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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


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"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

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building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Saturday, April 29, 2006

Can how you treat a waiter can predict a lot about character?

Can how you treat a waiter can predict a lot about character? Many CEO's say yes. Read about the story here. I was taught to treat everyone with respect. I would think that "followers of Christ" would be the most respectful people in the world. Unfortunately, my experiences prove this is not always the case. Bill Swanson, CEO of Raytheon, offers this list about character here. Several stuck out to me.
Learn to say, "I don't know." If used when appropriate, it will be often. If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. Don't be timid; speak up. Express yourself, and promote your ideas. Strive for brevity and clarity in oral and written reports. When dealing with outsiders, remember that you represent the company. Be careful of your commitments. Don't ever lose your sense of humor. Have fun at what you do. It will reflect in your work. No one likes a grump except another grump.
What about the unwritten rules of being a "Christ Follower?" Here are some of mine: (no specific order) 1. Obey the great commandment. 2. Spend time with God 3. Have fun-life is short 4. Look for opportunities to share Jesus with others 5. Make your family a priority 6. Smile 7. Use "God-honoring" language 8. Don't be a stumbling block 9. Learn how to say, "I was wrong!" 10. Learn how to ask for forgiveness-don't just say I'm sorry! 11. Remember that you represent all "believers!" 12. Show humility 13. It's easier to say no up-front then to play spin control later 14. Use words sparingly 15. Learn to say "I don't know" but I'll find out What about you? What would you add?

posted by Kevin Bussey at 4/29/2006 08:55:00 AM


Blogger Arkansas Razorbaptist said...

Great post K-Dawg. I can remember going out to eat after church as a child and seeing Christian people, who were dressed to the nines, talking down to the people who were waiting on them. They might not have been throwing back cold ones, but their witness was hurt more than it would have been had they been boozing it up.

4/29/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Dorcas said...

Kevin - I like your list of "life" rules. One I have is I consider the phrase "there is a wideness in God's mercy." I know there is no way I can be as merciful as God, but I still try to get as close to it as possible. Whenever a friend let's me down, or I am frustrated with someone whether acquaintance or stranger ... I try to give the benefit of the doubt, look for the good in people, and in my mind mete out waves of mercy to them. Sometimes it is as simple as reminding myself, there is nothing this person can do that will make God stop loving them, then I try to just "let go" whatever the person is doing to annoy me or offend me.

4/29/2006 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


That makes me sick too.


I like your phrase.

4/29/2006 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger Tadd Grandstaff said...

Here is a great post for you...for someone who has been through the whole server process....i can tell you a lot about what it says about what people think about christians!


5/01/2006 10:36:00 PM  

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