Leading a Church Staff: Basic Tools for Effective Lead Pastors
The role of the lead pastor is an exciting and challenging one as a spiritual leader. Helping people be effective as lead pastors is the goal of this seminar. Participants will focus attention and discussion on these issues and topics that are central to the ministry of the lead pastor: staff roles, developing mission and vision, staff covenant, coach a staff, communication, developing leaders, staff systems and functioning, and growing spiritual community. Participants will learn models, tips, theories and practical handles to help them function compassionately, competently and confidently as lead pastor. The key issues that this seminar will focus on to help the church successfully make the necessary transition to grow are purposeful leadership, coaching staff adn developing a leadership network.
The seminar will include cases and resources from the leader and the participants, as well as significant time for discussion. This will be a particularly helpful orientation for those new in their role. Participants will then meet in one follow-up session for ongoing support and to help implement the principles shared int eh seminar, as well as to address specific questions and concerns regarding continuing, effective ministry.
This seminar will be held at Peoria First UMC July 25-26. Times of the sessions are 1 to 9 p.m. July 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26. The follow-up session will be held Feb. 5, 2013, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Conference Center in Springfield.
Registration is $35 for each registrant. The registration fee for each seminar includes lunch, dinner and materials. Accommodations and other meals are on your own.
The Four Points Sheraton Downtown Peoria offers discounted rates if you identify your relationship to the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
Seminar Leader: Dr. Doug Anderson is executive director of the Bishop Reuben Job Center for Leadership Development at Dakota Wesleyan University. He was a district superintendent and pastor of several growing churches of different sizes in The United Methodist Church and now also serves on the Indiana Conference Congregational Development Team. He has lead a variety of practical church seminars and consultations for more than 25 years. He is a member of the Academy for Spiritual Formation of the Upper Room. He has taught at the United Methodist School of Congregational Development (including Copenhagen, Denmark) for the last seven years -- and will teach a ministry track again this year in Nashville, Tenn. He is the co-author with Bishop Michael Coyner of the award-winning book, The Race to Reach Out. And best of all, his seminars are energetic, effective and fun.
The seminar is co-sponsored by the IGRC Cabinet and the IGRC Equipping and Connecting Team.