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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 – …

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The church needs HERO leaders: empowered / faith-based decision-making

As we continue in our “H.E.R.O. Leaders” series, Mike Gafa presents an effective, straightforward, and biblical model for making decisions. Empowered leaders are those who seek alternate pathways and solutions, and the model provides a structure for doing exactly that. Reach out to us if your church is ready to dive further into these matters. That is why the LuminexGroup …

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The church needs HERO leaders: leading with empowerment

Today’s whiteboard video is the seventh in a 15-part series on “H.E.R.O. Leaders” – leaders who are hopeful, empowered, resilient, and optimistic. Today, John Messer leads into a focus on empowerment, pointing out that empowerment comes not from within, but from the Holy Spirit. John goes on to talk about how empowerment leads us to explore alternate pathways and approaches, …

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The church needs HERO leaders: called by God

As we continue in our “H.E.R.O. Leaders” series, Scott Lokers points to the pattern where effective leaders – both in the bible and in modern times – are those who understand the importance of their call, and who derive hope from knowing that God is in the call – giving them gifts, resources, and opportunities. Even in the most challenging …

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The church needs HERO leaders: hopeless vs. hopeful

Today is part 5 of our series on “H.E.R.O. Leaders” – leaders who are hopeful, empowered, resilient, and optimistic. On today’s video, Mike Gafa takes us back to the Exodus to consider the example of Caleb and Joshua, who in the face of resistance maintained hope – not in favorable circumstances or in what they could see, but by clinging …