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Volume 43: People-ing The Dream
October 2017

EQUIPPING THE SAINTS FOR MINISTRY

Chris Westmoreland, pastor of Long’s Chapel UMC in Lake Junaluska
It was my last year of seminary when I sat down in the office of a beloved professor who was asking a question about a recently submitted project.  He asked, “I am not ordained but do you believe that I too am called by God?” My answer was confident, “Of course you are, we are all called and gifted by God for service.” Then I graduated and it’s like I had spiritual amnesia. I wanted to be super pastor. I didn’t see it at the time but everything I said “YES” to in ministry was depriving a volunteer servant in the church of using their God-given gifts...MORE


MORE CHURCH LEADERS – STRONGER CHURCH LEADERS

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is hosting a livestream event on Saturday, November 4 to help churches leverage leadership potential within their congregations.  During the seminar, participants will learn strategies to identify and support new leaders and build and maintain effective ministry teams. The event will be held from 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.  The WNC Leadership Development Team will reimburse the registration cost for any churches in WNC who participate. All you have to do is submit your registration receipt to Kim Ingram at mbradley@wnccumc.org and indicate to whom the payment should be made...MORE


CREATING A MULTIPLYING CULTURE

Intentional Impact helps leaders and congregations develop a multiplying culture. Their goal is to create leaders who develop leaders who develop leaders. These leaders help define a culture and grow a dream...MORE


THE EQUIPPING INSTITUTE

The Equipping Institute exists to help ministry leaders learn by experiencing. Their philosophy of a REAL approach: Relational, Experiential, Applicable, and Learner-Based is utilized in their training. Clemmons UMC in the Yadkin Valley District has utilized this resource and Dr. J. Matthew Burton, Jr., senior pastor, indicates “The Equipping Institute training at Clemmons UMC has transformed the culture of our congregation. It has moved us from a membership culture that asks, ‘What can the church do for me?’ to a discipleship culture that asks, ‘What can I do for Jesus in the community and world?’”
The website gives details about the program as well as related articles containing information and wisdom...MORE


EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY COACHING

Excellence in Ministry helps churches realize their vision by helping them move from Membership to Discipleship. They offer multiple resources including a workshop, blog, coaching, and more. Phil Maynard and their team believes every congregation has the potential to make a Kingdom difference and every disciple has the potential to grow toward maturity...MORE


LAUNCH & LEAD

Since the first cohort in 2011, Launch & Lead (formerly known as The Academy for Missional Wisdom) has been equipping people and teams from all over the US to launch and lead alternative forms of Christian community, and/or provide support to those who do.

The Missional Wisdom Foundation has trained many leaders in Western North Carolina and two more opportunities are forthcoming. Launch & Lead is a two-year equipping program. New cohorts are forming in November and January. The WNC Leadership Development Team has given a grant to reduce the cost for WNC participants...MORE


BREAKING 200 - WITHOUT BREAKING YOU

Carey Nieuwhof's Breaking 200 program gives leaders the skills to build a team of leaders, not just doers so that you can do what you do best. The 8-module online course offers 8 videos, a downloadable workbook and exercises to help your team learn and practical strategies to help your team grow. The sessions include Structure Bigger to Grow Bigger; The Pastor who does Everything; Scaling Pastoral Care; Finding the Right Leaders; Building Teams that Lead; Aligning Your Church; A New Way to Make Decisions; Stop Making Excuses...MORE


STEEPLE TO THE STREET

Do your leaders have a desire to start something new? Reach the community? Go “from the steeple to the street?” Western North Carolina Conference is engaged with Fresh Expressions to train leaders in Western North Carolina to think outside the box. Early in 2018, a Pioneer Learning Community will be getting started. Through this learning community experience, leaders will begin developing strategies for their communities and neighborhoods...MORE


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PREVIOUS eLEAD TOPICS

Vision and Leadership (September 2017)
Developing a Small Group Culture (August 2017)
Stepping Away for Formation, Renewal, and Growth (July 2017)
Starting on the Right Foot (June 2017)
Transitions (May 2017)
Creating the Culture You Desire (April 2017)
Missional Engagement (March 2017)
Implementing Strategic Direction (February 2017)
Recalibrating (January 2017)
 
 
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