Book: Leading From Your Strengths
Building Close-Knit Ministry Teams

The Leading From Your Strengths process for building close-knit ministry teams is designed to help you discover unique personalities hidden in your team. Understanding these unique personalities will help you identify and reduce predictable conflict and work together in ways to affirm each person’s God-give strengths.

Book – Leading From Your Strengths: Building Strong Ministry Teams

team whitewater raftingBuilding strong, effective ministry teams is like taking a whitewater-rafting trip, with many unexpected rapids along the way.

Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader, a lay leader or a team member, the principles you learn in Leading From Your Strengths: Building Strong Ministry Teams can make a tremendous difference in how effective and intimate your ministry team becomes.

From eye-opening stories, to understanding the four inescapable “transitions” every team must face, to taking an online strengths assessment, you’ll discover your unique God-given strengths, learn to understand and appreciate the strengths of others, and learn to blend the differences to create intimacy, effectiveness, and cooperation in your ministry and relationships like never before.

Authors: Dr. John Trent, Rodney Cox, Eric Tooker

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Pub. Date: January 2004
Type: Hardback
Pages: 112
ISBN 10: 080543061X
ISBN 13: 9780805430615
Product #: 001222343
Weight: 0.54 lbs
Trim Size: 5.86 X 8.88 X 0.52
Binding: Hardcover

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Ministries Hanging in the Balance

Chapter 2: Getting a Feel For What Follows

Chapter 3:  River School

Chapter 4: The “Problems and Challenges” Transition

Chapter 5: The “People and Information” Transition

Chapter 6: The “Pace and Change” Transition”

Chapter 7: The “Rules and Procedures” Transition

Chapter 8: Life Lessons from the River

Chapter 9: Into the River and on with Your Journey!

Chapter 10: Core and Adapted Styles

Chapter 11: Rolling on the River

Chapter 12: The Leading From Your Strengths Wheel

Chapter 13: Putting All You’ve Learned Into Practice

Strong Ministry Teams Combo Pack

3 people in a rafting boat on riverThe Leading From Your Strengths: Building Strong Ministry TeamsCombo Pack provides a copy of the hardcover book and access to a Leading From Your Strengths Profile (questionnaire and customized report) for a $5.00 savings than if ordered separately.

Availability: Instant delivery of the profile. Hardcover book ships from our warehouse in 2-3 business days.

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What People Say About
Leading From Your Strengths: Building Strong Ministry Teams

team preparing to go rafting

“Thank you so much for the great work that you do. I used six copies of Leading from Your Strengths to study with my international student ministry team. Our team has really grown together, and it is amazing to see the different gifts that God has given us. You might consider having Leading From Your Strengths translated into German and other languages.  I believe that this book would be perfect for Campus Crusade for Christ leadership teams in Germany and elsewhere.”
Lucas Wehner, MBA, Halle, Germany

“This is a great book. Excellent presentation, easy to read, great importance, could be life-changing.”
Daniel H.

“If you are involved with a ministry team, church staff, supporting a mission team or an elder overseeing a church staff, this book can be a helpful guide down the white water of ‘team shock’ associated with personality conflicts and team dynamics.”
Greg T.

“This is an excellent book for teams to read together and work through. It is written in an easy-flowing style that brings you into the story. To get the most benefit from the book, I highly recommend taking the assessment test which can be found online. The material in the book along with the assessment really gives a great picture of who you are and shows how you interact and communicate with others. I would recommend the book and assessment for all team members and new hires.”
Mark P.

“After buying this book, I could not put it down. It is simply structured and to the point, with short chapters and understandable English. The information is very practical with a storyline (white river rafting — you will enjoy) and journal-type questions at the end of each chapter, made it easy to follow in a busy work schedule. Although this book is published for those in church ministry, it is just as applicable in the secular and business world. I will strongly recommend this practical book to new upcoming church planters, dynamic Christian organizations, and “Christians at Work” support groups.”
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Leading From Your Strengths Profile

Every person going through the Teambuilding ket contents should take and print the Leading From Your Strengths Profile. This quick and simple online assessment, you will immediately receive a comprehensive, objective, and personalized report, where you will gain tremendous insight into your natural strengths and how those strengths are operating in your life.

$26.95

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Position Insights Profile

Inviting the right people into ministry, whether paid or volunteer, can be one of the toughest challenges leaders, ministry teams and search committees face. To help you address that challenge, the Position Insights Profile will identify the strengths needed and what the demands of any position are before the recruiting process starts.

Note: Electronic codes are delivered instantly

$26.95

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Team Building Discovery Kit

The Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit is the versatile and powerful turn-key curriculum that is designed to help you and your team better understand your unique strengths and how to blend and build those strengths.

Includes:

  • 10 one-hour training modules
  • DVD teaching featuring Dr. John Trent and Rodney Cox
  • Poster-sized LFYS “Strengths Wheel” to capture and compare your entire group’s strengths
  • Discount codes for participants’ on-line assessments
  • Audio book of Leading From Your Strengths
  • Memory aids for future team growth

Note: 3-5 day delivery

On Sale $179.95
(Retail $249.00)

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Leading From Your Strengths Profile

Every person going through the Teambuilding ket contents should take and print the Leading From Your Strengths Profile. This quick and simple online assessment, you will immediately receive a comprehensive, objective, and personalized report, where you will gain tremendous insight into your natural strengths and how those strengths are operating in your life.

$26.95

Click Here to Learn More

Position Insights Profile

Inviting the right people into ministry, whether paid or volunteer, can be one of the toughest challenges leaders, ministry teams and search committees face. To help you address that challenge, the Position Insights Profile will identify the strengths needed and what the demands of any position are before the recruiting process starts.

Note: Electronic codes are delivered instantly

$26.95

Click Here to Learn More

Team Building Discovery Kit

The Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit is the versatile and powerful turn-key curriculum that is designed to help you and your team better understand your unique strengths and how to blend and build those strengths.

Includes:

  • 10 one-hour training modules
  • DVD teaching featuring Dr. John Trent and Rodney Cox
  • Poster-sized LFYS “Strengths Wheel” to capture and compare your entire group’s strengths
  • Discount codes for participants’ on-line assessments
  • Audio book of Leading From Your Strengths
  • Memory aids for future team growth

Note: 3-5 day delivery

On Sale $179.95
(Retail $249.00)

Click Here to Learn More

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