Front Line Ministries’ focus is on team and leadership development.
Front Line Ministries’ professional team development models
have proven effective in many different settings. Front Line Ministries
is committed to providing tools, guidance and focus for teams to
meet and exceed their goals and expectations.
Honoring People Differences and Team Building
Teams often state they are unable to move beyond individual differences
in order to work effectively as a group. This leads to plateauing
of work efficiency and a diminished ability to accomplish stated
objectives. The result is personal and professional frustration,
loss of team synergy and eventually decline of team effectiveness.
Honoring People Differences and Team Building uses the Myers-Briggs
Type Indicator to explain individual strengths and talents that
team members bring to the team. In this training you will understand
your basic style of communication with others, how this style differs
from those who work with you, and how to more effectively accomplish
objectives as a team by communicating while honoring people differences.
Enhancing Team Performance
The high level of acceptance of Honoring People Differences and
Team Building has led virtually all of the teams with which we have
worked to ask Front Line Ministries: What is the next step we can
take to enhance our team’s performance? Enhancing Team Performance
is completely experiential and interactive, based on using feedback
gained from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to teach team members
how to build stronger working relationships. Tools gained in this
training are exercised in a practical way so that team performance
can be effectively enhanced long after Front Line Ministries’
consulting time with a team has concluded.
Looking at Personality Type and Learning Styles
Educators gain a tremendous sense of accomplishment as students learn new concepts and develop an understanding of how concepts apply in life. There is little that is more frustrating to an educator than not being able to communicate concepts effectively to all students so that students can grow at the same pace in the education process.
Looking at Personality Type and Learning Styles uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to form a basic understanding of personality type. Personality type is then utilized to help educators gain an improved understanding of the strengths of their teaching style. Attention is given to identifying the different learning styles of students. The goal of the training is to equip educators with a wide array of tools with which to enhance the educational process for even the most difficult students.
Thinking Outside the Box
Decision-making is most frequently made based on personality type. Thinking Outside the Box utilizes the type preferences in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in a zig-zag process. The steps in the process can be thought of as four bases that need to be covered to make a sound decision.
The Zig-Zag Process for Problem Solving
From People Types and Tiger Stripes (3rd ed.) Copyright 1993 by Gordon Lawrence. Used with permission.
As individuals, we are naturally interested in and drawn to two of the bases and much less interested in the others. The two bases that call to us are represented by the middle two letters in our type formula. We are prone to start the process and spend the bulk of our problem-solving with our favorite steps. Similarly, we are less likely to spend much time on, and may even omit, the other two steps. When individuals or groups fail to adequately cover a base, a less than quality decision is often made.
Thinking Outside the Box challenges teams to utilize all four type functions (to work together) to generate the most creative ideas, therefore making better team decisions. Team exercises will use a combination of mock situations and real life work situations to practice thinking outside of the box.
Team Building by Resolving Conflict
High-level management teams employ people of excellence who exhibit
discipline and passion about life. They enjoy their role in shaping
the world around them. When teams consist of individuals who operate
with excellence and passion yet differ in personality style and
perspective, conflict is inevitable. Front Line Ministries believes
that the tension of team interaction, determining major company
policy and business-growth change, can be viewed as positive tension.
Team Building by Resolving Conflict is designed for teams experiencing
conflict. This training teaches practical ways to resolve conflict
internally (within one’s self) and externally (with team members).
This allows the team to be restored to its shared purpose and vision,
while honoring individual differences, as opposed to reconstructing
the team with new members. The team can again focus on pursuing
business objectives by maximizing the individual talents of its
Teams can feel ineffective in problem-solving and believe they
are not reaching goals and objectives as quickly as they would like.
Front Line Ministries often discovers that teams are not identifying
and solving the appropriate problems first. The immediate presenting
problem is therefore solved ineffectively with a short-term solution.
Effective Problem-Solving teaches teams how to identify core problems.
A model of team problem-solving is introduced that allows teams
to effectively and efficiently reach goals and objectives. Mock
sessions are designed to provide the team with hands-on experience
in implementing the problem-solving model prior to the team re-entering
its work environment.
Maintaining a Healthy Marriage While in Ministry
The call on one’s life to minister for the Lord is a high
honor. The stress of ministry on marriage is well-documented. Satan
seeks to attack ministry by attacking marriage. This seminar teaches
practical tools for marriage renewal while in ministry. Focus is
placed on resolving resentment, improving communication, resolving
conflict and outlining a successful strategy for a healthy marriage
Building Self-Esteem through a Stronger Identity in
Individuals from time to time suffer with depression or anxiety.
This workshop will teach basic tools to help build a stronger identity
in Christ so that depression and anxiety can be overcome, freeing
the individual to follow God’s call on their lives.
Creating Healthy Structure for Students to Learn By
Students maintain their focus and learn more effectively when they
understand the basic rules of the classroom structure: respect,
responsibility and relationship. This workshop focuses on using
the “three R’s” to create a better environment
for learning. Using the “three R’s” will allow
educators to be better able to communicate concepts effectively
to their students so that students can grow at a similar pace in
the educational process.
Building Self-Esteem in Students through a Stronger
Identity in Christ
Educators truly desire to impact the character development of students
in addition to student’s academic development. Students from
time to time suffer with depression or anxiety. This workshop will
teach basic tools to help students build a stronger identity in
Christ so that depression and anxiety can be overcome. Worry-free
students learn better and grasp God’s call in their lives
Professional coaching is a highly personalized coaching package
designed to meet the needs of specific situations and individuals.
We help identify individual needs and develop a coaching package
personally suited to those needs. We teach leaders how to maximize
their potential in their existing professional setting. We can also
teach leaders how to identify and pursue new opportunities for ministry
and professional growth beyond their current positions. We teach
leaders how to maximize their ministry relationships. We teach leaders
how to develop their ideas into effective products. We teach leaders
how to lead effectively.