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Leading With a Limp

Dan Allender argues that the best leaders live paradoxical lives, where they lead with power because of their weakness, find success through acknowledging their failures and lose their life, so that they might save it.

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Strength Finders 2.0

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

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Spiralling to Strength in Lay Leadership

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?

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Catch & Release Leadership Development

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 truly effective in leadership development are constantly having to replace leaders – whether they’re a college football coaching staff, a business, a church or a non-profit organization. Even though it can often be inconvenient and difficult to keep building and ending relationships, healthy churches...
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Seminar

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 led to the explosive growth o porgnography use in our society. Most experts agree that half of the men in our churches are struggling with sexual temptation, and many of these men are experiencing internet pornography as a full blown addiction. It is devastating marriages, families, and churches. Yet, although...
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Recruiting Pastors in Seminary

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...no one follows this. There were students in my classes flying to Colorado and California, taking second and third interviews in March, and many students had their first call sealed up by April. Of course, many did not. Some churches still try to play by the "rules" and wait until The Banner comes out...
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When a pastor leaves a church, for any reason, what are the implications for church staff?

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? If you have experienced that situation and could guide others going through it, I'd like to hear from you, and I think others would, too. Are there resources, such as articles or books, that might inform that time of transition? This topic came up at a recent meeting of the Staff Ministry Committee (SMC)...
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Is there a central website where those interested in CRC Leadership Development Networks can share best practices?

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 to be more involved in ministry.I hear LDNs referred to occasionally, but is there a central online "meetingplace" for those involved?
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congregational and Leadership Training

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. This conference, endorsed by CRC Regional Home Missions' - Ben Becksvoort, and the Great Lakes Synod of the RCA's Rev, Rick Veenstra is designed for Pastors, Staff and Lay Leadership and is focused on providing creative and practical principles and ideas to enable effective ministry to our communities...
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Free: Leading with a Purpose Seminar

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 Leadership Group and is sponsored and hosted by the Leadership Exchange. The deadline for registration is April 30, 2011. For more information check out workshop details here on the Leadership Exchange website .
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