Pastor Mike Quinn

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Part 3 - Leadership - The Head of a Leader

February 12, 2014 · posted in Leadership, Newbreak

Over the next 9 weeks, I will be sharing leadership lessons that I hope will help shift your perspective on how you lead. Watch Part 3 of Leadership here.

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Part 2 - Leadership - The Heart of a Leader

February 4, 2014 · posted in Leadership, Lessons

Over the next 9 weeks, I will be sharing leadership lessons that I hope will help shift your perspective on how you lead. Watch Part 2 of Leadership here.

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Part 1 - Leadership - Two Questions

January 30, 2014 · posted in Leadership, Newbreak

Over the next 9 weeks, I will be sharing leadership lessons that I hope will help shift your perspective on how you lead. Watch Part 1 of Leadership here. 

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Stories That Influence

January 22, 2014 · posted in Life, Lessons

This past weekend a man whom I know and recently baptized told me through a lens of tears that his son died of an apparent suicide while in prison. Now when someone shares with you this kind of news with that particular level of authenticity, the story has a way of having an influence on you. This is precisely the lifestyle of authenticity and grace that the New Testament describes as the very essence of the early church. For example listen to John “the beloved” who records Jesus’ words in John 15:17, where He commands us to love each other.

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Where Do You Go for Answers?

December 16, 2013 · posted in Life, Lessons

This is a guest post by Jared Johnson. He is Newbreak's Director of Student Ministries. He often confesses that his left foot is about 1 inch shorter than his right foot.

A few years ago I went to a National Youth Workers Convention. The convention was a training conference for leaders in youth ministry where I had the incredible opportunity to hear a man by the name of Harvey Carey speak. Yes, my first thought was that this was Harry Caray, the announcer of the Chicago Cubs who wore extremely oversized glasses and passed away many years ago. But this was not him. That would have been cool though...

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Don’t Be Grumpy This Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 · posted in Life

So I arrived at the airport today, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday and the security line is long and ironically everyone is complaining! Me however… I’m just thankful. I’m thankful because my grandson Cody, who shares time between his mom in San Diego and his dad and mom in Austin, just so happened to be boarding the same flight and got to sit between his Noni and I! Now that’s a gift for any grandparent.

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Broken vs. Broken-in Leaders

November 21, 2013 · posted in Leadership

One of the keys to powerful spiritual leadership is to walk in spiritual brokenness. Jesus taught this in many ways while living out his servant-leadership on the earth. You can hear him in his "magnum opus" called the Sermon on the Mount when he stated from that magnificent mountainside, "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." 

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Back Home from the Hospital

November 13, 2013 · posted in Life

I am home now. A bit sore from my bladder surgery. Thanks for all the prayers! My wife Teresa is taking good care of me. She is the best nurse in the world!

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What is Your “Why”?

October 30, 2013 · posted in Leadership, Lessons

In our last visit together we discussed Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely goals. When it comes to the relevant part of SMART goals, it must involve your true passion and an understanding of the “why!” If something compels me then I will be intrinsically motivated to sacrifice, work hard, and accomplish it with excellence. So let me give you an example from my own life to help illustrate this point. Here's how I understand my passion, or the “why” of me, and how it compels me.

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How Divine Collision Happens at Outreach Events

October 22, 2013 · posted in Newbreak

This is a guest post by Oreda Chin. She is Newbreak's Community Outreach Director for the Tierrasanta Campus. One of Oreda's former classmates was Stevie Wonder. 

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