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Two Lies About Your Pastor

“Me – lie about my pastor?” If you’re like most in the church, you are horrified at the thought. None of us likes to think we’re perpetuating untruths about our spiritual leader. But you may be – albeit unwittingly. It happens when you accept commonly-held beliefs without question. Beliefs like … Lie #1: “My pastor learned what he n ...

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 ...

Guest Post: 5 Leadership Lessons From Running the Race

At Ministry Insights, we work to equip Christ-followers and ministries to build stronger leaders. This excellent article from a well-respected leader points out five leadership lessons anyone can put into practice right away. We are honored to present it to you here. 5 Leadership Lessons From Running the Race By MARK HOLBROOK, Christian Leadershi ...

Profile Tip: If You Trust Information Easily, Realize That Others Don’t

Profile Tips help you put your strengths profile to work Beth shook her head in frustration. Why hadn’t she heard back from Shane? Two days had already passed since she’d sent the email. Beth could not understand why others on her team didn’t respond in a timely manner. Sound familiar? If so, then take a look at the way you process informatio ...

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 ...

Profiles Lead to An Amazing Race in Latin American Ministry

Rich and Elisa Brown with Inca Link use profiles to equip short-term overseas interns As spring turns to summer each year, Rich and Elisa Brown and their Inca Link team in Quito, Ecuador, gear up for an influx of college-age missions workers who participate in The Amazing Race – a short-term missions experience that takes the interns through Inca ...

Exercise: What Value Do You Bring to Your Team?

Lead Your Team through the Profile, Part 4: Value to the Team This exercise is part of a series to use as you guide your team through understanding their profile reports. For You To Think About In what way does each member bring value to your team? Your team members fulfill two different functions: (1) they carry out tasks (2) they each carry out t ...

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 ...

Give The Gift of Strengths

How You Can Empower Others to Know and Use Theirs Every person has strengths. But do the people in your life know theirs … and understand how to use them? You can help that happen when you give them a gift of strengths – a tool they can use right away. As an added bonus, most of these gifts are available with an immediate download. A Gift ...

The Truth About Differences, Part 3: Choose to Blend Your Strengths with Others

Third in a 3-part series that celebrates how differences complete us We have bought into the lie that differences between people divide us. Yet the truth is that God’s design is for our differences to complete us. During this series, we address the 3-part cycle that celebrates how differences complete us. Once you discover your own strengths, the ...
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