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Volume 57: Best of 2018

December 2018

As the year comes to a close, the December edition of E-LEAD will once again feature the “best of” entries in the E-LEAD newsletter over the last year.  And, once again, they are written by Western North Carolina ministry leaders and colleagues.  We would love to receive and publish your leadership reflections.  If you have an experience of leadership from which you learned and grew (even if you failed), we’d love for you to reflect on it for us.


THE POLITICS OF PREACHING

by Parker Haynes, Associate Pastor, Myers Park United Methodist Church.

In his piece on secular preaching, Jason Byassee begins by saying, "Preaching is always particular." I would add that preaching is always political...MORE


HOW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT RESURRECTED A DYING RURAL CHURCH

by Rev. Laura Beach Byrch and Matt Gundlach.

Despite their uniqueness, the pastor and lay leadership of Blackburn's Chapel have gotten to where they are today using leadership practices and skills that are available to leaders in any context...MORE


AGILE LEADERSHIP

by Andrea Smith, Pastor of West UMC. 

We recognized that innovation was required to make annual conference worship happen, and regardless of whatever challenges we faced, it was our responsibility to lead through those challenges... MORE


MY EXPERIENCE WITH FRESH EXPRESSIONS OF CHURCH

by Reverand Charles Dirico, Sr. Pastor at Thrift UMC.

Charles Dirico has worked worked with Selwyn United Methodist Church for the past two years implementing Fresh Expressions of Church. He shares his experiences and how listening led his church in reaching the community... MORE

 


WHY SELF-AWARENESS IS HELPFUL FOR MINISTRY LEADERS

by Rev. Mark Muckler, Pastor Central UMC, Mt Airy.
Over the past ten years, through varying seminars, continuing education classes, programs, and other ministerial offerings, I’ve been blessed with a myriad of opportunities to help me better understand myself as a called & ordained clergyman...MORE


 

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PREVIOUS eLEAD TOPICS

Partnerships (November 2018)
Effective Leaders in Ministry (October 2018)
The Heart of Leadership - A Spiritual Bedrock (September 2018)
Equipping Leaders (August 2018)
Agile Leadership (July 2018)
Cultural Disruption Strategies (June 2018)
Providing Leadership in Ministry with Millennials (May 2018)
The Politics of Preaching (April 2018)
Engaging and Impacting Community (March 2018)
Spiritual Care (February 2018)
Developing Self-Awareness (January 2018)
Best of 2017 (December 2017)
Investing in the Dream (November 2017)
People-ing The Dream (October 2017)
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)
 
 
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