Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday Five - Five things I appreciate about Dag

So it's been awhile since I've posted a Friday Five, and even though today is Saturday, I thought that it'd still be good to get back on the saddle with Friday Five's, albeit just a day late.

Awhile back, I wrote about the things I appreciate about Pastor Walter; today, five things I appreciate about our GrowGroups Pastor, Dag Sewell:

1. His passion for God. Dag is a man of God, with a passionate love for God. He is a strong in knowledge of God and the things of God, but it's not a head knowledge that doesn't lead to action. He knows God, he knows the things of God, he knows God's Word, and that knowledge leads him to be the kind of man God has created him to be. He's a great man of God.

2. His passion for people. If there was one thing that could be said about Dag besides that he is a man who passionately loves God, it would be this: Dag Sewell is a man who passionately loves people. He loves his family, he loves his fellow staff members, he loves GrowGroup leaders, he loves the whole Del Sol Church family, he loves other church leaders ...he just loves people in general, no distinction and no favorites! You may not know that Dag works full time leading Howard Payne University's El Paso Branch, and works part time at Del Sol. That's a LOT of work, yet with all of that he somehow still manages to be an incredible husband, a great father, and an all around great person.

3. His genuineness. Dag is one of the most genuine people you'll ever meet; he truly is a great example of "what you see if what you get". I've never gotten the sense that he was posing or pretending, I've never gotten the sense that he was doing something he didn't want to do - he's just as genuine as can be, inside and out (not that I'm implying our other staff members aren't also genuine).

4. His sense of humor. He's stinkin funny! One of the reasons I enjoy hearing him preach on occasion is because he always does a good job weaving his sense of humor into his messages, like this past Wednesday night when he, being bald, talked about "those of you who can pull out your hair" doing so. I'm always drawn to people who are secure enough in God and in themselves that they can use self-deprecating humor to bring down walls. I really enjoy Dag's sense of humor.

5. His humility. As I mentioned about Walter, Dag is also an incredibly humble man. He's a man who is well respected and who is spoken of well by many, many people in these parts, he's a very capable leader, he's a great example and role model to younger leaders and younger Christians - and I think the reason he is all those things is because he's not full of himself - he's full of God. In other words, he's not focused on himself, but on God. He's truly a humble man.

Let's brag on Dag a bit. If you know him, leave a comment with some things that you appreciate about him.

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