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Volume 54: The Heart of Leadership - A Spiritual Bedrock
September 2018

Ministry Leaders are often overworked and overwhelmed. As they face the adaptive challenges of being church in the world today, leaders need a deep well from which to draw sustenance and hope. A leader’s own spiritual development and renewal are essential for effective, sustained leadership. This edition of eLead offers stories and resources as a reminder and resource to encourage leaders to take the time and space they need to refresh and stay connected to God.


NURTURING SPIRITUAL LIFE TO BE A HEALTHY AND EFFECTIVE SPIRITUAL LEADER

by Rev. Jeanette Hayes, Pastor of First (Jonesville) - Wesley's Chapel (Elkin) - Piney Grove (Ronda) Cooperative Parish

In order to reap the benefits that nurture healthy and effective spiritual leadership, I believe you have to exercise the spiritual core muscles by reading and meditating on scripture. It’s not always easy because other things tend to war with you and demand your time... MORE


SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

by Rev. Kathie Sherrill, Retired Elder

Early in my ministry I was reminded of the importance of the spiritual practices nurtured in my childhood by my parents. Daily prayer and scripture reading are things that my parents modeled as individuals and included as daily family time together. I carried these practices into my life and continue them today... MORE


A SPIRITUALITY OF LEADERSHIP

by Rev. B. Parker Haynes, Pastor of St. Timothy's (Brevard)

Less than a week into my new appointment I heard these words almost half a dozen times, “Pastor, I’m ready to step down from my leadership role.” My hopes for this new and exciting beginning in ministry where we could faithfully live out our calling as the Body of Christ landed with a thud... MORE


SPIRITUAL RENEWAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Western North Carolina Conference Leadership Development Team (LDT) invites you to “Come Away” from the perpetual motion in 2018 and 2019 to intentionally seek the presence of God in a space, and in a posture before God, that you can receive what God has to offer you away from the myriad of needs in your community! Discover here some of the best places, spaces, and opportunities to be apart with Jesus. You commit $50 and are eligible for funds up to $500... MORE


 HUMBLE LEADERSHIP

by N. Graham Standish
There comes a point at which leadership can break down precisely because of our success as leaders. When confidence turns to pride and arrogance, we lose sight of the people that we have been called to serve and become consumed with following our own vision. Graham Standish offers a way forward that moves us through this paradox by seeking to humbly follow God's plans rather than our own. This book is often referenced by Bishop Leeland... MORE


LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was recently asked some questions on the subject of leadership by a British student on the Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School. The questions focused on his own leadership journey and the lessons he learned along the way. The video, originally intended just to help this one student with an assignment, ended up being shown to the entire course... MORE

And, read the book… Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mines the weekly Torah portions for insights into the nature of power, authority, and leadership. Based on the understanding that no man is born a leader, the book explores the principles, and perils, of becoming one. Profound, eloquent, and deeply inspiring, Lessons in Leadership reveals the biblical secrets of influence, as relevant now as they were three thousand years ago...MORE

 


 

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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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