Our first two Chapter Friday’s of the new season contained quite a few nuggets to remember (or catch-up on if you missed it)–they were about compassion and empathy. Two different looks at how we can “love our neighbor”.
On September 11, our guest speaker, John Revell (John’s talk is already available under Resources–click HERE), shared what he has learned about compassion while serving as Chaplain for the Stamford, CT Police Department and as founder of Life Line Chaplaincy, which is dedicated to serving first-responders. Being an NCS brudder means “showing up” when a spouse, child or friend is going through a difficult time. Rev helps us understand the importance of compassion and HOW to “show up”.
If you want to learn more about what John is doing, click HERE.
On September 25, our guest speaker Mike Stallard (Mike’s talk is already available under Resources–click HERE) continued his explanation of the importance of creating a “connection culture” in any organization (even in a family), as well as practical steps on how to make a difference by caring. We were designed by God for relational connection, and humbly loving and serving others creates a connection. From Nick the “hugger” at Memorial Sloane-Kerring to the supervisor who gets to know her employees, Mike used examples to bring the concept home.