Becoming a Super Student… 4 Life!


Happy Day Everyone!

I’m in Atlanta today… left my laptop at home so I’m in the business center at 5am. My hair is WILD and there is a strange fellow at the computer beside me… but hey, my teeth are brushed!

I wasn’t able to upload photos from my iphone… so sorry. Since we arrived early enough for some free time, we went to the Coke Cola factory… had one of the most amazing experiences of our lives! I’m wondering if today’s conference is going to be able to teach us more than we learned during that tour! I just know there is a way to make ministry THAT FUN and THAT HAPPY… and our lead team is going to find a way to make it happen!

Ate at Hard Rock Cafe… this one in Atlanta is not near as fun as the others we have been to. Just a restaurant with a few guitars… pretty dull but still FUN.

Today, we’re attending the Catalyst ONE Day conference at one of the largest churches in America… Pastor Andy Stanley is a leadership master Jedi… so I’m pretty stoked about capturing some of his ministry innovation and mixing it with all the powerful strengths that God has given to me! I love to LEARN… EVERY DAY my spirit CRAVES LEARNING!


Todays Inspiration Questions: Are you a teachable person? How teachable?

When I was in high school… I hated the classroom. I refused to read… I felt like I already knew it all and school was a waste of my precious time. Then I hit the real world and STRUGGLED! It didn’t take me long to realize how much easier life could become if I became a master STUDENT!

By the time I was 21, I had read the bible through from cover to cover SEVERAL times… I was reading a proverb of the day EVERY DAY and soaking up every drop of wisdom I could fathom at the time! By the grace of God, I’ve been able to maintain this very same commitment to the Bible for more than 18 years now… LIFE CHANGING!

At 24, my real estate coach Mike Ferry imparted to me his love for reading… and I began reading upwards of 4 books a month. A habit that stayed with me for the past 13 years!

Even before business, I began Bible College in my early 20’s and haven’t stopped studying theology and ministry since then! I’m now working on my Doctorate and I’m writing a book!

Sounds like a bunch of bragging and it almost makes me sick… until I affirm to myself that this blog is written to INSPIRE! Here’s a guy that barely made it out of High School… never read a book in his life before the age of 19… was a big know it all when he knew very little. And 18 years later EVERYTHING has changed!

Today, I awoken the dawn and headed to this business center to IMPART my passion for LEARNING to you guys! I pray that someone reading this blog will make the very same move towards LEARNING that I made in my early 20’s. Today… I can get enough! I love to sit at the feet of the Bible, other great books, and great people… I love to LEARN from their experiences, their wisdom, their passions…

Make it one of your life goals… to become on of the most teachable people you know! It’s never too late to start… and everyone has a craving to learn! It just needs to be uncaged… SET IT FREE! Because there is a great big world out there just waiting for those who SEEK WISDOM!

Proverbs 9:1-6 says this about LEARNING, “Wisdom has built her spacious house with seven pillars. She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table. She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city. ‘Come home with me,’ she urges the simple. To those without good judgment, she says, ‘Come eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your foolish ways behind, and begin to live; learn how to be wise!'”

Now this blog can change your life! I pray you all have another super day! Chat with everyone throughout the day!

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4 thoughts on “Becoming a Super Student… 4 Life!

  1. Good Morning Pastor Chuck!!!!

    I am soooo excited for you and blessed that you are being blessed by this confrence.

    I know what you mean about learning. When I was in High School, I hated it. I definately Knew that I Knew more without allowing myself to open up and learn something that I didn't know! After High School, I started to feel like I didn't know much at all, and actually wanted to learn. My life at that time had become increased with 3 small children and a husband. When everythign in my life turned upside down, I was faced with a life-changing decision. I had to return to school. My return to school was as much a necessity as it was a dream. I went to Nursing School and for the first time in my life, I felt em-powered! I LOVED learning! I made awesome grades, something which I had never experienced doing. It felt great!!!

    Before college, I never read a book if I didn't have to, it was more of a chore than an enjoyment, now I read several books at a time! I LOVE to read!!!

    I suppose the message is clear, when we open ourselves up and soak in the knowledge that is available to us, we become more empowered and can't get enough. After all, knowledge is power! And God Almighty gives us the ability to learn, he created our minds with a capacity to learn1 WOW !!!!!

    Now, as you know I am returning to school to take on the largest learning task of my life! You are NEVER too old to start learning more, and your NEVER too old to chase a dream! Thank you for your words of encouragement this morning, your message goes hand in hand with my current goals.

    I hope that someone else out there who reads your blog will have something spark deep inside themselves and start learning something they have always wanted to learn. My message to them is, GO FOR IT!!!! If God can be for you, then who can be against you? Praise the Lord!!!

    God Bless Everyone, and may you and Emily have an OUTSTANDING time at your confrence!

  2. Hey there Pastor Chuck,

    Man the coke factory…….I just told Randy. Coke is his perferred product of drink. I guess one day we will have to check it out. Randy would enjoy it.

    Learning is so important. Thanks for sharing your struggle as a younger student and high school student. Your story is going to help teens who struggle with the boringness ( I know this is not a word) of reading. I try to select interesting yet meaningful books to my students as read a louds to get them hooked on reading. I have several students who read the Bible at home and will share with me what they are reading.

    I would love to find non fiction kids leadership books to help my students become true leaders.

    My love of learning did flourish until high school and then I got burnt out and now I can't get enough. I love to read, read, and read. I love to listen to people teach. I enjoy learning new things.

    Have a great day.

  3. When I got out of engineering school, my brain was so fried that all I did for a year was veg out in front of the TV after work. You can ask my wife, it's true. Since then, I got back into reading and now I'm an info junkie. I download multiple podcasts each day to listen to as I drive, and my bookshelves are overflowing with relationship books. I also love the Olive Tree software for the iPhone with the multiple versions of the Bible. I've come a long way from those brain dead days and now consider it fun to learn.