There are few topics more important to church leaders than leadership development. For example, what process do you have for identifying, empowering and equipping leaders to make the vision of your church a reality. At conference we will explore growing the leader within, calling the leaders around and raising the leaders beneath. We'll examine what it means to be a resilient, courageous, mature and Godly shepherd of people. We'll also examine the characteristics of churches that are good at developing leaders.
In this opening session we will discover the top 10 areas that churches who are successful in growing leaders, do. Each partcipant will complete a self/team analysis on a score card, grading your current position. Followed but practical "Next Steps" to improve in certain areas. Then finally, identifying the top 3 that really need some work.
Peter will be bringing us one of three Bible session focusing on growing the leader within. He will address the first session on 'how do we endeavour to be a resilient and courageous leader'.
"What makes for a courageous and resilient leader? Is it great gifting? Is it great ability? That's what the world would have us think. But that's not how God operates. In the example of Gideon we are going to see how God chooses the most unlikely people to use for his glory. We learn that it's not about what we can or cannot do, but what God does in and through us by his power. That's got to be good news for all of us!"
Session 3 – RECRUITING & DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERS - BRENT DOLFO
Every leaders job is to develop other leaders. To do that, we have to believe everything we need to reach our city, is already sitting in our pews. Our job is to:
In this session we will hear from three dynamic young leaders in New Zealand, speaking from their experiences as a young leader in the church. They will share how they have grown and developed as a leader to this point, who has shaped their heart for serving in the church, what excites them about the ministries they are involved in and what sort difficulties they have encountered along the way
Greg will be bringing us the second Bible session focusing on growing the leader within. He will address this session on 'how do we endeavour to be a mature and Godly leader'.
"We're in an age and culture that prioritises feelings and pragmatics over truth. If you want to be a godly leader who will make a significant impact, then you must prioritise the pursuit, practice and proclamation of biblical truth above all else - just as the apostle Paul told Timothy all those year ago."
Jenny will be bringing us the third and final Bible session focusing on growing the leader within. She will be addressing, 'how do we endeavour to be a shepherding leader'.
"The greatest shepherd of all time has given each of us the job of looking after his sheep - what a responsibility! Being a shepherding leader involves far more than just moving sheep from one place to another, so let's discover exactly what it does involve and how we can do it well."
In this session, Brent will address 6 simple coaching questions that make the complex things simple. Followed by time of Q & A.
In this final session, we have the theory, now how do we make it work? Working in teams, Brent will help shape a pathway for leadership development in your church, building with an end in mind, looking at