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Don’t Settle for Okay: Profiles Move Church Teams from Good to Great

March 9, 2020
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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…

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Team Building Made Easy With NEW LFYS Courses

December 16, 2019
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The Leading From Your Strengths principles makes a tremendous difference in your team’s effectiveness, intimacy, and strength when understood and applied. The issue has been assimilating the principles in a scalable way across your organization. That has all changed with this implementation of new technology. Ministry Insights invested 100K this year to reshoot and streamline…

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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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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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Guest Post: 5 Leadership Lessons From Running the Race

December 21, 2015
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At Ministry Insights, we work to equip Christ-followers and ministries to build stronger leaders. This excellent article from a well-respected leader points out five leadership lessons anyone can put into practice right away. We are honored to present it to you here. 5 Leadership Lessons From Running the Race By MARK HOLBROOK, Christian Leadership Alliance Posted April…

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Devotional: How Is Your Eyesight — Fuzzy or Clear?

August 13, 2013
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Is Your Eyesight Out of Focus? If your vision is less than 20/20 you’ve experienced that “Eureka!” moment. As the optometrist places glasses on the bridge of your nose, you open your eyes and poof! You can see clearly – whereas before, images were fuzzy and indistinct. When you can’t see well, life is unnecessarily…

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Leadership: Building Up Leaders Down Under

June 16, 2013
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How Australia’s Arrow Leadership Grows Servants and Their Teams Not long after Rev. Julian Dunham became Arrow Leadership’s program director, he completed a Leading From Your Strengths profile during coaching training with Ministry Insights, sponsored by Willow Creek Australia. He’d set out to be better able to equip the emerging leaders his ministry serves, but…

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Marriage and Ministry, Part 4

May 21, 2013
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Marriage and Ministry, Part 4: The Risks and Rewards of Leading From Your Strengths Of all places, the Christian church can be a refuge from the relational battles that rage in our culture. But harmony and reconciliation are not flourishing in the body. Rather, today’s ministries and churches are routinely characterized by division – or…

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Transitions, Part 4: Managing Change

April 16, 2013
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Race or Slow Pace? Two Ways to go about Managing Change Change is a constant for your team. Like other transitions a team faces (such as processing information and solving problems), your team members manage change in radically different ways. As a team conducts ministry, it passes through four inescapable transitions – movements or changes…

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