Articles & Resources

How to Build a Culture of Integrity

April 17, 2023
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For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful…

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Reinventing Yourself As A Leader

April 3, 2023
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During a recent podcast episode, Rodney interviewed Ben Mandrell, Lifeway’s President and CEO. During our conversation, Ben was asked about the need for ministries to adapt to the changing landscape. Ben responded affirmingly with, “We are not the same Lifeway that we were. I think about every seven years…you have to basically reinvent yourself.” As…

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The Role of Humility in Leadership

March 19, 2023
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During our recent podcast interview with author Boyd Bailey, we asked him to talk about the most important principles for leading others. Boyd responded with, “I think as a parent and as a leader, saying out loud what we don’t know and and trying to be humble about and being honest about it is critical…

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Onboarding Your Staff Builds Trust

March 6, 2023
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Trust is the foundation of any successful team. It enables people to collaborate, innovate and achieve greater results than each alone. When trust is built into your ministry’s workplace culture, it can increase employee engagement and retention, as well as enhance your reputation. During our podcast interview with former Navy SEAL, Matt Cumbee, we asked him…

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3 Qualities of a High Performance Culture

February 20, 2023
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During our recent podcast interview with Mark Miller, VP of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, we asked him to describe the components of a high performance culture. He responded with a list of three qualities that must exist — Mark’s response is transcribed below. Quality 1 – Alignment Mark says, “You need to have the…

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Price Increase Coming March 1, 2023

February 15, 2023
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Editor’s Note: The following letter was emailed to Ministry Insights’ customer on February 8, 2023. Dear Friend, When I founded Ministry Insights in 2001, I wanted to offer tools and resources that were transformational and that ministries could afford. We have faithfully executed that mission and have impacted over one million people with our products. For those…

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How Leaders Can Cultivate the Soil of a Positive Culture

January 23, 2023
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In our recent podcast interview with Chick-fil-A’s longtime Chief Marketing Officer, Steve Robinson, Rodney Cox asked him how leaders can cultivate a positive culture. A workplace’s culture is a collection of attitudes and beliefs about how things are done, internally and externally. Steve had written in his book that “culture is the soil from which…

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Can You Remember Your Calling?

January 9, 2023
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By Rodney Cox In the closing moments of our podcast interview with Shaun Dean from Standing Stone Ministry, I asked him if he had any last advice he would give to our listeners. Shaun’s response focused on pastors in crisis and is transcribed below. “I would say this. When is the last time you thought…

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Our Favorite Podcast Guest Quotes

December 12, 2022
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One of the things we enjoyed most in 2022 was exploring topics with our StrongTeams.com Podcast guests. Each guest brought a perspective and wisdom that impacted us greatly. As we conclude the first season of the podcast, we wanted to reflect on a few memorable podcast moments. Below are five of our favorite quotes we…

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How to Find Our Podcast

November 28, 2022
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The StrongTeams.com Podcast is off to an incredible start, delivering interviews with leadership thought leaders like Dan Rockwell and Amy Anderson. These interviews are packed with practical tips on succeeding in the ministry. That said, we intentionally limit our episode length to 45 minutes, so you can fit every episode into your busy schedule. The…

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