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The church needs HERO leaders: leading with hope

On today’s whiteboard video, John Messer gives valuable, applicable teaching on the first of four biblical prescriptions for H.E.R.O. leaders: Hope. In the midst of a rapidly changing world compounded by the reality of COVID-19, true hope – not wishful thinking but true, assured hope of Christ – brings empowerment, energy, and effectiveness – to ourselves as disciple-leaders, and to …

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The church needs HERO leaders: counter-balance

Today is week 3 of our current series, “The Church Needs H.E.R.O. Leaders.” On today’s whiteboard video, Scott Lokers names the pressure – both internally and externally – to NOT be a H.E.R.O. leader. Scott then takes us through the importance of a robust counter-balance system, where with the help of God and people we are able to remain hopeful, …

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The church needs HERO leaders: the example of Acts 6:1-7

Today we continue in our 15-week series, “The Church Needs H.E.R.O. Leaders” – leaders who are hopeful, empowered, resilient, and optimistic. On today’s whiteboard video, Mike Gafa walks through how Acts 6:1-7 exemplifies H.E.R.O. leadership, and how it made a world of difference then, and still makes a world of difference today. Reach out to us if your church is …

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The church needs HERO leaders

Today, the Luminex Group is kicking off a 15-week series on the desperate need that every church has to equip and unleash “H.E.R.O.” (hopeful, empowered, resilient, optimistic) leaders. We believe that this series is ideal for encouraging and training leaders in churches, and ministry organizations. John Messer, who serves The Luminex Group as Leadership Development & Systems Catalyst, kicks off …

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The change pyramid and mental models

On today’s Whiteboard video, Scott Lokers shows how lasting and deep transformation does not occur through events, trends, or structures, but through changed mental models, which represent what we believe about how the world works and how we take action. But can we actually change our mental models? Watch the video to find out!

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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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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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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.

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The power of questioning

When in a liminal season, people are naturally drawn to what they are used to, and find comfortable – traditions, institutions, mental models, and so on. How can we help people to move forward? A major key is to ask powerful questions, rather than trying to give pre-conceived answers. On today’s video, John Messer provides relevant, timely counsel for leading …

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Our Hebrews 10 opportunity

In the liminal state that is COVID-19, Hebrews 10:24-25 are oft-cited verses that have been interpreted differently by different pastors and leaders. Does not giving up “meeting together” imply that we must meet together physically, come what might? Or does it allow for meeting virtually, through use of technology? And how do we understand what it means to “spur one another on” …