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. […]

Profiles in the Desert: Deployed Army Unit Uses LFYS to Strengthen Teams, Boost Morale

Lieutenant Colonel Philip “Buddy” Winn, U.S. Army chaplain, leads ministry teams serving soldiers and their families of Task Force Spartan, comprised of active and reserve Army and National Guard units. His job mushroomed recently when troops from Task Force Spartan were deployed to the deserts of southwest Asia as part of Operation Spartan Shield (OSS). […]

Volunteers: Profiles Help Pastoral Caregivers Serve Hurting Patients, Families

Volunteers: Profiles Help Pastoral Caregivers Serve Hurting Patients, Families

Jodie O’Shannassy and her hospital volunteers use LFYS to gain understanding for each other and those they serve Hospital chaplain Jodie O’Shannassy serves with three other leaders to coordinate a team of 30-40 pastoral care volunteers serving in hospitals that are part of the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) throughout southern Queensland, Australia. […]

“Each Day Is a Second Chance”: Leukemia Survivor on Stewarding Your Time and Strengths

“Each Day Is a Second Chance”: Leukemia Survivor on Stewarding Your Time and Strengths

“I’ve always tried to be intentional about stewarding my strengths well,” says veteran ministry leader Carmen Pate. “But I needed motivation to become a good steward of the time God has given me.” Carmen has served in roles from president to talk show host and producer with ministries including Concerned Women for America and D. […]

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. […]