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Strengths versus Gifts: Understanding the Difference

May 12, 2014
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“What’s the difference between my natural strengths and my spiritual gifts – or are they the same?” It’s a question we get often. The quick answer? Natural strengths and spiritual gifts are not the same. A more complete explanation: compare the two in scripture to understand how God defines each one. Strengths versus Gifts: A…

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How to Study Scriptures About Strengths, Part 3

January 20, 2014
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Part 3: Search Bible Dictionaries Third in a series providing a practical guide for studying scriptures about strengths. God uses His Word to help us understand our unique strengths. Reading scriptures about strengths is an excellent first step in gaining that understanding. As you read what God says about differences, you find out how to…

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How to Study Scriptures About Strengths, Part 1

January 7, 2014
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Read Strengths Scriptures in Different Bible Versions First in a series providing a practical guide for studying scriptures about strengths. God’s Word explains how He has wired each of us with unique strengths. Studying God’s Word for yourself is a powerful way to learn to lead from your strengths. As you study what God says…

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Misconceptions About Strengths, Part 5: Self-Made Success

December 17, 2013
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Fifth in a series that addresses misconceptions about leading from our strengths God created you and those around you with unique strengths and has placed you together to be more together than you can be alone. But misconceptions can get in the way of learning to lead from your strengths. This series reveals common misconceptions…

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Devotional: Can You Rewire Your Brain’s Default Setting?

September 24, 2013
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Valuing Strengths: Can You Rewire Your Brain’s Default Setting? When Dave walked into the office on the first day of his new job, the first person he saw was Nicole. And he didn’t like what he saw. Nicole’s hands fluttered over a messy desk as she spoke on a cell phone, simultaneously checking email and…

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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 3

September 3, 2013
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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 3 Honesty: Taking Off Your Mask Third in a 5-part series about building intimacy in your small group Building intimate relationships takes commitment, honesty, acceptance, and trust. That kind of intimacy is an incredible testament to the power of God working among us – and is modeled in small groups. Mike…

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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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Coaching: How to Help People Apply the Profile

August 4, 2013
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Life coach and author Teri Mello explains the difference between having information and using it It was during the aftermath of a painful marriage and divorce that Teri Mello began to understand her authentic self. She has used what she learned in coaching her clients. “I took a Leading From Your Strengths profile,” she said.…

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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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Devotional: Individuality or Conformity – Must You Choose?

May 28, 2013
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Individuality or Conformity: Must You Choose? While human beings may embrace individuality – qualities that distinguish one person from another – we may fear its ramifications. Our instinct is to conform. “Humans have a fundamental need to belong, just as we have needs for food and water,” says C. Nathan DeWall, Ph.D., a psychologist at…

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