Author Archives: keithspurgin

About keithspurgin

Just a guy with a great wife, fantastic kids, good friends and a really big God!

OnPurpose

On Sunday at NewHope we launched a new series called – OnPurpose. I shared the following at the end and a lot of people were asking for it. So, here you go… When we live OnPurpose, we remove ourselves from the … Continue reading

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There are times in our lives when vacations, rest days, calling in sick, going fishing, taking a walk or any of our other normal tricks for finding rest just don’t work. These are the times when we are spent. We … Continue reading

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The Problem with Freedom

Free-dom/’frēdəm the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. When I was younger I didn’t want anyone telling me what to do. I was independent, proud, and wanted to do my own … Continue reading

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Ideals

When I was a young leader I went to work at an organization I had known and loved for years. In fact, the leader had mentored me in my high school years. I was so excited about this new opportunity … Continue reading

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3 things that will quickly improve your leadership

When I was young I thought leadership was for the privileged. I would listen to leaders talk about the challenges, the costs and the constraints and think to myself, ‘Yeah right, you guys are flying all over the world, have … Continue reading

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What Qualifies a Leader?

I was eating dinner a few months ago at my friend Ned Berube’s house. He and his wife Sue are dear friends to Susan and I. We just absolutely love hanging out with them. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Reflections on launching my baby girl

I’m sitting in my backyard looking at all the preparations for my daughter’s wedding this weekend. Its been a big project and we are certainly looking forward to seeing her united with her soon-to-be husband. He’s a great guy and … Continue reading

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Generational Leadership

Generational Leadership – leading so that the next generation can impact generations I recently gave this talk at the annual GRG Weekend. Afterwards we did a panel style interview with some of the next generation guys I’m investing in. It … Continue reading

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Believe the best but don’t assume

This is my new axiom coming out of the last several months of difficult conversations, organizational repair, and building a new consensus around God-inspired vision. I’ve always been a person and a leader who prided myself on believing the best … Continue reading

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The Story

I was asked to write an article for our local newspaper that will be published next week leading up to Easter. I thought I would do a sneak preview here. Let me know what you think. This Sunday is Easter. … Continue reading

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