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Team Devotional: Encourage Each Other Today

March 14, 2016
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Use this team devotional as a short Bible study or exercise during one of your regular team meetings. For You From the Word Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. (Hebrews 3:13, NIV) For You To Think About Read Hebrews 3:13…

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Guest Post: Staffing – Why Church Hires Go Wrong

February 29, 2016
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At Ministry Insights, we work to equip Christ-followers and ministries to build stronger leaders. This is the first of two excellent articles from our good friend and Ministry Insights practitioner Paul Alexander that gives you great steps to take in successful staffing. Why Church Hires Go Wrong BY PAUL ALEXANDER, Posted March 26, 2012 Spiritual…

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Guest Post: 4 Steps to Making the Right Hire

February 29, 2016
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At Ministry Insights, we work to equip Christ-followers and ministries to build stronger leaders. This is the first of two excellent articles from our good friend and Ministry Insights practitioner Paul Alexander that gives you great steps to take in successful staffing. Four Steps to Making the Right Hire BY PAUL ALEXANDER, Posted APRIL 8, 2012 Success is rarely…

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Pure Flix, Personal Growth, and the Profile

February 21, 2016
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Jim Schubert and Pure Flix Management Integrate LFYS as Part of the Team Culture Soon after the release of its break out film, God’s Not Dead (2014), Pure Flix invited Jim Schubert to be a part of their team to build the company to the next level, particularly in the role of building the company’s…

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Ice Breaker Exercise: Vertical Visual

February 1, 2016
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When you gather your group together for team building, each person comes with a different set of experiences and expectations. This ice breaker exercise gets your team members on the same page in a short time by letting them create a quick visual of the differences of the team. It is simple and fun, allowing…

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Church Staffing: Marry Rachel, End Up With Leah?

January 11, 2016
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Donald Hintze Uses Profiles to Connect the Right Leader to a Church Staff “You don’t want to think you’re marrying Rachel and end up with Leah,” says Donald Hintze, Executive Director of The Gulf Coast Baptist Association, referring to missteps taken by church search committees when they hire new staff. In coaching and leading an…

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Teams: Why Guess About Each Other When You Can Know Each Other?

November 9, 2015
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Russ Olmon and Lake Pointe Team are Accountable to Know Each Other’s Strengths “Pastors have two choices when it comes to managing staff,” says Russ Olmon, multi-site pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, TX. “You can believe that you’re gifted at guessing at how God has made people. Or you can know who you…

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Insight: Can Your Team Blend to Go Both Fast and Deep?

September 1, 2015
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Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. How a Team’s Strengths Blend in Quick-Moving Circumstances Think of a time when things changed quickly for you. Maybe it was a news report … a telephone call … an accident … a life-changing event … If you look carefully, you’ll notice…

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Insight: Lean In or Lean Out? How to Be a Team When Facing a Threat

August 24, 2015
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Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. When your team faces a threat, do they lean into each other for help to navigate the uncertain waters – or lean out and away from each other in fear? All of you may be anxious … but each of you has helpful strengths…

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Insight: Rock the Boat – Use Your Strengths to Challenge the Status Quo

August 17, 2015
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Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. You’ve heard it before: “Let’s not rock the boat.” It’s a common refrain when you or those around you are opposed to change. The goal is maintaining the current state of affairs, sometimes called the “status quo.” That is all well and good…

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