Today was evaluation day for lift student ministries and I had to go in for my six month review with the big kahuna, the grand pooh-bah of lift. I'll tell you why I appreciated today's meeting.
- one of the most common things I hear from other youth pastor's is that they wish some one would mentor/disciple/develop them. Ben does that for me...which is tricky since we started out as friends and have transitioned to a boss-employee relationship.
- Not only does he see my blind spots, but he loves me enough to tell me (gently even though it still hurts) where I can improve and manage AROUND my weaknesses.
- He's got some one over him developing/discipling him.
- He fights against the Michael Scott tenancies that tempt people who manage their friends at work. I think I would fight that vibe if I had to manage employees