Workshop 1 – Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Developing Ministry Values
Most church leaders have some sense of mission, but wrongly jump straight to strategy and goals, skipping over values. Good values—those that are unique to you and collaboratively discerned—act like the rudder on your ship, providing a means of steering in a particular direction. This session will teach you a proven form and process for developing ministry values.
Workshop 2 – Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Theory U (discernment and change)
Your very best brainstorming will always fall short of discovering God’s dreams for your ministry. But most of us aren’t very practiced in the art of collaborative spiritual discernment. We’ll unpack a model of discernment, and talk about how to apply it in both our ministries and our own lives.
Optional workshop - Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Developing Personal Vocational Values (for clergy and church staff only)
Similar to the work we did in the first session on ministry values, thriving church leaders do well to develop a set of Personal Vocational Values that serve as a decision-making and work-alignment tool, helping you do your best work. We’ll teach you a proprietary and proven approach to developing this unique set of values.
Workshop 3 – Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Organizational Lifecycles and Pathways of Change
We live in a constantly changing culture, but are often slow to change, leaving many churches in a very slow slide toward death. So it only makes sense that healthy and thriving ministries lean into and embrace change. We’ll look at the health of our ministries, present a model for evaluation, and consider multiple pathways for reinvention.
Workshop 4 – Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Leading Without Power
Coercive power is modeled all around us; but it sure wasn’t Jesus’ way. Let’s explore a variety of alternative ways you and your team can provide effective leadership. You’ll leave with a vision for one or two metaphorical job titles you can step into, and some practical action steps for implementation.