Monday, December 5, 2022

Samuel Voorhies

Samuel Voorhies
6 POSTS0 COMMENTS
http://samvoorhies.com/
Sam Voorhies has 30 years of multi-cultural, international leadership and management experience in INGO (International non-Governmental Organization) relief and development. Sam has extensive work experience in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim, covering some 65 countries and resident experience in Kenya and Zimbabwe (seven and five years respectively), working across 25 African countries. His experience ranges from grass-roots, village-level work in rural and urban communities to national, regional and global program leadership. His vision and passion have focused on building national leadership capacity to lead sustainable programs. Sam’s past work focused on strategy, senior leadership and organizational development, supporting organizational change for the World Vision International Partnership. Sam currently leads his own consulting company focusing on leadership and organizational development. Voorhies International Consulting works with leaders, their teams and organizations to assess current capabilities and provide strategic support for effective leadership, team growth and organizational development. Since it’s founding, VIC has worked with numerous domestic and global corporate and ministry clients (including Compassion International, Food for the Hungry, Living Water International and several large corporations in the oil, gas and construction industries) to increase leadership and organizational performance. Sam’s passion is the integration of spiritual formation and leadership practice. He holds a Ph.D. in International Development Education from Florida State University. He is the author of several articles and publications on leadership, international and community development including: Serving the Poor: Steps to Relief and Development, Global Mission Handbook: A Guide to Cross Cultural Service, 2009, IVP; “Transformational Development: Changing People and Their Communities” published in Perspectives On the World Christian Movement, edited by Ralph Winter, 1999; Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness, The Good Steward.com, 2004. Sam serves as an adjunct and visiting professor for Leadership and International Development at Saint George's University, Colorado Christian University, Denver Seminary, Eastern University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Sam currently lives in Colorado with his wife Emily, and has three adult children. You can reach Sam through his website at www.SamVoorhies.com

There is No Such Thing as a Christian Organization

Jesus declared that His view of success and effectiveness was directly tied to His obedience to the Father, not to an organization. We often put too much faith, confidence, and belief in the organization as though the institution is what matters. We make the mistake of measuring our effectiveness, our success, by whether or not the institution is growing.

Say Yes to Time with the Father

Let’s be careful that we don’t by-pass relationship with God to get on with the activity, and start worshiping at the altar of what we do For Him. Jesus was very careful to point out that what He did was through the authority God gave Him. He also worked at maintaining that close relationship with His Father.

Putting the Mask On First

That little yellow mask that drops down from the ceiling in an airplane gives life-saving oxygen in a depressurized cabin. Oxygen is something that we take for granted while our feet are firmly planted on the ground. Sam discusses how our relationship with God is as crucial to leadership life support as oxygen is to the physical body. He outlines how self-deception toward responsibilities can be as detrimental to the physical body as lack of oxygen.

Leadership Development and Ministry Effectiveness

Some gaps, like holes in rocky cliffs, cannot be closed. However, gaps in leadership competencies can be closed. Jesus’ model of investing in leaders worked. Sam shares three observations of how leader development tuned toward leaders’ own context increases effectiveness, which makes it an excellent investment.

5 Principles for Growing through Change

Just a little rain transforms an arid desert into a magnificent blooming garden. That rain changes the arid environment and draws life from dormant seeds. The same can happen when we face changes in our lives. Sam experienced not one, but four painful organizational changes in his 24 years with World Vision. He said, “I was laid off once, resigned once and ‘stormed out’ once.” Sam outlines some growing lessons from Psalm 37.

Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First – Video

Most of us are so busy ministering to, or leading and managing others, that we do a poor job of managing ourselves. I want to share powerful principles, from Jesus’ example, for avoiding burn-out ourselves, and to identify the root cause of what often drives us to such destructive lifestyles or behaviors.

TOP AUTHORS

Aaron Lee
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Abuk Cross
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Adam Fleming
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
admin
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Ahadu Gebreamlak
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Al Lopus
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Alan Smith
14 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Alex Anderson
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Bal Bahadur
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Ben Stoffel
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Bert Watson
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Bob D'Ambrosio
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Brannon Marshall
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Brent Hoover
6 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Brian Thorstad
10 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Byron Codgell
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
C. Kavin Rowe
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Carol Davis
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Carrie Beachey
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Chris Pascarella
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Claes Johan Alexandersson
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Clinton Dix
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Dan Lovaglia
18 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Dave Gibbons
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Deborah Chupp
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Deborah Ferber
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Dennis Fletcher
42 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
126 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Doreen Kwarimpa-Atim
5 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Dorothy Stewart
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Dr. Jessy Thomas
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Dr. Stanley Arumugam
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Elaine Vitikainen
18 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Eric Richardson
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Eric Roberts
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Francis Chan
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Gary Kamaal
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
George Patterson
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Gerhard Duvenhage
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Gina Burgess
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Gordon Mylchreest
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Halim Suh
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Harin Watson
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
HealthyLeaders Community
22 POSTS0 COMMENTS
HealthyLeaders Community
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
HealthyLeaders Community
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
HealthyLeaders Community
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
HealthyLeaders Community
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Herman Moldez
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Hiwot Alemayehu
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Ivan Mesa
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Jason Todd
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Jay Mitchell
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Jay Temple
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Jim Brenneman
15 POSTS1 COMMENTS
Joe Handley
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Joe Hoagland
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
John Yates
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Jonathan Mbuna
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Jonathan Wilson
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Joshua Benavides
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Joshua Webber
6 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Joyce Mataya
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Justin Long
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Justin Rizzo
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Kathleen Hershberger
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Katie Hughes
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Kelly O’Donnell
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Larry Fowler
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
LeaderSource Team Member
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
LeaderSource Team Member
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Lisa Bohn
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Lisa Buffaloe
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Matt Rogers
7 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Matthew Rohrs
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Matthew Stewart
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Mike Fleischmann
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Niklas Eklov
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Patricia Tillman
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Patty Katzer
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Paul Cornelius
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Paul Metler
5 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Pieter Messelink
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Priya Ashvita Raj Kumar
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Prof. William Ogara
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Propaganda
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Raj Chelvaraj
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Ray Chung
4 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Rev. Kevin McClure
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Rick Weston
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Ricky Alcantar
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Robert Walter
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Sarah Webber
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Scott Greene
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Sid Buzzell
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
0 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Stacey Olson
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Stephen Mayers
13 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Steve Johnson
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Steve Torgerson
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Steven Miller
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Susan Jensen
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Avatar
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Swedish Mission Council
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Timothy Svoboda
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Tina Stoltzfus Horst
2 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Tobias Nyondo
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Todd Poulter
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Tom C. Mcgee Jr
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Tom Horn
3 POSTS0 COMMENTS
Victoria Mutiso
1 POSTS0 COMMENTS
William Frisbie
5 POSTS0 COMMENTS
- Advertisment -

Most Read

Eminem – Stronger Than I Was

We woke reasonably late following the feast and free flowing wine the night before. After gathering ourselves and our packs, we...

Dj Dark – Chill Vibes

We woke reasonably late following the feast and free flowing wine the night before. After gathering ourselves and our packs, we...

Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love (Dj Dark & Adrian Funk Remix)

We woke reasonably late following the feast and free flowing wine the night before. After gathering ourselves and our packs, we...

Silicon Valley Guru Affected by the Fulminant Slashed Investments

We woke reasonably late following the feast and free flowing wine the night before. After gathering ourselves and our packs, we...