We’re all wired in our own way, and it’s likely that looks different from the people around us. And while that might seem obvious, what’s not always obvious is how the way we’re wired can affect the ministries we lead. That’s why it’s so important to spend time getting to know yourself! On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about understanding how you’re wired and how knowing yourself better can help you become a more effective youth ministry leader.


  • The more you know how you’re wired, the more effective you can be in ministry. (2:30)
  • The way you lead your ministry is so closely tied to how you’re wired. (2:45)
  • Who I am affects the way that I lead. (3:00)
  • Figuring out what you’re not good at is one of the best gifts. (6:00)
  • What are the best tools you can use to get to know yourself better? (13:30)
  • Don’t make the mistake of assuming the world sees you the way you see yourself. (15:10)
  • If we don’t continue learning after taking a personality test, we can fall shorter than we did before taking the test. (23:00)
  • When we know ourselves better, it’s easier for us to have the language to speak into those things of other people. (30:00)
  • A lot of times, we wait until we are in a bad place to find out who we are. (34:00)


Website: Enneagram

Website: Strengthsfinder

Website: RightPath 360 Assessment 

Website: DISC Profile 

Website: Meyers Briggs 

Website: Four Temperaments Test 

Book: The Road Back to You

Website: Judgment Index 

Resource: Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast Episode: “How to Handle Conflict as a Youth Ministry Leader” 

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