A ten-minute video was masterfully compiled with greetings from senior and former staff. This highlight brought tears to the eyes and joy to the heart of this godly man who has poured out his life for a quarter century into God’s vision to see thousands of lives transformed and hundreds of young leaders developed.
And his wonderful wife, Carol, has been by his side with her own legacy of investment in generations of raising young leaders! Dean has embodied the words of Craig Groeschel, “Our world needs humble, confident, bold and integrity-infused leadership.”
Those who have worked closely with Dean know his philosophy of success. “Hire for character, teach the skills.” Hundreds of staff and thousands of children and youth have experienced the results of this teaching by growing in relationship with Christ while learning social, emotional, work, and life-long citizenship skills. CLICK HERE to enjoy this pandemic summer challenge from Director Dean Stephenson.
If you (or your family) have been personally impacted by the influence of this good, gifted, and godly man, why not send him a note of congratulations for achieving this phenomenal milestone of Kingdom leadership? CLICK HERE to email Dean your encouraging word!
- The one rational end of all our studies is to know, love and serve the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom he hath sent. (John Wesley)
- If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. (Zig Ziglar)
- The only reason to be a leader is to do whatever you need to do to serve the people you are leading. (Patrick Lencioni)
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
- Looking for a resource to track how your church family can register for multiple service options? Save-A-Seat may by just what you need!
- Check out this incredible resource for innovating discipleship and engaging your church family during the pandemic.
- Many churches are preparing for an unexpected summer of in-person services alongside an online option. This resource from Matt Steen provides a helpful rubric in self-evaluation for five possible approaches (old-normal, simul-service, building-feeder, campus-launcher, and digital-disciple). Which one best informs your strategy as you return to weekly onsite services?