Inside My Victory

5 Reasons to Live Without Offence

April 9, 2019 • Pastor Kelly Stickel

Offence is certain to happen. There’s no avoiding it. But you can choose how you react to it, and that makes all the difference. Just because you feel offended doesn’t mean you have to live offended.

Finding Your Phalanx with Pastor Kevin Gerald

April 2, 2019 • Pastor Kelly Stickel

Organizational alignment is a consistency of culture throughout the organization. As your church or business grows, alignment becomes more and more difficult, so how do you maintain it? This week, I had the absolute pleasure to sit down with Pastor Kevin Gerald and discuss all things alignment and culture. He and his wife Sheila pastor Champions Centre in Tacoma, Washington, one of the largest churches in the Pacific Northwest. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Collaboration Wrap Up

March 26, 2019 • Pastor Kelly Stickel

In today’s episode, we are sharing our last few tips for team collaboration. Everything from accountability, to apologies, to personality tests. We’ve really enjoyed this series and hope you’ve been able to learn a thing or two this month!

Clarity and Consensus in Collaboration

March 19, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

Clear roles and expectations along with healthy goal setting are crucial for facilitating collaboration across teams. It’s important to make sure everyone knows what they’re doing and when it must be done by in order to get the job done in the best way possible. Join Pastor Gene and I as we discuss Part 3 of our Collaboration series!

5 More Tips for Effective Collaboration

March 10, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

Do the members of your team participate and engage in group projects? Are they willing to seek consensus? Is there a healthy culture of vulnerability and reflective thinking? If you struggle to answer these questions, you may have a team that is poorly collaborating. There has to be unity within the church so how do you maintain that with healthy collaboration?

3 Keys for Team Collaboration

March 5, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

As your team grows, collaboration becomes increasingly difficult yet ever so important. With everyone bringing different strengths and perspectives to the table, competition can arise and misunderstandings become more prevalent. Your “why” might be crystal clear, but if it’s not constantly at the forefront of your team’s mind, it could get lost between departments. How do you foster healthy collaboration that moves your vision forward?

Are You Ready to Shift Your Focus?

February 26, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

I firmly believe that the call of every church is to be outsider focused, to make disciples, and to reach the lost of their communities. If you as a church leader want to move in this direction, you and your team need to be solely convinced that this is the direction you are called to go in. You will face opposition and the temptation to settle for what is comfortable. But, if the leadership are together in this and committed to seeing it through, the church has a chance. It takes a team to confidently move forward in this transition. Are you ready?

The Church’s “Why” Within the Community

February 12, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

Our “why” is to make disciples of Jesus so it is all about the community, therefore we have to focus on our community to fulfill our mission. When the church drifts it’s focus towards the methods, it will become insider focused and lose touch with the very people they are trying to reach. How do we keep our community at the centre of what we do?

Why Does Your Church Exist?

February 5, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

Have you ever thought about why your church exists? We often talk about how we do church and what happens during our services, but we rarely discuss the “why.” In his book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek describes how a clear “why” inspires action and creates loyal followers. This concept has huge potential within our churches, so how do we determine our “why?”

3 Ways Investigation Helps to Improve Your Vision

January 22, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

When forming a vision, it’s important to take some time to investigate; to ask the hard questions and create a thorough plan. As Andy Stanley says, “Investigate before you initiate.” Visioneering is incredibly exciting, but it’s important to take a step back and evaluate your plan in order to make the most of your vision.

Dreamers vs Visioneers

January 15, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

There is a difference between dreamers and visionaries. A vision is a mental picture of what could be fuelled by a passion that it must be and dreamers only possess the first part; a mental picture. Without passion and motivation, there will be no determination to see a vision to completion. So, are you a dreamer or a visionary? Is your team made up of non-committal dreamers or determined visioneers?

4 Steps to Creating a Compelling Vision

January 8, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

For many of us, the New Year means new goals, resolutions, and visions. It’s a time to reflect on the past twelve months and to plan for the year ahead. In today’s episode, we are discussing Andy Stanley’s book “Visioneering.” It is such a great read and and an amazing tool to use when creating a vision for 2019.

Our Top 5 Reads of 2018

January 1, 2019 • Kelly Stickel

We are ringing in the New Year with our Top 5 Reads of 2018. I believe that if a leader stops growing, they stop leading. It is vital for leaders to make a regular habit of reading, listening to podcasts, or watching teachings. Grow yourself. We want to help you do that today with our recommendations!

How to Keep Your Church Organized

December 18, 2018 • Kelly Stickel

At MyVictory, we have a few systems in place to keep everyone organized and on track. We have found them to be extremely helpful in managing our staff at our four locations. Whether your church is just starting out or has been running for years, clarity and structure is so important. Check out today’s podcast to learn how we keep everyone organized!

6 Steps to Hiring the Best Employees

December 11, 2018 • Kelly Stickel

When hiring, we always want to make sure that we are selecting the right people for the right position. At MyVictory, we have a four-step process that helps us get to know each candidate and determine if they are the best fit. Jim Collins, the author of “Good to Great,” puts it this way, “Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats on the bus.” How do we get the right people in the right seats?