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Coaching: Don’t Try to Be “the Guy Who Does Everything”

Dr. Gerry Lewis Coaches Leaders to Optimize Strengths on Their Teams “Most pastors and leaders of small churches try to be ‘the guy,’’ says Dr. Gerry Lewis, Executive Director of Harvest Baptist Association in Decatur, TX. “You know, ‘the ...

“God Connection” Leads New Adult Ministry to the 210 Project

Mona McDonald had been involved with Arizona Baptist Children’s Services and Family Ministries (ABCS) for more than a decade when she recently felt God’s call to focus on the state’s aging adult population. “Arizona baby boomers are turning 6 ...

Coaching: “Just Ask Questions”

Profiles Make It Easy to Coach All Kinds of Clients “One thing I love about coaching,” says certified personal coach and former pastor Frank Maycock, “Is that I just ask questions.” Frank’s unique approach at his coaching and consulting fi ...

Coaching: Steering Out of a Staff Mismatch

Coach Uses Profiles to Uncover Misalignment A leadership team from a local church approached Dalton & Vicki Jantzen, asking for help in coaching their new pastor. It was a typical assignment for this couple, who draw upon 16 years in the remote m ...

Versatility: Leader Uses Profiles to Onboard New Team Members

Scott Mawdesley Transitions and Coaches Church Staff With LFYS “I have a confession,” says Scott Mawdesley, a campus pastor with 12Stone Church in Gwinett County, GA. “I use the Leading From Your Strengths profiles differently from other leader ...

Pure Flix, Personal Growth, and the Profile

Jim Schubert and Pure Flix Management Integrate LFYS as Part of the Team Culture Soon after the release of its break out film, God’s Not Dead (2014), Pure Flix invited Jim Schubert to be a part of their team to build the company to the next level, particularly in the role of building the company’s culture. In just a decade since its launch in 2 ...

Church Staffing: Marry Rachel, End Up With Leah?

Donald Hintze Uses Profiles to Connect the Right Leader to a Church Staff “You don’t want to think you’re marrying Rachel and end up with Leah,” says Donald Hintze, Executive Director of The Gulf Coast Baptist Association, referring to missteps taken by church search committees when they hire new staff. In coaching and leading an alliance o ...

Is Attending an Equipping Conference for You?

What if you and those around you were able to discover a way to thrive, rather than simply survive? That is the principle behind the Ministry Insights Equipping Conference. This powerful hands-on live event, unique to the growing strengths movement, has inspired hundreds of leaders to embrace differences and build strong teams, marriages, and famil ...

Exercise: My Strengths, Your Strengths, Our Strengths

Lead Your Team Through the Profile, Part 3: Process Your Team Members’ Strengths This exercise is part of a series to use as you guide your team through understanding their profile reports. For You To Think About Each person has natural strengths. Natural strengths are an individual’s unique ways of going about the tasks of daily life. Each ...

Financial Advisor Uses Universal Message to Build Marriages

How Love & Money Helps Couples Work Together In 1986 while at a professional conference, financial advisor Don Blanton heard a presentation that changed the way he worked with clients. The lecture, a precursor to the Leading From Your Strengths profiles, outlined four personality types and their strengths. The descriptions intrigued Don, who wa ...
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