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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

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I am Deanna and when I'm not working, a perfect day includes staying in my pajamas and cuddling with my bulldog, Manny. Awesome days also include walking, biking, reading, writing, shopping and being out in the middle of nowhere. Coffee is a given in all of this. My guilty pleasure is watching true crime TV. 
 
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Dr. Deanna Doss Shrodes is the Women's Ministries Director for the Peninsular Florida District of the Assemblies of God and founder/director of the Stronger Leadership Network. She took on the role of director of PF Women during a challenging time in the department's history and under her leadership, the ministry has achieved a new level in reaching and empowering women across the state of Florida. Deanna is most passionate about investing in leaders and leadership health. 

Deanna is an Assemblies of God ordained minister. She is an in-demand speaker in the United States and abroad and is an accomplished musician, worship leader and recording artist. She is an award-winning writer and sole author of five books and contributing writer of five books. Deanna has been featured in many publications worldwide including the Huffington Post.

Deanna graduated with a masters in leadership from Southeastern University in December of 2018 and a Doctor of Ministry in 2022, also from SEU.

Deanna has been married to her college sweetheart, Larry, for 35 years. They have pastored in the Assemblies of God for as long as they have been married and Larry is currently lead pastor of Celebration Church Tampa, and serves as presbyter for the Tampa Bay area. The Shrodeses have raised three grown children and have one grandchild and two more on the way! 
 
 Most recent family photo at our son Dustin's wedding

 
 Left to Right - nephew Logan, great nephew Brody, niece Lexi, great niece Livvy, daughter Savanna Rose, son Jordan, daughter-in-love Tori, daughter-in-love Taylor, son Dustin, me, husband Larry, sister Kim, brother-in-love Rich.
 

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