Christian leadership is a gift of the Holy Spirit—God uses ordinary people to engage the needs in our world, neighborhood or home. LEAD believes that all leaders can grow—and that LEADERSHIP is HOPE!
The LEAD Team sees the impact growing leaders can have on growing congregations every day. In a little over three years we have learned a lot about moving leaders from Out of Breath to Growing, one step at a time.
So what is the secret sauce? Four things we call Growth Indicators for Vital Behaviors:
- Listening to God in scripture, prayer, congregation, and neighborhood
- Centering for deeper discipleship that clarifies call, values, and voice
- Exploring pathways forward with a shared vision
- Connecting with greater diversity, intentionality, and care
Shifting our own behavior as leaders is more than a personal improvement plan—it is hope for those who count on us to lead. All growing congregations have leaders who are growing. No question about that. It starts with one step at a time. This is the year!
Please join us as we move from frustration, low confidence, exhaustion, and fear to being people of hope. Hope that trusts God’s Spirit is working in each of us and in our congregations. As people of faith, we are anchored in this hope.
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5)