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Healthy communication on a team

Guest Post: A Healthy Team Plans Together

January 25, 2018
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One Multisite Church’s Story of Simplifying Communications Guest Post by Judy Stallwitz* Our staff loves each other. We’re a healthy team that balances humility and willfulness. But just like maintaining a healthy diet or a healthy marriage, maintaining good team health requires attention to drift. “Drift” isn’t a mystical cloud that materializes. It can easily…

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Not too busy to pause and take time for Jesus: children baking cookies

Quick Insight: Too Busy? Just Pause and Take a Look

December 7, 2017
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Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. As Mrs. Lightner waited in the busy checkout line, her eyes rested on a young family. They were her neighbors! She noticed young Mikayla pulling hard on her mother’s jacket. Meanwhile, Mikayla’s baby sister began to cry in her mother’s arms. Dozens…

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How to Find Your Fit: 3 Clues to Your Calling

November 9, 2017
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Guest Post By Gabe Kolstad One key skill separates effective leaders from ineffective ones: the ability to find their fit. According to the American Institute of Stress, “job-fit” is a leading factor in workplace satisfaction and performance. So it stands to reason that your leadership impact can multiply by making sure you’re doing the things…

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Family: Martha Gets a Bad Rap

October 16, 2017
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Guest Post by Pam Taylor One reason we experience stress in our family and in relationships is our differences. God created each of us with different personality types and different spiritual gifts. We subconsciously expect people – even family members – to see things from the same perspective as we do. I see this problem…

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Dale Sellers

Guest Post: The Truth About Culture and Strategy

September 13, 2017
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Why Ministries Need to Rethink a Common Mantra  By Dale Sellers There is a popular phrase often attributed to iconic management consultant Peter Drucker (1909-2005) that says, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” After careful research, I discovered that there is actually no evidence that Drucker ever made this statement. In fact, there is no evidence…

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Profile Insights: know the strengths a position needs before recruiting

Position Insights: Know What You’re Looking for Before You Start Looking

August 16, 2017
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“A wrong hire was my responsibility and cost our ministry momentum as well as valuable dollars,” says senior leader Matt. “But part of the problem was that we didn’t define the strengths needed for the position before we started recruiting candidates.” Like so many of us, Matt and his team had been blindsided in the…

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team meeting for church staffing

Guest Post: 5 Important Tips for Effective Church Staffing

August 15, 2017
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Guest post by Lacey Hauptman Hiring the right people is crucial to your church’s  success. They will be able to achieve the right goals and create a bigger impact, which will enable the church to run smoothly and efficiently while continuing to provide exemplary services to church members. Here are some critical church staffing tips…

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Carey Nieuwhof

Staffing: Why Wait? Get Insight Now, Not Later

June 13, 2017
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How Carey Nieuwhof and the Connexus Team Used the Profiles to Break Attendance Barrier “The Leading From Your Strengths profile provides the kind of insight you have when you reflect on a situation and make sense of it,” says best-selling author and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor of Connexus Church (Barrie, Ontario). “You think, ‘Huh,…

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Freedom: man at sunset with hands up

Quick Insight: Freedom Means the Opportunity to Use Your Strengths

May 26, 2017
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Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. For a nation’s citizens, freedom means the opportunity to act, think, and speak as you choose. For Christ-followers, freedom means even more. “You were called to freedom, brothers,” Paul wrote to the Galatians. “Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for…

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