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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. ...

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 ...

Guest Post: A Healthy Team Plans Together

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, ...

How to Find Your Fit: 3 Clues to Your Calling

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 performa ...

Guest Post: The Truth About Culture and Strategy

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 disc ...

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

“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 ca ...

Guest Post: 5 Important Tips for Effective Church Staffing

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 pr ...

Staffing: Why Wait? Get Insight Now, Not Later

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 ...

The Profiles: Efficient, Reliable – and Good

Dr. Roger Yancey Regularly Uses LFYS With Churches, Leaders, and Teams If a tool is easy to use and gets powerful results – and is a great value– well, why wouldn’t you use it? Such is Dr. Roger Yancey’s take on the Leading From Your Strength ...

Guest Post: Get Better at Hiring

At Ministry Insights, we work to equip Christ-followers and ministries to build stronger leaders. This article offers great tips in successful staffing. Get Better at Hiring: Learn From These Common Mistakes By Jeff Gilmer The biggest church staffin ...
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