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Leadership Development: Discipleship Transforms a Church and Entire Community

When Jeff Germo was called as lead pastor of Campbell River Baptist Church (Campbell River, British Columbia), the elder/deacon board gave him a mandate to develop leaders. “The discipleship system in the local church isn’t working,” says Jeff. ...

Guest Post: How To Handle Seasons Of Insecurity As A Pastor

By Dale Sellers A popular saying among those in ministry is that the majority of pastors in America resign every Monday. Or at least they seriously consider it! After serving in ministry for over thirty-five years, I can say that I completely underst ...

Preparation with the Profiles Leads to Staff Retreat Success

Mary Morgan saw the Ministry Insights Equipping Conference email invitation and thought, This is so affordable – I could become certified and develop skills to help our team. The timing was just right. Mary, the executive pastor at Good News Ch ...

Profiles Help 3 Pastors Successfully Transition to New Team Model

Jon Taylor moved into the lead pastor role at First Christian Church of Phoenix during a major staff transition: the church shifted to a team leadership model. Two factors helped pave the way for the transition. First, Jon had been serving at the chu ...

Leadership: Building Ministry Leaders for the Long Game at CCV

Today, Christ’s Church of the Valley (Peoria, AZ) is known as one of the largest, most dynamic multi-site churches in the U.S. But during its initial expansion about a decade ago, the staff discovered a startling fact: ministry talent was in short ...

Guest Post: Yes, You CAN Cast Vision Effectively

3 Roadblocks That Leaders Can Overcome By Dale Sellers* I knew the day was coming—I’d been sensing it for some time. Our church had been cruising along for years, experiencing steady growth and a vibrant community anchored around a strong vision. ...

Pastor-Wife Team Use DBD for Marriage Retreat Breakthroughs with 28 Couples

Al and Lori Elmore have been married for more than three decades and describe themselves as “happily incompatible.” Their enthusiasm for healthy relationships is evident in the marriage classes and retreats they’ve led over the years, which too ...

Family: Martha Gets a Bad Rap

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 mem ...

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 ...

Teams: You Can Maximize How You Adapt

Mistaken Identity Leads Ministry Director to LFYS Profile “I discovered Leading From Your Strengths by accident,” confesses Roger Orman, a director with the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. “It was a case of mistaken identity.” For years ...
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