- You can get involved to share a talent, such as on a church committee like Finance or Staff Relations, or to learn through book and Bible studies.
- Examples ways and places to volunteer:
- Taking treats to local service people & first responders
Spiritual Disciplines: Reading the Bible
- There are many different versions of the Bible. This might help you chose the right one for your current needs.
- We suggest you visit a Christian Bookstore or your church’s library/book store for help picking one if this is your first time reading and studying the Bible.
- Most churches offer classes and studies to help you learn the Bible in a more focused, useful way. They are usually free and you typically don’t need to be a member of the church to join in the education.
- Culture version of the Bible – example on Amazon
- YouVersion app – can switch through multiple versions of the Bible without spending money to buy each
- Daily reminder verse
- BibleGateway.com – sends email every night
- Matthew Kelly’s Best Lent ever – free daily email messages during Lent
- She reads Truth – very low cost plans tied to Christian calendar?
In this episode, the Lead.Travel.Pray. team discusses ways to create habits around prayer, gratitude and attending church. We offer suggestion based on what we have tried…and are often still failing to do. Ultimately we believe each person can and will find the spiritual discipline that fits them.
Helpful apps for prayers and devotions:
Individuals each have a unique personality – beyond intelligence, appearance, etc. At Lead. Travel. Pray., we think about culture as the organization’s personality. It’s the collective way of “being” that makes it unique. It’s the “how we do things” layer to “what we do”.
To better understand a culture during an interview or to diagnose a culture through employee/member focus groups, ask questions like…
- How does work get done here?
- How are decisions made? Who has the ultimate say?
- What behaviors are rewarded?
- What are characteristics or behaviors of people who do not fit?
- What 3 words would you use to describe this place to friends and family?
From there you can work on what the employees want the organization to aspire to be and how to close the gaps.
There are also culture assessments that can assist in a more formal diagnosis. Here are some examples:
Here are a few other resources we find handy for culture:
- Hofstede’s country comparison tool sheds light on global cultural differences
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
We’d enjoy hearing what cultural attributes you find most rewarding at work, church, a volunteer organization or hobby group. Please comment below!