Our workshops have relational, personal and interactive dimension. They are all customized to the needs of the participants, both young leaders who just start their ministry or those who have been involved in ministry for a number of years.
One for all and all for one
Every local church needs three kinds of leaders: Directional, administrative and pastoral. The first one asks: Where are we going? The second one asks: How can we organize our church so that we can go into this particular direction? The third one asks: How can we communicate this vision to our church people? What is characteristic about each one of them? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do we find these three kinds of leaders?
Leadership in a postmodern world
The world used to make sense. People used to be guided by the light of the lighthouse ashore as they navigated the ocean. Todays postmodern world is a world without the lamplighter, without the lighthouse, and without the dry land. There are only people who live on rafts made of their own imagination. The church of the living God needs navigators who communicate His word faithfully and effectively in our days and age.
It is possible!
There is nothing new under the sun. If we take a look at vibrant local churches around the world we may notice that there is something that they all have in common. God gives growth to His church but He does not release church leaders from their responsibility.
Collective or individual form of leadership?
The Bible is full of heroic characters that provided daring and faithful leadership: Noe, Rahab, Samson, David, Esther, Daniel, Peter and Paul. On the other hand there is strong Biblical basis for collective form of influence. Is there a way to have the best of both words? The answer is found at a point of tension between these two ideas.
Every church leader should function in a very specific sphere according to his giftedness. It can be motivating, mentoring, evangelism, pioneer work, coordinating, administration, etc.
Competing Values Leadership Practices Survey is an invaluable tool helpful in assessing your leadership team.
Dysfunctional leadership. What next?
Families can be dysfunctional. But so can be church leadership. It can be fragile and doomed to dissolve. Sick leadership is like a broken arm or leg. Fixing it will always be a painful process. Yet it is necessary. There are five elements of a dysfunctional team. Knowledge of these five elements is the first important step in the healing process.
Well intentioned dragons
They are in every church. They have good intentions but they can successfully rob a church leader of his energy. The most popular tactic of a well intentioned dragon is personal attack or power struggle. How to recognize a dragon? How to understand him or her? What do to about it?