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Profile Insights: know the strengths a position needs before recruiting

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

August 16, 2017
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“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 candidates.” Like so many of us, Matt and his team had been blindsided in the…

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Guest Post: 5 Important Tips for Effective Church Staffing

August 15, 2017
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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 provide exemplary services to church members. Here are some critical church staffing tips…

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Daniel Willis

Successful Team Transition Prompts Leader to Use Profiles Worldwide

October 31, 2016
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Australian clergyman and ministry leader Daniel Willis had been filling in short-term as senior pastor for a transitioning church in Sydney, Australia when a colleague introduced him to the Leading From Your Strengths profile assessment. The timing was providential. Daniel had become familiar with the church and had grown concerned about the transition it would…

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Roger Orman leads teams to adapt

Teams: You Can Maximize How You Adapt

September 15, 2016
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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, Roger had used Gallup StrengthsFinder in his work as a pastor and later as Associate Director of the South…

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Mona McDonald

“God Connection” Leads New Adult Ministry to the 210 Project

August 15, 2016
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Mona McDonald had been involved with Arizona Baptist Children’s Services and Family Ministries (ABCS) for more than a decade when she recently felt God’s call to focus on the state’s aging adult population. “Arizona baby boomers are turning 65 at an unprecedented rate,” says Mona. That exploding demographic has unique needs, she noted. And they…

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Dalton and Vicki Jantzen

Coaching: Steering Out of a Staff Mismatch

June 16, 2016
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Coach Uses Profiles to Uncover Misalignment A leadership team from a local church approached Dalton & Vicki Jantzen, asking for help in coaching their new pastor. It was a typical assignment for this couple, who draw upon 16 years in the remote mission field and subsequent two decades in the business world as they coach…

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Team Building: Ideas for Leading Team Devotionals about Strengths

May 16, 2016
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As you consider content to use for your team devotionals together as a group, we invite you to regularly include devotionals about strengths. In doing so, you and your team members can continue to find ways to use your individual strengths on the team, value strengths in other team members, and be stronger together. Here…

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Exercise: Compare Leading From Your Strengths and Leading From Your Weaknesses

May 10, 2016
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Each member of your team has God-given strengths – predictable ways he naturally approaches or respond to problems, information, change, and risk. But each team member likely approaches the Principle of Strengths in different ways. Some are altogether unfamiliar with the concept. Others have been taught to focus on improving their weaknesses … or to…

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Jeff Gilmer gives 6 hiring tips

Guest Post: Get Better at Hiring

April 18, 2016
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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 staffing mistake you can make is hiring the wrong person. iphone showbox lucky patcher for laptop Not only does…

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Scott Mawdesley

Versatility: Leader Uses Profiles to Onboard New Team Members

April 7, 2016
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Scott Mawdesley Transitions and Coaches Church Staff With LFYS “I have a confession,” says Scott Mawdesley, a campus pastor with 12Stone Church in Gwinett County, GA. “I use the Leading From Your Strengths profiles differently from other leaders.” Scott hit on a powerful facet of the profiles: their versatility. It was during a break from…

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