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Insight: Conflict Can Lead to Multiplication

July 28, 2015
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God Builds Ministry Using our Differences Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. Conflict between Christ-followers takes various forms. It is not always destructive. Consider the conflict between Paul and Barnabas, a formidable ministry team. The two had completed Paul’s first missionary journey (planting new churches and leading many to…

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Insight: Must Two Similar Personalities Always Lead to Conflict?

July 21, 2015
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Build Ministry by Using Similar Strengths Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. “We’re too much alike to work together.” You’ve heard it before at work or at home. But is it true? God used two assertive individuals – gifted with a similar strength – to plant a church at…

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Insight: Diffuse Jealousy by Blending Strengths

July 12, 2015
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Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths   Conflict: Diffuse Jealousy by Blending Your Strengths With Others Conflict is not the problem in relationships. It’s what you do with the conflict that means the difference dying and thriving. Take a look at King Saul. Here’s a guy who was…

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The Truth about Differences, Part 1: Choose to Discover Your Strengths

October 27, 2014
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First in a 3-part series that celebrates how differences complete us It’s a simple truth: people are different from one another. Differences are one reason people are increasingly unable to get along. Conflict reigns across the globe, and even in churches, Christian workplaces, and among Christian couples and families. We have bought into the lie…

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Making the Move from Conflict to Cooperation.
Part 2 of 4

January 29, 2013
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Making the Move from Conflict to Cooperation Part 2 of 4 If you’re a ministry leader, conflict is unavoidable. But how do you make the move from conflict to cooperation? Remember Don (lead pastor) and Mark (executive pastor) from our previous article?  Neither begins their day trying to frustrate or isolate the other. But that…

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When You’re Challenged, How Do You Respond?
Part 1 of 4

January 22, 2013
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Conflict, Part 1: When You’re Challenged, How Do You Respond? Even Jesus faced conflict, both internally (the disciples were experts at sniping and one-upmanship) and externally (Jewish leaders questioned Jesus’ tactics and motivation.) So when you’re challenged, confronted, opposed, pressured, or intimidated, how do you respond? Don and Mark served together at a sizable church…

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Leadership Course
Lesson 2: Conflict to Cooperation

September 20, 2012
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Ministry Insights’ Online Leadership Course, hosted by Ministry Insights founder Rodney Cox and noted author Dr. John Trent, helps you understand the biblical basis about why people are so different from each other. You and your team members can discover your individual strengths and embrace them – leading to better teamwork, better communication, and stronger…

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