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Strategy Making

A recent article in Harvard Business Review caught my attention.  “Strategy Making in Turbulent Times, a Dynamic New Model.”  Authors Michael Mankins and Mark Gottfredson, point out the need to move organizations forward with a continuous process of strategy making.…

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2022 New Beginnings

Donna Hostetler Isn’t that the ultimate expression of our ministry focus?  New beginnings, new life, a new creation in Christ. All of our efforts are focused toward one goal—winning the lost, bringing hope to those without. And what better message…

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The Deep Dive Technique

Organization, Process, Culture, and Leadership According to www.RapidBi.com, the History of Deep Dive…“Originally developed by the IDEO group (a learning design company) for rapid product development, the Deep-Dive technique is now widely and increasingly used for innovation not only in product development…

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Brainstorming a Future Church

André Paul Guillaume, French author, stated, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This famous quote helps us understand that we cannot expect to grow or to go to new heights…

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Deep Dive Now!

A trip to Maui offered us the opportunity to snorkel floating underwater near the surface allowing us to see the beautiful coral reefs and saltwater fish. Scuba diving requires training to dive deep underneath the sea and see a magnificent…

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Reaching the Community While Stuck at Home?

Jeff Jamba Overwhelmed. Bored.  Fearful. Looking ahead to opportunities in the future. We may feel all over the map when it comes to how we continue to deal with the unprecedented reality of COVID-19. In the first couple of weeks…

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Avoiding 3 Common Pitfalls of the Enneagram

By Jeff Jamba Enneafever!  It seems everyone in ministry is talking about it.  Andy Stanley (https://andystanley.com/podcast/enneagram-for-leaders-part-1/) recently devoted not one, but two leadership podcasts to it.  In particular among younger leaders, it’s growing popularity and staying power only seems to…

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Leading Change in the Church

by Jeff Jamba Leading change is difficult anywhere. Leading change in the church can be particularly difficult because many churches not only function as complex organizations but also as extended family for many people.  Leading change well in the church…

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Timing is Everything

On a recent flight from Houston, I was looking at my boarding pass after takeoff. Just a few minutes before we departed, this paper was a great necessity to me; it provided my access to my seat on the plane.…

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Looking for a New Ministry Position?

Are you checking out all the sites that list positions? Do you feel unprotected that your present job may be at risk if you reveal you’re even considering a new position elsewhere? Are you looking for a ministry role upon…

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