Personal Development- Part 4
“Hear, My son, and receive my sayings, and the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in the right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble. Take firm hold of instructions, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life.” Proverbs 4:10-13I would like to finish up this month with a few suggestions and challenges for personal growth. I know it is almost April but you can still begin with these suggestions:
Weekday Volunteer Training Class
Just a reminder that we’re offering a weekday training class next Thursday, March 24th, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at our office. Please call 719-635-5767 for more information and to reserve your spot today!
Stewardship Challenge 2016
Personal Development –Part 3
Last week I spoke about following your dreams. Today, I would like to share an article that I wrote about your dreams.
Do you have Dreams in the Making?
“Here comes the Dreamer! They said to each other” Genesis 37:19 NIV
Can people say this about you? Do you have dreams in the making? In the scripture, Joseph was a dreamer; his dreams were so real he just had to share them with others. Not everyone was as excited about Joseph’s dreams as he was. But, the doubt of others did not keep him from dreaming or believing what was in his heart. When others disagreed with him or when opposition came, he continued to dream.
Life did not always take the route that he had planned and sometimes life happens and things don’t always go our way, but we cannot stop our dreaming. Even when he was falsely accused and thrown into prison, he kept on dreaming and allowed God to work behind the scenes to fulfill the dreams of his heart.
So, today, I encourage you, no matter what has happened in your life or what life has thrown at you, to keep dreaming. The dreams are God-given and you need to hold them dear to your heart until they have been fulfilled. Do your part, which is to keep believing, continue to walk in forgiveness, keep following your heart and stay obedient to His Word. As you stay in faith, just like Joseph, you will see the fulfillment of your dreams.
“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super abundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams”.
Stewardship Challenge 2016
Personal Development-Part 2
Last week, we looked at heart issues in our lives and this week I would like to look at additional thoughts on ways we can increase the awareness of our self-development training. Let’s look at five things we can work on:
Some of the advantages in becoming self-disciplined are as follows:
March 2016 Volunteer Newsletter
Newsletter, March 2016
Providing : Love Hope Purpose
At last… a place dedicated to volunteer news, views and information. A place just for you! Thank you for your continued commitment to Crossroads Ministries and the elderly we serve in the care centers. Because of your continued visits, Bible studies and prayers, lives continue to be added to the kingdom of God. We couldn’t do it without you!
A Word from Kay
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the love and sacrifice that you pour into the residents of the care centers. You are amazing!! We hear such good reports about the relationships that you ae building with the residents and the staff.
We love to hear about what you are doing, so please send us your reports along with stories and interesting things that occur in the care centers. You have blessed so many people this year. I know it is a sacrifice on your part to visit them and to share the love of Christ but I want you to know that it does not go unnoticed. Thanks to you again from the bottom of my heart for all that you do!!!
Please let us know if you would like additional training in certain areas and we will get them on the schedule. I would like to have more get togethers during the year with all of you, so let’s make that happen!
Several summer events are planned so keep your eyes and ears open for information coming your way. As soon as dates are scheduled we will let you know. We hope that you can get involved!
Meet Crossroads’ Volunteer Coordinator
My name is Kristi Hagan and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for Crossroads Ministries as well as Kay’s Office Manager. I have been with Crossroads for a year and a half and love it! I’m a Colorado native and former Air Force brat. I have been with my husband for 11 years and have two Shih Tzu’s. I love to cook, read, try new restaurants, go to the dog park and hang out with my husband.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me any time. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call (719) 635-5767. Please keep those reports coming! They’re so important and give me and Kay valuable insight.
Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation
Crossroads is so grateful and appreciative of all volunteers. You go above and beyond and it’s such a blessing to the residents. We always read reports and love to see how you’ve blessed the residents and what sorts of things you do for them. While reading the most recent reports we noticed that Tom and Paula Kelly blessed the residents in February by having tea and cookies and giving them a mug for Valentine’s Day! Paula also gifted the residents with a handmade picture. Thank you, Tom and Paula, for giving from the heart.
This section is dedicated to recognizing our volunteer’s efforts and ways they bless the residents. Stay tuned because we may feature you next!
We would like to thank our chaplains for the memorial services that have been performed in the past couple of months. We’d also like to recognize Patrick Corrigan conducting a memorial service at Parkmoor and Life Care Center in Pueblo. Patrick has also been involved with teaching our current chaplaincy students the details and care involved with memorial services. We’re so thankful to Patrick for all that he does!
Crossroads Ministries USA, P.O. Box 62697, Colorado Springs, CO 80962
T: (719) 635-5767 – F: (719) 632-6323
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Crossroads is pleased to announce our first musical and scripture CD titled “Hope”. It was produced by Josh and Elizabeth Montez of Chicago, IL.
This CD about “Hope” is dedicated to the elderly who reside in our community care centers. Many of them are without hope and need our prayers.
The purchase price is $15 and all proceeds will be used to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of the residents in care centers.
Please call (719) 635-5767 or email email@example.com if you would like to purchase this awesome CD!
Stewardship Challenge 2016
Personal Development –Part 1
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the term “Personal Development? Some think we are always called to be Christ-centered-not self-centered. And, that is true, while we are supposed to be Christ-Centered, we can also be taught to develop ourselves.
Christ-centered motivational self-development teaching is all about creating new wineskins that are able to carry new wine. Mark 2:22
Motivational and “self-development” teaching in its purest form is all about renewing your mind and training yourself to become the warrior that you were born to be.
Every time I travel on a plane, I hear the same instruction about the oxygen mask, “Fix your own mask first and then attend to others”. Good advice as we need to get our own life secured and on the right track to reach our highest potential. We will then be better equipped to support the lives of others.
The key issue is heart motives! Whatever we do in life should be motivated by the right heart motives. Let’s look at three main motives:
Self-centered- your only interest would be to create value for yourself.
Others-centered- your genuine focus us to bring value to the lives of others.
God-centered- your motive for what you do is to please God, and often this is combined with being others-centered.
So the bottom line is that it has to do with your heart motive. Several years ago, I designed my stationary like this.
Having this in place in our lives always brings us JOY!!
It’s about finding the seed of your destiny that God put in your heart and then watering this seed.
1. It is about taking responsibility for the free will that God has given you and using that free will to be your best for the benefit of others around you.
2. It is all about learning to really make a difference in the lives of others. This includes learning to really put God and others first in your mind and heart.
3. It is about creating a positive mindset that will be able to contain the blessings of God. This is how you learn to walk in abundance and success.
4. It is about learning to focus on positive faith building thoughts that will attract blessings. A positive mindset has room for blessings while a negative mindset is not able to receive good things.
This means that as long as your mindset is negative, you will be missing out on a lot of what God really wants to give you.
We will continue to look at Personal Development for the next three weeks.
March Volunteer Training Class
Crossroads is offering a weekday Volunteer Training Class for those who are unable to attend on Saturdays. If you have a heart for the elderly and are interested in ministry, mark your calendar for Thursday, March 24th, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. We are located at:
5585 Erindale Drive (near the corner of Vickers and Academy)
Suite 207 (north end of the parking lot, second level)
Colorado Springs 80918
Please call Kristi at 719-635-5767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat today!
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