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Breaking free from binary thinking

Whether we recognize it or not, we are conditioned to approach decisions with a binary thinking mindset. But binary thinking tends to be limiting and polarizing. On today’s Whiteboard video, Mike Gafa challenges us to break free from binary thinking, and helps us to do so with insight and fresh ideas.

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From the Archives: How to Manage as Anxiety Rises (4Q’2018)

Even as we actively pray and plan for an exciting and impactful future, we believe that now is an ideal time to resurface some of our favorite Whiteboard videos. “From the Archives“ is a 16-week series that pulls one video from each quarter of our library. We started with a video from the third quarter of 2016, and we’ll conclude …

“Organic Outreach for Ordinary People” Workshop

You are invited to an Organic Outreach for Ordinary People workshop! WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020. WHERE: Rockford Reformed Church TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. COST: $35 – which includes lunch RSVP: here!  More than anything, Christians want to see other people come to Christ. So why do most of us find it so difficult to join in making that happen? The …

Merry Christmas from Luminex!

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” (Luke 2:10) We’re taking a few weeks off for the holidays, but we’ll return after the first of the year with an exciting lineup of Whiteboard Wednesday videos and leadership-equipping events. See you next year!  

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Merry Christmas from Luminex!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and …

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Trust During Transitions

Our leader is leaving.  Uh oh!  What now?  What’s going to happen here? Transitions tend to be times of heightened anxiety.  We don’t know exactly what is going to happen.  Now, some people get an adrenaline rush thinking about such a scenario, others want to run away from that situation as fast as possible.  And, some simply see a transition …

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Time to Party

Food, fun, and friends – it’s time to PARTY! Season 3 of our Whiteboard Wednesday ends on a fun, high note with Doug McClintic, Church Multiplication Catalyst for Luminex. Outreach can often seem like it needs a complex, theological strategy in order to be effective. But there is a simple outreach technique that everyone can use and that Jesus used …

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Growth Through Grafting

In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus talks about sowing the Word of God. How can church leaders best do this in the context of their congregation? On this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday, Mike Gafa, Luminex Coordinator, talks with us about something called growth through grafting. This idea is based on Jesus’ Parable of the Sower. In this parable, the seed …

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Frames of Leadership

 Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, all with different competencies and emphases. What type of leader are you? And how can you develop competencies in other ways of leadership? On this Whiteboard Wednesday, Jill VerSteeg, Director of Transformational Engagement, delves into three different frames of leadership based on Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal’s book, Reframing Organizations. Each of these …