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Gary Cleveland

Well said, Wade. I especially appreciate no. 3) Play to your strengths. I frustrated myself early on in ministry by trying to be like others in ministry to whom I had deep respect and admiration. Many of them had skill-sets, gifts and intellectual prowess in areas which I admired but frankly areas in which I had little proficiency nor promise. It took me a while to figure out what my strengths were. I'd like to read your ideas on how we can come to discover our strengths. Is it chiefly through trial and error? Asking for feedback? These were partially helpful to me in discovering my strengths but I wonder if there are other strategies and methods you could suggest.

Wade Tannehill

I hear ya, Gary. I really do! A book that I've found helpful is "Now, Discover Your Strengths" by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. While written from the business perspective there is a lot of relevance here for ministry as well.


amen Wade.

Wade Tannehill


Thanks for the word of affirmation.

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