The ultimate survivors that have flourished in the most difficult of circumstances, rats have a long history of being the smartest rodent in the room! Rats are growing more and more popular as pets for adults and children alike. Having raised and trained rats for over forty years, Miriam Fields-Babineau, in her book Rat Training, teaches rat owners to harness that intelligence through a reward and clicker system of training. An avid proponent of reward-based positive-training techniques, the author explains how to create a successful learning environment for your rat as you teach him how to come on command, jump through a hoop, walk on a leash, stand on his hind legs, and much more. Illustrated with color photographs by Evan Cohen and Virginia Broitman, Rat Training includes tips on what to look for when buying a rat, how to care for your new pet, and how to acclimate your rat to other household pets. In the chapter called Rat Manner,” the author describes how rats think and their social organizations and behavior. Fields-Babineau has trained rats for various purposes, including working in movies, and her chapter called The Great Rat Race” describes the demands of rat shows and acting careers for rats. The chapter called Scurry and Hurry” is devoted to agility training and trick training (such as shoulder riding). Resources and glossary included.
Open the flaps to peer into Red Riding Hood’s basket, move the blanket on Grandma’s bed, and get closer to the Big Bad Wolf in disguise. Throughout, a cute (but cowardly) mouse accompanies Red Riding Hood on her journey, forseeing her perilbut not able to help her evade the big-eyed, big-toothed creature who wants to eat her.
The Leaders training course, effective leadership for small groups is an indispensable resource for small groups and cell group leaders. God has called every Christian to fulfill the Great Commission. This implies that each Christian must develop leadership qualities by stepping up and developing his own quality leadership by employing what he has learned by leading a small group. This leaders training course will help. The leadership qualities of a small group leader are learned! Leaders are not born but cultivated, thus the need for a leaders training course. Jesus trained His own small group or "cell group" as we like to call them. These men began with no leadership qualities. They learned through the years they spent walking with Jesus. In the same way today, small group and cell group leaders must learn the principles that lead to effective leadership and these are not intuitively acquired. Quality leadership is always effective leadership. Leadership is about results and not just organization! Each lesson of the small group leaders training course shows how you as the leader of your cell group can identify and improve your leadership qualities and exercise an effective leadership resulting not only in your own growth, but also the growth of the members that you serve. Christian leadership today is going through a tremendous crisis. The church has confused leadership with administration, which is important but not foundational! The small group leaders training course reinforces this distinction by teaching the proper identity we have as children of God and the purpose that God the Father has for each of His children. This leaders training course teaches the foundations of God's throne and how spiritual authority plays in extending His rule over the earth. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities by understanding and practicing these principles of spiritual authority. Spiritual authority has been woefully abused through the centuries and as a result many churches have abandoned the principle altogether. The small group leaders training course shows how to practice these principles without getting lost in its abuses. The leaders training course teaches the effective leadership qualities that new leaders need to protect themselves and the network of leaders in which they work from the dangers of these abuses. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities by observing the lives of OT and NT leaders like Moses, Joshua, David, and the Apostle Paul. The effective leadership qualities that these men practiced are often overlooked in the narrative of each gospel account. However, we must recognize that effective leadership qualities are the hallmark of each positive bible character and the negative characters in the bible are presented as models of leadership qualities that must be avoided. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities in evangelism, how to overcome barriers to evangelism, styles of evangelism, and tips for mobilizing your small group in evangelism. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities related to praise and worship. Not every group member will have the gifts for ministering praise and worship but some will and you must know how to lead them into serving the group in this capacity.
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