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?
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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.
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.
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.
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 identifies eight traits of good teaching that can provide a focus for developing this biblically mandated skill in our church leaders.
Do these names mean something to you: Exponential, Verge, Catalyst, Leadership Network, etc.,? Here is a site that provides an up-to-date information on the events that are being hosted by these premier league church development organizations.
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.
The Mission Activators of Classis Quinte-West were asked to develop a list of skills and character traits that would help identify and develop leaders who have the capacity to lead larger groups (15+).
Continuing the legacy of and influence of Francis Schaeffer with new research and findings.
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.
"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 responsibility for your own calling."