done!!

The dissertation is done!  At 12noon at ACTS/Trinity Western University I was given the handshake by Dr. Daryl Busby.  "Dr. Castor."  It was fun actually… I actually had a good time.  But it was difficult to summarize thousands of dollars, thousands of miles, hundreds of hours, 200+ pages and buckets …

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update – October 19, 2009

Almost there!!  I've compiled all of the data and have derived TWO major principles from the research: THE CHARACTER OF THE NEXT GENERATION LEADER and the CULTURE OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CHURCH.  What's exciting at this point for me personally is how the principles truly work as principles.  EACH …

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cross country trip set

The early morning of May 18 has me running to Portland to interview two churches.  The overnight of may 19-20 has me cruising over to Philadelphia for a couple more interviews.  Yes… Portland to Philadelphia.  Crazy.  Back home on the 21st. Interestingly, it's incredibly cheaper to fly from Portland to …

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1st interview down…

The first official "generational transference" interview is completed… Even if it was a relatively simple one to accomplish, it still feels good to get rolling on this research.  A couple weeks ago I interviewed Dave Spate and Adam Monkman from my own home church of Brentview in Calgary.  Dave is …

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great lakes trip set

The most difficult trip is finally scheduled… and its a doozy.  Thanks to my family, friends, church and the NAB which are supporting me and/or helping to offset the cost of this insane trip!  All the other mini-trips will pale in comparison to this one strange April adventure.  The churches …

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