208 results for “leadership development”

Leadership development is the training and cultivation of congregational leaders. It refers to development of a variety of skills and the leader as a person, whether clergy or laity. Subtopics include managing change, conflict, communication, decision making, meetings, strategic planning, visioning,authority, boundaries, integrity, spiritual gifts, spiritual growth, spiritual leadership and more.

 
  • What do you want to see your leaders do differently as a result of the training?
  • What is your congregation’s past experience with leadership development? 
  • Will the development make a cultural shift within the congregation as a whole?
  • If you’re considering a learning event, how will the learning extend beyond the initial event?
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Leadership is leading people to the place they’d go if they only knew how. This is the definition of leadership I learned from my friend Dr. James Rafferty.

Such leadership happens in the small...

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“The future is already here, it is just on the margins.” 
-Dave Gibbons, author and pastor of Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California

 

On February 11, 1805, a...

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Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear mission and vision statements. However, congregational leaders are less capable at enacting plans.

Years ago, Kennon Callahan described...

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The Leadership Network began in 1984 with a group of 20 that wanted the church to have deeper impact on the world. Now they serve over 200,000 leaders all over the world. Names associated with...

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Youth ministry with staying power has a clearly defined mission and vision, and it engages the whole congregation - including parents - in key relational and leadership roles. This group assists...

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This book offers a clear path toward a practical theology of change, acknowledging the constructive value of conflict as a healthy mechanism that moves congregations forward. With a pastoral tone,...

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Transitioning between the old and the new affects all congregations, and they feel it most profoundly when clergy leadership changes. Organizational consultant and author William Bridges says that...

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Many leadership books deal almost solely with theory. Such books can be interesting but not practical. This book is highly practical. The authors have taken the leadership dynamics originally...

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Several years ago, Ronald Heifetz started a leadership training organization rooted in the ideas first espoused in his book Leadership Without Easy Answers. Heifetz, a Harvard Business School...

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Seminary didn’t train me for this! That’s the refrain that begins Tod Bolsinger’s book Canoeing the Mountains. Bolsinger served the San Clemente Presbyterian Church for seventeen years. Now he...

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Tim Stevens, the author of this practical book on leadership principles, has a nonprofit background and served a long tenure as the Executive Pastor of the Granger Community Church in South Bend,...

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We often think of the church as an organization, but in this book, authors John Flowers and Karen Vannoy, push readers to think about the church as an organism. Organisms, by their very nature,...

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