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A highly-insightful, practical, personal and economical online strengths assessment tool, partnered with comprehensive 'unpacking' support through the accompanying book and website.

July 4, 2014 0 0 comments
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Is there a way to ensure that when elders, deacons and ministry leaders step up to the plate they feel ready and able...and not just willing? What if like the 3 R's in education, it was a spiralling process of exposure, reinforcement and mastery?

July 3, 2014 1 2 comments
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Continuing the legacy of and influence of Francis Schaeffer with new research and findings.

June 19, 2014 0 0 comments
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In this book Saccone shows how you can raise up leaders from within your own community and develop them into passionate, faithful servants of God.

June 19, 2014 0 0 comments
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An exegesis of 1 Timothy 3 that results in a list of Biblical Leadership Qualifications and their contemporary equivalents divided into Attitudes, Behaviors and Competencies, including what's not on the list.

June 16, 2014 1 0 comments
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A framework of scriptural leadership competencies and their contemporary equivalents based on an exegesis of 1 Timothy 3 by Matthew Kutz, the Administrative Director for the Foundation Stone Christian Center, Northwood, OH.

June 12, 2014 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

What difference should being Christ-followers make to how we develop leaders? What measuring sticks are we using to determine if it is being done well?

June 5, 2014 0 0 comments
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"Making it look easy takes a lot of practice" say Matt Smay and Hugh Halter about incarnational life and missional community. "A workbook alone won't get the job done...It also includes learning to take personal responsbility for your own calling."

May 23, 2014 0 0 comments
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"If we make disciples like Jesus made them, we'll never have a problem finding leaders or seeing new people coming to faith"- Mike Breen

May 16, 2014 0 0 comments
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This book presents a incredibly comprehensive vision for how pastors and ministry leaders can adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. It offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on Keller's more than 20 years of ministry in an urban context.

May 16, 2014 0 0 comments
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In this wonderfully biblical and practical resource Karen Wilk puts her finger on where the established church has strayed from developing leaders the way that Jesus did.

May 15, 2014 0 0 comments
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This first article in a series of 4 by Ed Stezer explores how each of us plays a critical role in creating a culture where passionate kingdom builders can boldly explore the multiplication opportunities to which they feel called.

April 30, 2014 0 0 comments
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ChapterNext is an organization that works on behalf of both a church's search committee as well as individual pastors. Some might refer to Rev. Dr. Sam Hamstra as either a 'headhunter' or a 'matchmaker.'

March 19, 2014 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

I have heard from quite a few people lately that our churches lack vision. We don't know where we are going and if we do know, we can't agree on how to get there. If you had to choose between a leader who could preach or a preacher who could lead, what would you choose? What does our...

January 3, 2014 0 6 comments
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I don’t know if you’ve ever had a chance to find yourself in a church or organization that is really, really good at leadership development. If you have, you’ll know that one of the marks of these kinds of organization is that they’re constantly losing talent. Churches and organizations that are...

February 6, 2013 0 0 comments
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Male leaders, you are invited to a seminar sponsored by Christian Service Ministries on Thursday, July 19, 7-9 pm at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Oak Lawn.  "Why Churches Struggle to Help Sexual Strugglers...and what can we do about it?" 

New technologies in the past decades have...

July 10, 2012 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

When I was in my final year of seminary in 2010, I had heard that churches weren't allowed to call a pastor until after she/he was approved as a candidate for ministry by Synod. Technically, this is followed. Call letters typically aren't sent until you are officially a candidate. But really......

January 17, 2012 0 3 comments
Q&A

When a pastor leaves a church, for any reason, such as taking a call to another church, retirement, leaving the ministry, what are the implications for the remaining staff at that church?  How do they continue doing ministry?  Do they now have a new "leader?"  Where do they look for direction? ...

September 26, 2011 0 2 comments
Q&A

I am just starting to run meetings at my church and I am definitely looking for advice.

What are your three principles for running a good, two hour vision meeting?

John Burden, Providence Church, Holland Mi

September 5, 2011 0 2 comments
Q&A

I am just wondering if there is a central website where those who are interested in CRC Leadership Development Networks can share best practices and the like when it comes to ministry training.  I would love to hear updates, celebrations, etc. from those who have felt God's call on their lives...

June 23, 2011 0 3 comments
Discussion Topic

Covenant Life Church of Grand Haven MI & Great Lakes Urban (GLU), an equipping ministry for both RCA and CRC Urban Churches, have rescheduled their jointly sponsored "Body Building" Practical Leadership Conference on Saturday, 29 October at Covenant Life Church, 101 Columbus, Grand Haven MI...

June 7, 2011 0 0 comments
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The Leadership Exchange of the CRCNA is offering a free, one-day workshop for synodical delegates at Calvin College on June 9, 2011. The workshop is open to the first 75 synodical delegates who register and, upon availability, others in the CRCNA. It will be facilitated by the Malphurs...

April 21, 2011 0 0 comments
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To be council chair or officer can be a daunting and lonely task - especially for your first time.

We are forming an area group of leaders from 6 to 8 local churches. We are seeking input and/or materials to help us be more effective in our roles and to train our replacements and get them...

January 26, 2011 0 4 comments
Resource, Article

When I was a sophomore in college I joined the youth ministry team as an apprentice small group leader. For a whole year I shadowed Sara, the small group leader. I watched how she interacted with the girls—a group of sophomores from a local high school. I listened as she led the Bible study. I...

November 23, 2010 0 0 comments

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