Tag: directors desk

7
May

Directors Desk April 2020

I have officially been on board at Mustard for two and half weeks now and in that short time there has been so much to thank God for. I have been so encouraged to hear stories of how Mustard has changed people’s lives. I recently attended a zoom meeting of youth ministers in the Anglican church. After I introduced myself,

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3
Dec

Directors Desk November 2019

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there –

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14
Nov

Position Description – Mustard Director

WE’RE HIRING Hey there. This might be just what you’re looking for! From humble beginnings in 2004, Mustard has grown to be a valuable resource to schools, churches and students nation wide. We facilitate the Mustard Student Movement and support groups of Christian secondary students that meet at lunchtime and also present workshops exploring the gospel in non-government schools. Mustard is one of the most

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29
Oct

Directors Desk October 2019

You need to listen! The conductor of my high school concert band was a fun and focused man. He knew how to laugh and enjoy the process of making great music; but when he picked up the baton, he meant business. His capacity to hear the slightest of off-pitch sounds amidst a forty-piece concert band was incredible (and equally terrifying).

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25
Sep

SILENCE 2019 Update

SILENCE is back again, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever before! This October we are challenging everyone (including you) to be completely silent for up to 24 hours. But that’s not all! Going silent is an excellent way to portray how Christians in school sometimes feel like they can’t properly communicate their faith, but we also wanted

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25
Sep

Directors Desk September 2019

Doing talks can be tricky. Public speaking is one of the many aspects of my role, and for the most part I really enjoy it. However, occasionally I get thrown an unexpected topic that leaves me wondering why on earth they are asking me to address that. And sometimes, I get to find out the answer to that question… I

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28
Aug

Directors Desk August 2019

Carpe Diem It’s been thirty years since Peter Weir’s classic Dead Poets Society graced the big screen. It is an incredible tale of poetry, philosophy, coming of age and the unconventional teaching methods of the enigmatic John Keating, played by Robin Williams. Mr Keating took seriously the challenge to engage his students through unusual lessons and eccentric exercises. His trademark

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30
Jul

Directors Desk June 2019

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney I’m not sure if Walt Disney understood the impact and influence that his 1929 cartoon Steamboat Willie would have. It was the very first

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27
Jun

Directors Desk June 2019

Towards 100… because growth and comfort cannot coexist. One of the privileges of being a team leader is the opportunity to support team members in their pursuit of personal and organisational growth. I really do love the culture we’ve developed in the Mustard team. There is a palpable sense of forward movement for staff and volunteers, which ultimately results in

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30
May

Directors Desk May 2019

Because we’re all in this together I regularly get asked to talk at youth groups and youth ministry training events, and it’s a privilege and a delight. It’s a lot of fun to share my thoughts with a group of like-minded people in a lot different contexts. But the greatest joy is meeting with some incredible youth and youth workers

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