Brian’s Story: Starting Crossroads Career

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As Crossroads Career ministry moves forward, let’s look back at God’s faithfulness in writing His Story in our history.  The ministry was first birthed in the hearts of three people – Betsy McCall, Whit Blakeley, and Brian Ray. From Crossroads Career Services Founding Board Member – Brian Ray __________________________________________ Starting at Chick-fil-A It was 32 years ago that I joined the Chick-fil-A restaurant …

Whit’s Story: Starting Crossroads Career

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As Crossroads Career ministry moves forward, let’s look back at God’s faithfulness in writing His Story in our history.  The ministry was first birthed in the hearts of three people – Betsy McCall, Whit Blakeley, and Brian Ray. From Crossroads Career Services Co-Founder – Whit Blakeley _________________________________________ My Crossroads Ordained by God Not just a journey to help others find …

Betsy’s Story: Starting Crossroads Career

Betsy McCall

As Crossroads Career ministry moves forward, let’s look back at God’s faithfulness in writing His Story in our history.  The ministry was first birthed in the hearts of three people – Betsy McCall, Whit Blakeley, and Brian Ray. From Crossroads Career Services Founder – Betsy McCall __________________________________________ Fishing for People Almost 30 Years There was no denying the unhappiness and …

Everyone Created for Good Works

Two years ago today, I wrote an article that “Everyone Needs Career Ministry,” which marked the beginning of writing my new book – Created for Good Works – that is being released today! My boss at the time, Tim Krauss, volunteer CEO of Crossroads Career, believed it to be important for someone to write a book to pastors and ministry …

Trust in the Lord

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Thanks Brian for Trust a Must for Leaders series of articles, especially about Servant Leadership. Now that I have been on board with Crossroads Career for this first month, I am really having a blast.  The quick report includes setting up new office. Starting Ministry Ventures program with Overview. Working closely with core team Cory and Judy plus board members Tim, …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 4 Servant

Trust a Must for Leaders

In Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, we underscored the importance of trust, commitment and integrity.  Today, we explore servant leadership. Servant Leadership? The leader as a servant sounds like an oxymoron.  Aren’t leaders supposed to be the bosses, and we are to serve them? Doesn’t the Bible tell us to be obedient to our masters on earth? Yes, …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 3 Integrity

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In Part 1 and Part 2, we looked at the importance of trustworthiness and meeting comments in leadership.  Today, let’s take a look at integrity. Walking with integrity Consistency in words and deeds may sound like the meeting commitments, but it’s really quite different. In this case, no promise or commitment is made.  It’s just the comparison of the things …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 2 Commitment

Trust a Must for Leaders

In Part 1 of Trust a Must for Leaders, we looked at the importance of trustworthiness.  We learned that there are three qualities of trust, the most important of which is meeting commitments.  Now let’s look at how to be a better than ever promise keeper. The Value of Vows Kept Follow through on agreements you make.  Followers grade you …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 1 Importance

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In recent posts, we have been exploring what it means to be a leader. This week let’s look at qualities people are looking for in those they follow starting with the big one –Trust. Trust a Must for Leaders In the latest nationwide Gallup poll of honesty and ethics of various professions, it was reported that… “Eighty percent of Americans …

Tie Break

I just finished watching the second set of the 2015 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Tennis Championship on ESPN:  Federer versus Djokovic. The game score tied at 6 to 6. They are starting the Tie Break. Federer is up by one point. Djokovic is fixed on the next point. When one wins, the other loses. The entry list for the men’s championship …