New to the Living Stones Network, webinars allow interactive team training from the comfort of your desk, office or living room. Learning as an individual or as a leadership/eldership team. These 1 hour sessions will comprise of a 20 minute presentation followed by 40 minutes of interactive discussion by the attendees and presenter.
We will be offering new topics or material already delivered at one of the forums or at our National Conference monthly, together with two convenient time-slots. This will allow other team members to join in without the need to travel.
DISCOVERING YOUR VISION - November 2017
Looking at the process and the people involved in finding and developing your unique vision as a church or ministry. Brad Carr (BotanyLife Community Church) will revisit his session presented at National Conference 2017, address questions and open up a discussion time. If this is an area that you and your church leadership are grappling with - then this webinar is for you and your team! Click here to view the recording
TRAINING VOLUNTEERS - November 2017
In this webinar, Steve Murray (Lifezone Church) will look at the importance of caring, acknowledging and bringing the best out of your volunteer teams. How can we move from just being on a roster, to being part of a team? He will delve into 5 practical steps that you can use for this crucial area in the body of the church. Gather your staff or leadership team to learn together and embrace new concepts to build relationships with your volunteers. Click here to view the recording
THE SERVICE LEADER - February 2018
Our church services contain worship, teaching & notices which tens to be the main three along with connect times, bible readings, baptisms, prayers and a range of other important things. Question is, once the planning is done, are our services then controlled by a run sheet? Are they simply a procession of people doing their thing? Or, is there a more profound dynamic at play, where the congregate people are led towards a greater degree of worship and response? In this webinar, Nick Field (The Street Church) explores the role of "The Service Leader" in our services, and how to lead effectively in the Sunday service. Click here to view the recording
WARNING LIGHTS - March 2018
We all know about warning lights. I have one on my stove top at home: it glows when the element under the glass is still hot. You have warnign lights on the dashboard of your car. They are there for your safety as well as your passengers. They are not to be ignored. There are warning lights also in our spiritual lives. Ignore them and not only will you suffer, but also those you lead. If you are in a minsitry role in your church, you need to be aware of a number of warning lights common to us all. In this webinar, Peter Somervell (Grace Church) will address 10 Warning Lights for Highly Vulnerable Leaders. Click here to view the recording
SEXUAL CONFUSION - April 2018
There's more pressure than ever before to experiment sexually. "You don't know what car you want (or what car you are) until you take it for a test drive" is becming a popular proverb that's even being taught in schools. Parents are refusing to talk to or about their children with gender specific terms - wanting 3 year old children to decide for themselves what gender they are. According to physiologists, we are living in "The Age of Hyper Sexualisation." When the lies get louder, the truth becomes harder to hear. The church can't stay silent any longer. How can we support and guide teenagers through this whirlwind of sexual confusion? In this webinar, Scott McCulloch (Youth Pastor) will share practical tips that will help your youth ministry and church find clarity, support and truth. Click here to view the recording
EFFECTIVE GROUP DISCUSSION - May 2018
As a discussion leader in a small group setting, we want people to really engage in thinking through how the timeless principles in God's Word work out in our lives. Such a discussion involves people with differing backgrounds, life situations, spiritual maturity and perspectives. The challenge for leaders is to lead in a way that people feel they can contribute without the discussion descending into a pooling of ignorance. Bevan Smith (Executive Pastor, The Orchard Church) will lead this webinar with the goal of equipping you to lead better small group discussions that - over time - will be life transforming to those who participate. Click here to view the recording
STAFF CARE - June 2018
Caring for our staff is an issue both about personal well-being and about the health of our whole church body. Therefore, we neglect or ignore it at our peril. Providing rhythms of care and development around church staff will lead to a happier and healthier staff environment, and enable us to give support where needed in a timely manner. Join Mark Fryer (Connections Pastor, Hope Community Church) as he leads this webinar in describing the way in which staff care is undertaken at Hope Community Church and how churches around New Zeaalnd can more intentionally provide an environment for ministry to thrive. Click here to view the recording
RUNNING GREAT MEETINGS - July 2018
Meetings are an integral part of Church leadership. We've all been to meetings where we come away questioning the value of the time we invested. How can we make sure that the meetings we run are led in such a way as to maximise the time spent together as a group? In this practical session we will explore how to make our meetings count. Join Igor Gerritsen (General Manager, Living Stones Network) as he leads this webinar, exploring ten key ingredients of running a great meeting that you can apply to various ministry settings.