to lay out a far better way for you.”
I love this passage of scripture in the Message Bible. It really makes it clear that we are not all created to do the same thing, but we are all required to do our assignment in a much better way.
Excellence is defined as attention that gives birth to superior performance which causes maximized potential, promotion in life and praise of the Lord.
Excellence Diamond Nuggets:
* You cannot aspire to that in which you have not been exposed to.
* Excellence always attracts.
* Excellence is not what you do, but who you are.
* Excellence must be pursued for the pleasure and praise of God.
The desire and passion to develop and strive for excellence must out-weigh the pain and discomfort cause by change, otherwise the attempt to establish excellence will be aborted. To strive for excellence, you must abandon all excuses for a mediocre ministry, business, or lifestyle.
1. How Do You Define Excellence?
2. What areas of ministry, business, or life are you striving for excellence?
Post your answers below.
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Did you miss the radio show today? Here is the link to the replay of “Five Don’ts In A Relationship” – relationship breakers. This is a 15 minute tips show.
LIVE NOW! @2:15pm CST – GTGMT Teleconference Day 6 – “How to Start and Launch A Teaching Ministry Or Business” Part 2. Learn how to build expert status with speaking. To Listen by Telephone: Call (530) 881-1212, Meeting ID – 825654774#.
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What is mentoring? Mentoring pertains to the development of rapport involving a more knowledgeable mentor and a less knowledgeable protégé or mentee. A protégé or a mentee is a person who is guided, supported and protected from an experienced mentor. A mentor is the one who boosts the career of a protégé or a mentee.
What is best practice? Best practice is an organizational idea which states that there is a standard activity, process, method, technique, reward or incentive that is more effectual in accomplishing a specific result. The idea is that a desired result is delivered with few or no unexpected complications and/or problems. Best practices is also described as one of the most effective and efficient way in carrying out a task, based on tried and tested procedures.
Therefore, best practices in mentoring involve the development of an equally beneficial correlation that improves the proficient intelligence of the mentor and the protégé or the mentee. A good mentor usually projects expertness, candidness, friendliness, and communication skills. Enthusiastic protegés or mentees have a tendency to express desire for knowledge, utmost discipline and self-respect.
A Good Mentor
A good mentor is a mentor who:
• Listens well and treats the conversation with the mentee as confidential.
• Determines what is important to a mentee and explore their ambitions, inclinations and skills.
• Knows the importance of the learning process by creating a candid and open relationship to promote confidence and trust.
• Accepts the fact that in some cases a mentee may need to seek other sources of assistance and help.
• Appropriately trained and has vast knowledge in mentoring.
• Should have a professional approach in mentor-mentee relationship.
A Good Mentee
A good mentee is a mentee who is (can):
• Very enthusiastic to be taught and trained and is liberated to new ideas or concepts.
• A team-player who can interact well with other people.
• A risk taker who is not afraid to go beyond the boundaries of safety and venture into uncertainties to learn.
• Patient enough to realize that an ambition in life cannot be acquired overnight.
• A positive attitude, even in the midst of a crisis.
• Demonstrate inventiveness and resourcefulness in any task assigned.
• Accepts feedback, negative or positive, about behavior and skills, with an intention to improve and learn from it.
When is a Mentor-Mentee Relationship Good?
A good mentor-mentee relationship is not just gauged by the personality of each that they bring into the relationship, more significantly, the occurrence of proper interaction and behavior is needed all throughout the process. What the mentor accomplishes with the mentee, and how eager the mentee responds and receives it, is what matters most in such a relationship.
A good mentor-mentee relationship cultivates and successfully carries out the following:
• Career Roles:
1. A mentor that introduces new opportunities to the mentee, which the latter believes in.
2. A mentor that coaches and sponsors a mentee, which the latter gratefully accepts.
3. A mentor that protects and challenges a mentee, which the latter understands as part of the relationship.
• Psychological Roles:
1. A mentor who is a role-model, which the mentee looks up to.
2. A mentor who counsels, which the mentee receives wholeheartedly.
3. A mentor who befriend a mentee, but is still focus enough to achieve the goals of the relationship.
4. A mentor and a mentee who accept and confirm each others ideas.
Within this representation, a mentor serves as a leader, a teacher that encourages thinking abilities, an advocate of realistic principles, an overseer, and an analyst. A mentee on the other hand is a student who is willing to be taught and is ready to embark on a journey towards an absolute learning experience.