Mark Jevert

– Creative Strategist – www.nextconsultingservices.com
– committed hubby and devoted dad to three adult girls
– veteran youth work missionary
– passionate follower of Jesus

Good Reads

I’ve been intentionally carving out time in my schedule over the last few years to read. I’ve not been increasing my trips to the gym, but my “reading reps” have skyrocketed. I recently saw a social media promotion for executive book summaries that claimed the average CEO reads 75 books a year. Sounds like a […]

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The Best Books I Read in 2016

FOR YOUR INNER LEADERSHIP: Oola – Find Balance in an Unbalanced World The North Face of God Leadership Pain Jesus Outside the Lines An Unhurried Life FOR BREAKTHROUGH THINKING: The Ideal Team Player A More Beautiful Question Caffeine for the Creative Mind FOR YOUR CHURCH/ORGANIZATION: The God Ask The Generosity Network RelationShift Increasing Church Capacity […]

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One Word…

I’m one of many who choose a word and use it as an anchor point for the year. I usually start thinking about it mid-December, and by the time the end of the year rolls around, I’ve settled on the one word I believe God is whispering to me that could shape not only my […]

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My Reading List for 2015

Christmas morning, my wife and three girls host our mothers for a special breakfast and gifts. It’s an annual tradition; however this year, with my mom “graduating” to heaven four months ago, it was a bit different. My mother-in-law (now 92) is a sharpie, but we all were surprised when she declared that she had […]

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Average or Exceptional…

April 1st… opening day for the Cubs. I know that the Reds, Tigers and other teams had their first game yesterday, but for Cubs fans, today is opening day. For all the teams, hope springs eternal, and everyone (well, almost everyone) thinks that this is the year for their team. I was recently sent this […]

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You Have Permission…

I remember reading in one of Bill Hybel’s books that he invites 6-8 people from his congregation to give him specific feedback on his talks. He gave them a sheet with several questions on it, and had them turn them into him a couple of days after his sermon to help him “stay on track” […]

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Eight Questions…

One of the few areas I have a lot of discipline in is planning. I’ve tried every kind of organization system… Franklin Planner, DayTimer, DayRunner, DayMinder, Planner Pads… you get the idea. I’ve finally settled in the last two years on my own system. It’s a single sheet of cardstock that I print each week. […]

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