Axioms

Some of the best leaders and communicators are great leaders and communicators because they can motivate and inspire others not just with the power of their personality, but with the power of their word.

One element of communication that great leaders and communicators understand is the need for simple yet powerful axioms.

Axioms are pithy sayings that in context communicate more than just their words.  They are pregnant with meaning.  When used well they became a shorthand that helps reinforce key values and principles.

I’ve been collecting axioms from our own church and from other leaders and will periodically post some of those axioms.

An axiom we use on our men’s ministry

We want to create an environment that is safe but not comfortable.

By safe, we mean we honor confidentiality–we have each other’s back.  We will seek to be authentic in appropriate ways.

But we will not be content with men having an opportunity to interact in areas of struggle–we want to provide a challenge from God’s word to help them grow.

We want to create an environment that is safe, but not comfortable.

This means we will welcome those who are struggling (and not seem surprised by their struggles) but seek to help them through their struggle to spiritual health appropriate for their stage of maturity.

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