Leaders cannot balance all the needs, wants, demands, expectations, suggestions and assumptions of the individuals they seek to serve. So how can we be intentional about avoiding the people pleasing trap?
The CRCNA is pleased to offer webinars as a way of learning, sharing, and growing together. It's easy to particpate - all you need is a computer (with speakers or headset). These free, one-hour events are offered several times each year in the spring and fall.
Do we leave enough space for imperfect people to feel 'called' to be leaders? Do the lists of character traits we seek in our pastors, elders, deacons, and ministry leaders get presented with hefty doses of grace?
This site offers incredibly user-friendly access to a wide variety of highly relevant and practical articles, sermons, books, training materials and more.
The very real stresses and strains of Christian leadership and ministry life can feel like being crushed and ground. Discover healthy ways of coping and gain insight into recovering from ministry leadership burnout.
In dealing with the questions around license to exhort, my council asked about the issue of accountability/mentorship for those with license to exhort. What is being done, or should be done to assist those with this license?
Willow Creek believes in the immeasurable, cascading effect of a transformed leader and has carefully chosen resources designed for individual spiritual growth, renewed church vitality, transformed communities, and a world changed for the better through the power of Jesus Christ.
What is distinctly Christian about being a Christian leader? How do my convictions shape the way I lead? You'll find answers to these questions and more on the Leadership Education section of Duke Divinity's website.
There is a growing consensus that most of our churches are waiting until it's 'too late' to begin investing in the development of our leaders, often not beginning until they've already taken on the mantle of their leadership role. But that begs the question, where do we begin?
A practical resource for assisting church leaders in identifying, understanding and intentionally engaging the fivefold ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers (APEST) that exist within their congregations.
Explore the theory and practice of contemporary leadership approaches, such as adaptive leadership, change leadership, and spirituality and leadership, through articles, books, audio/video podcasts, and online resources, all of which are available at no cost.
A visit to Christianity Today's online presence yields a veritable smorgasbord of helpful ministry related resources, including a robust section devoted entirely to church leaderhsip development, divided into 3 distinct areas of development: Soul, Skills & Culture.
A simple square can serve as a profound reminder of the foundational pattern Jesus used for developing leadership in His disciples. It is a model that is easily applied to any relationship, setting, circumstance or demographic, and is infinitely flexible and scalable.
Did you know that CRHM currently funds 6 different Leadership Development Networks? Check out the link below for the list and contact the coordinators to see how you or your church could get involved.
There is no question whether the apostle Paul had the gifts to be a powerful and effective evangelist, but the skills of an evangelist are different from those of a church leader.
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Dr. Bruce E. Winston currently serves as a professor, teaching in the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Strategic Leadership programs at Regent University. His paper "The Four Cs of Christian Leadership" creates a beautifully biblical framework for leadership development.
According to 1 Timothy 3:2, anyone who aspires to the office of overseer in the church should be able to teach. John Piper, a Calvinistic Baptist preacher and author, identifies eight traits of good teaching that can provide a focus for developing this biblically mandated skill in our church leaders.
This article by Jim Merhaut describes why emotional intelligence (EIQ) can be a better predictor of leadership success than IQ. It includes a link to an EIQ test that includes practical ideas for boosting your EIQ to make you a more effective leader.
Do these names mean something to you: Exponential, Verge, Catalyst, Leadership Network, etc.,? I thought so! Here is a site that makes it their business to have the up-to-date information on the events that are being hosted by these premier league church development organizations.
Everything you needed to know and didn't ever want to know is just a click away...But as the body of material available on the world-wide web explodes, it often feels like it is many, many clicks before you find something useful and meanwhile you've likely been distracted by many interesting rabbit trails. Here's help.
Wisdom helps us as we pursue good and godly leadership. Larry Osborne of North Coast Church in California gives timely leadership wisdom for planters and established church pastors.
Being a good leader does not equal being good at leadership development, yet it is our church leadership- both pastoral and lay- that we look to for wisdom and guidance on how to ensure the next generation is ready to lead.
An overview of the leadership development 'ministry philosophy' created by the North American Baptist Church that contains much wisdom and food for thought for our own context.
This book presents an alternative model for churches, from its leadership structure to its mobilization of the laity, that hopes to recreate the church Jesus and the apostles cultivated: a church not chasing the wind but rather going into the world and making disciples of Jesus.