BY: Jack Kalleberg
REAL LIFE: DATES / LEISURE ACTIVITIES
Now that the “scourge of summer” is starting to fade away, we’re looking forward to being able to get out and do some walking around our neighborhood. When the weather is nice we like to do this several times a week. We love to walk as a family. It’s a time for us to experience peace and quiet, and have some quality conversations.
Day / Weekend Trips:
Marta absolutely loves nature! Whenever time permits we like to get away into the woods. We usually try to get in some hiking and sightseeing. We especially like to do this when there are three-day weekends. One of our favorite destinations is Woods Canyon Lake.
We try to have date nights consistently once or twice a month. Having a child with Type 1 Diabetes has made it challenging to get childcare sometimes. We are very excited about the Date Night initiative that’s happening here at Christ Greenfield and we’re looking forward to taking advantage of this program as much as possible.
REAL LIFE: LEADERSHIP BOOKS
The Four Disciplines of Execution:
I was first exposed to this book a year ago at the Global Leadership Conference, and it was immediately clear that this book would be a blessing for the Church.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) outlines a formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind. The basic premise is that most organizations have an abundance of great ideas and strategies, but often lack the fundamental skills and procedures to execute on these strategies and make sustained improvements.
The 4 Disciplines are:
- Focusing on the Wildly Important
- Acting on Lead Measures;
- Keeping a Compelling Scoreboard;
- Creating a Cadence of Accountability
We are on our third cycle of using these techniques to execute on a Wildly Important Goal (WIG). We are currently using it to implement our initiative to improve our discipleship and outreach towards married couples and millennials.
REAL LIFE: CURRENTLY WATCHING
Ken Burns – The Vietnam War:
I just started watching this on PBS. I served 22 years as a musician in the US Army Band, and I’ve always been fascinated by military history and traditions. My first 4 years in the military was in the 101st Airborne Division, and the memory of the Vietnam War was burned deeply into their identity. I was born in 1974, so the Vietnam War is not something I remember. So I’m looking forward to learning more about this and gaining some interesting perspectives.
Fear the Walking Dead:
What would happen to the Southwest if a zombie apocalypse happened? I find the show interesting because it serves as a “what if” scenario for people trying to survive in a world where all of our modern comforts and infrastructure no longer exist. I’d like to think that people would actually treat each other better than they do in this show, but we live in a world full of sin.
REAL LIFE: HOBBIES
Playing the Drums:
Before I ever got a finance degree, or started working in the business world, I was a professional musician (I guess you could say it was the first thing I was ever truly passionate about). I love playing the drums, and I feel tremendously blessed that I get a chance to do it here at Christ’s Greenfield.
I like to tinker around with technology. Lately I’ve been trying to add a whole bunch of smart devices to my home and trying to figure out different ways to control the house with my voice. Recently, I have been able to configure it so when I say “it’s dinnertime,” the lights will dim, and my speakers will play instrumental jazz tunes.
REAL LIFE: DEVOTIONAL
YouVersion – Bible App / Verse of the Day:
We’ve been trying to incorporate devotionals into our dinnertime. Sometimes we’ll use the verse of the week from school. Other times will pick the verse of the day from the Bible app on my phone.