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Certified practitioner Jeff Germo

Leadership Development: Discipleship Transforms a Church and Entire Community

September 12, 2018
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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.…

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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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Carey Nieuwhof

Staffing: Why Wait? Get Insight Now, Not Later

June 13, 2017
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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 and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor of Connexus Church (Barrie, Ontario). “You think, ‘Huh,…

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Dr. Roger Yancey

The Profiles: Efficient, Reliable – and Good

March 16, 2017
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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 Strengths profiles. As Executive Director of Tyron Evergreen Baptist Association…

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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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Pastor Uses Profiles to Help Leaders Transition – Including Himself

March 16, 2016
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Friends in the SC Baptist State Convention introduced Dale Roach to the Leading From Your Strengths profile soon after he took on the role Director of Missions for the Moriah Baptist Association (Lancaster, SC). “I showed the profile results to my wife and watched her smile,” says Dale. “All she could say was, ‘This is…

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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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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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