Don’t Settle for Okay: Profiles Move Church Teams from Good to Great

As a local church pastor for twenty-five years, Michael Lee was no stranger to personality differences in his congregation. Plus, his undergraduate degree in psychology had introduced him to dozens of kinds of personality assessments and tools. But even so, when Michael enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at New Orleans Baptist Theological […]

Pastor-Turned-Administrator Helps Leaders Battle Isolation, Build Community

Pastor to Pastors Uses LFYS Profiles to Connect, Affirm, Resource, and Encourage Leaders During the nineteen years that Ron Martin pastored local churches, he observed increasing isolation among ministers and people in general. He saw pastors and colleagues push through the vocation’s season-after-season pressures with little accountability, lack of affirmation, and even absence of support. […]

Leadership: New Tool Avoids the Guesswork for Leaders in Setting Priorities

Leadership: New Tool Avoids the Guesswork for Leaders in Setting Priorities

Brandon Schaefer enjoyed success during his working years in the corporate world, yet he struggled to understand how to apply biblical principles to his professional priorities. “As leaders and individuals, we know our weaknesses,” he says. “But we sabotage ourselves – either we are way too hard on ourselves or not hard enough.” Rather than […]

Leadership: Exhausted? Maybe You’re Having To Adapt – Rather than Leading From Your Strengths

Leadership: Exhausted? Maybe You’re Having To Adapt – Rather than Leading From Your Strengths

Nancy Hoffman Explains How She Discovered How to Be Proactive in Using Her Strengths Nancy Hoffman was exhausted, but she did not know why. And there was no medical explanation. She had flourished over the years in her roles as a management consultant … a mom …  during her husband’s career change when he left […]

Leadership Development: Discipleship Transforms a Church and Entire Community

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. Leadership skills grow out of spiritual formation and that everybody in God’s church is broken, including himself. […]