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Leadership: LFYS Unifies Church Team and Becomes Standard Operating Procedure

“Fifty percent of my time is dedicated to leadership development,” says Steve Bush, who joined the staff of Real Life Christian Church (Clermont, FL) as administrative pastor after more than four decades in business. From his experience as a CEO, ...

A Tale of Two Leaders

Darrel wasn’t new to ministry. He’d been a part of two other church teams before taking on his new role as executive pastor at a growing suburban church. But what was new to him was the emotional pressure he felt after just one year on the job ...

5 Dangerous Myths About Money

“I wish I had read your book, Love & Money, in the 70’s and early 80’s (of course, well before it was published),” says writer Stephen Griffith. “In particular, if only I’d known “The Five Dangers of Riches” you descri ...

Quick Insight: Love God. Love Your Neighbor. Is It Really That Simple?

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. As Janelle reached up to close her garage door, a movement caught her eye. She noticed Mr. Wentworth, her neighbor across the street, struggling to carry two bags of grocer ...

Churches: Profiles Are a Catalyst for Healing in a Local Church

“It was a horrible time,” says Tobi S.,* a staff member at Northeast Community Church* in a northeastern state. The lead pastor had been let go for a moral failure. People were heartsick and began to doubt their faith. Each week, more members left the church and giving was down. The staff was wounded by infighting, gossip, and slander. The stre ...

Insight: Can Your Team Blend to Go Both Fast and Deep?

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. How a Team’s Strengths Blend in Quick-Moving Circumstances Think of a time when things changed quickly for you. Maybe it was a news report … a telephone call … an accident … a life-changing event … If you look carefully, you’ll notice how God intentionally put ...

Insight: Lean In or Lean Out? How to Be a Team When Facing a Threat

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. When your team faces a threat, do they lean into each other for help to navigate the uncertain waters – or lean out and away from each other in fear? All of you may be anxious … but each of you has helpful strengths to call upon during a time of uncertainty. Some ma ...

Insight: Flip the Switch. Use Your Adapted Strengths to Resolve Conflict

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. No matter what your natural strengths, they remain stable over time. Yet your environment changes regularly. Periodically you must adapt to your environment. In doing so, you exercise your “adapted strengths.” In a conflict, God may call you to flip the switch from u ...

Insight: Conflict Can Lead to Multiplication

God Builds Ministry Using our Differences Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. Conflict between Christ-followers takes various forms. It is not always destructive. Consider the conflict between Paul and Barnabas, a formidable ministry team. The two had completed Paul’s first missionary journey (planting n ...

Insight: Must Two Similar Personalities Always Lead to Conflict?

Build Ministry by Using Similar Strengths Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. “We’re too much alike to work together.” You’ve heard it before at work or at home. But is it true? God used two assertive individuals – gifted with a similar strength – to plant a church at the gateway to Europe. Pau ...
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