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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 …

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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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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.