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Volume 53: Equipping Leaders
August 2018

Equipping Leaders involves helping others capture a vision, identify their gifts, hear their particular call, and engage in ministry.  Sometimes this involves the leader taking a risk. This edition of e-LEAD helps leaders equip others through the ways they identify, encourage, equip, and motivate those in their midst.


8 WAYS TO RECRUIT, ENGAGE, AND KEEP VOLUNTEERS

by Donna Schaper, The Christian Century

While volunteer recruitment is an in­creasingly important skill in many fields, it has always been key to the religious institutional experience. And according to the group Partners for Sacred Places, congregations have an “economic halo effect” when it comes to the value they return to their communities... MORE


PARTNERING WITH LAITY: IMPROVING CULTURE AND PROCESS TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE

You are invited to join John Dyer, a life-long member of the United Methodist Church with over 30 years of experience helping organizations achieve their improvement goals, in a two-part training event on August 29-30... MORE


INFLUENCING POSITIVE CHANGE – FINDING COURAGE

by Dave Zietlow, President of DPZietlow & Associates

As leaders empower others for ministry in order to bring about change, they can run into obstacles or face resistance. It takes courage for a leader to intentionally move forward. This article by Dave Zietlow outlines steps leaders can take to lean into the courage needed to advance change... MORE


 

WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM

by Ron Carucci, Harvard Business Review

Whether a “team” includes staff, lay leadership, or a combination, the leader has a role in motivating the team. This motivation can be perceived as insincere or unrelated. Ron Carucci offers suggestions for creating an environment where people want to give their best... MORE


INTENTIONAL IMPACT

Intentional Impact provides resources for ministry leaders to develop environments, processes, and vision to shape leaders within the church or ministry. Their ALIGN online curriculum allows you to train and equip your leaders. You can access all of their resources and read their blog at www.intentionalimpact.com.  To learn more about ALIGN, click here.


6 THINGS WISE LEADERS DO TO ENGAGE THEIR EMPLOYEES

by Glenn Llopis, Forbes

In order for leaders to engage people in a vision, they have to help them capture the vision and then embrace their role. Leaders encourage people to reach their full potential as they serve in the church and in the world. This article helps a leader think through what it means to engage others in ministry – whether it is staff or volunteers... MORE


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PREVIOUS eLEAD TOPICS

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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