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How do we lead when we don’t know where we are going

On today’s Whiteboard video, Scott Lokers asks a pertinent question: How do we lead when we don’t know where we are going? Watch the video to join Scott in reflecting on how we might go about answering the question, and how discernment and spiritual disciplines are essential. (Original date: Dec 23, 2020)

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The church as a learning organization

On today’s Whiteboard video, John Messer names a challenge that churches, ministries, and many organizations face in the liminal season: How to create entirely new structures, processes, and forms of ministry while resisting our default mode of carrying over what we’re already doing, or simply improving on what we’re already doing. Watch the video to learn how we can shape …

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8 Pieces of Sabotage

Churches are positioned to flourish when they are willing to take fresh steps in ministry and mission. But taking those steps can be challenging, in part because of the reality of sabotage. On today’s whiteboard video, Larry Doornbos takes us through “8 pieces of sabotage,” which individually or in combination can hinder leaders and churches from taking fresh steps. Watch today’s …

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The church needs HERO leaders: God working

On today’s whiteboard video, Scott Lokers wraps up our series on H.E.R.O. leaders (hopeful, empowered, resilient, and optimistic) by talking about how knowing that everything God does is for our good allows for legitimate optimism. Reach out to us if your church is ready to dive further into these matters. That is why the LuminexGroup exists!

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The church needs HERO leaders: uncluttered optimism

In episode 14 of our 15-week series on H.E.R.O. leaders, Mike Gafa talks about how optimism must flow from our faith and trust in God – not from what we deem to be favorable circumstances. Watch the video to find out how “decluttering” is essential for making Christ our true source of optimism. Reach out to us if your church …

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The church needs HERO leaders: leading with optimism

Today is week 13 in a 15-week series on H.E.R.O. leadership (hopeful, empowered, resilient, and optimistic). On today’s whiteboard video, John Messer talks about why Christians have ample reason for optimism, and that whereas pessimists see challenges as being internal and pervasive, optimists see challenges as being external and temporal – not because of mere positive thinking, but because of …

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The church needs HERO leaders: trust and resources

Today we continue our focus on resilience as a critical, requisite element of H.E.R.O. leadership. Scott Lokers talks about how resilient leaders display two key characteristics: trusting in God in through all circumstances while remaining honest about the difficulty of circumstances; and fully leveraging the resources God gives us. Reach out to us if your church is ready to dive …

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The church needs HERO leaders: growing resiliency

In episode 11 of our 15-week series on H.E.R.O. leaders, Mike Gafa makes the case that resiliency is not created in a moment of testing, but rather is revealed in times of testing. Mike walks through a few biblical examples that illustrate how resiliency is formed over time through discipline, intentionality, and obedience … and revealed during times of testing. …

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The church needs HERO leaders: leading with resilience

On today’s whiteboard video, John Messer talks about the “R” of H.E.R.O. leadership: Resilience. John makes the case that resiliency is not a simple matter of willpower, but emerges as we navigate through challenges with hope, empowerment, and optimism. Resiliency is the antidote to V.U.C.A. (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous), and allows us to grow and prosper. Reach out to us …

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The church needs HERO leaders: empowered thinking

In week 9 of our 15-week “H.E.R.O. Leaders” series, Scott Lokers talks about how the biblical call to not be conformed to the patterns of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, relates to how we approach situations in life. We can choose to be disempowered … or we can choose to be empowered – …