• How to Eat an Elephant: Or, How to Start a School of Supernatural Ministry

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    Let’s face it, planning something as big as a school of supernatural ministry can be daunting. When the Lord puts a dream in your heart, He doesn’t always give you a plan to execute it right away. One of the Lord’s core values is freedom, and He wants us to creatively express ourselves in every…

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    Staff Resource Pick: Personality Tests

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    Personality tests are a fun way for people to grow in self-awareness, communication, and connection! Schools can utilize personality tests for both staff and students to foster confidence and unity within the environment. Benefits of taking personality tests are self-awareness, ownership, and confidence. While many students may have an understanding of their traits, motivations, and…

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    Staff Resources Pick: Connect to Other Leaders

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    Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry is an incredible place led by incredible people, some with 20+ years of experience. But we know that we haven’t seen everything. Many schools are running or launching in places we don’t have firsthand experience of. When we help others start their own schools, we rely on our relationships with…

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    Leading with Discernment

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    Discernment, or distinguishing between spirits, seems to be a gift the Church doesn’t talk about very often. Personally, I know that if I was teaching about spiritual giftings a few years ago, I’d kind of skim over discernment, because I didn’t understand it well enough to talk about it. Now, I’ve grown in that gifting…

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    Alumni Care

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    In a previous blog, Strengthen Your Students in the Lord, we briefly discussed staying connected with your alumni students. In this post, we are going to go more in depth on how to pastor your alumni students. We sat down with BSSM Alumni Directors, Ruth and Steve Moore, and they had some great things to…

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    Unity in Diversity

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    In one of our previous posts, Apostleship: The New Shift in Ministry Leadership, we highlighted how denominationalism focuses on agreement and apostleship prioritizes relationship. In this post, we’d like to touch on the idea of diversity as one the fruits of apostleship and how to create opportunities for it in a school environment. There are…

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    Divorcing Fear & Control

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    We usually think of control as someone using manipulation or aggression to get their way, but there are many other ways control can creep in. Any time we take something off the Lord’s plate of responsibility and place it on ours, we are trying to control a situation or outcome. This comes from a place…

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    Building Buy-In

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    “Buy-in” is a powerful thing. You need your team to buy-in to your vision, and it strengthens your ability to reach your goals and impact the kingdom. Building buy-in is a crucial skill for school leaders, as you will have future team members cycle through your school, especially interns and volunteers. It Starts With Your…

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    The Heart and Logistics of School Retreats

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    We recently sat down with BSSM 2 Overseer, Gabe Valenzuela to discuss the value both staff and student retreats add to the school environment. Staff retreat is a unique opportunity for a team to feel refreshed, valued, and connected before the beginning the school year. During retreat your students experience momentum build as they begin…

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    Overcoming Obstacles to Physical Manifestations of the Holy Spirit

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    We were born to be loved, and God is Love. Every encounter with His Presence makes us come alive more fully and deepens our experience of who He is. There are many manifestations of the Holy Spirit, both inward and outward. Manifestations are evidence of God’s Presence on people and can be an indicator of…

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