Adapted from CRM’s renowned reFocusing Networks curriculum, examine and apply three critical skills: Mentoring, Empowering Others, and Mobilizing Leaders. Learn and practice these critical, time-tested skills in a learning community with other pastors committed to raise their leadership acumen.
In a Church context that is becoming increasingly anxious, a distinctive kind of leadership is required. Perspectives and priorities culled from Edwin Friedman’s “A Failure of Nerve” and modeled by Jesus are applied to the challenge facing pastors in America today.
Mission in the Power of God’s Kingdom
Throughout Church history the proclamation of the Good News has been most effective when accompanied by demonstrations of the real-time reign of God. The Gospel is to be lived in word, deed, and power. A “two-legged-stool” is particularly ineffective in a post-modern world thirsty to experience the living God. As we’re “on mission” for Christ, is there a way to offer prayer, with the expectation that God will be revealed, while avoiding the wackiness associated with some on the fringe of the Church? Topics include: Introduction to Kingdom Ministry, a Ministry Model, Theological Understanding, and Application.
Making Disciples while on Mission
Practice a reproducible disciple-making process (Discovery Bible Studies) being used by God across the globe to share the good news and champion people to Christ-like maturity. Learn how to train members to impact those outside the Church. Receive tools to help the unchurched come to Jesus, and the churched to grow in Him. Examine Christian maturity, and how to provoke believers to grow beyond the shallowness so prevalent in Western churches today.