• Unity in Diversity

    School Culture

    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

    School Leadership

    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

    School Leadership

    “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

    School Structure

    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

    School Culture

    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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    Free and Responsible

    School Culture

    It’s not uncommon for students to experience new levels of freedom in a school of supernatural ministry environment, and it’s not uncommon for some students to take their freedom a little too far. It’s in these moments when school leaders can be tempted to exercise control to ensure the students are not hurting themselves, the…

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    Faith and Finances

    School Structure

    Did you know that God wants to talk to you about your school’s finances? Whether you are setting your school’s budget, establishing payment plans, or working with a student to meet that last payment deadline, Jesus is in it all and wants to lead you as you lead your students. Former BSSM Finance Pastor, Krystal…

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    Are You a Lover of People or A Pastor?

    School Leadership

    It’s hard to imagine the a difference between loving people and being a pastor. In fact, it seems like the core requirement of being a pastor is to love people ridiculously well. While loving people is a requirement of being a pastor, not everyone who loves well is a pastor. Churches are full of people…

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    Supernatural Homework: 3 Keys to Growth & Breakthrough

    School Culture

    As a school leader, establishing structure is a large part of your job. Building structure is simply deciding what gets into your school, what stays, and why it gets to be there. You are creating an environment where people grow at an accelerated rate, and everything you build communicates what you value. Structure is the…

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    Strengthen Your Students in the Lord

    School Culture

    For many schools, the year is just about done. Here at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, our students graduate in just two weeks, and about half of our students will not come back for our second or third year program. Just like natural mothers and fathers, seeing our children leave the nest is never easy.…

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