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Certified practitioner Mary Morgan led her team on a successful retreat using the LFYS process

Preparation with the Profiles Leads to Staff Retreat Success

June 13, 2018
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Mary Morgan saw the Ministry Insights Equipping Conference email invitation and thought, This is so affordable – I could become certified and develop skills to help our team. The timing was just right. Mary, the executive pastor at Good News Church (Sioux Falls, SD), had become acquainted with Leading From Your Strengths a few years…

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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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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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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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Vertical Visual for this icebreaker exercise

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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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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Churches: Profiles Are a Catalyst for Healing in a Local Church

October 19, 2015
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“It was a horrible time,” says Tobi S.,* a staff member at Northeast Community Church* in a northeastern state. The lead pastor had been let go for a moral failure. People were heartsick and began to doubt their faith. Each week, more members left the church and giving was down. The staff was wounded by…

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