Leadership

Leadership Teleconference

Join us for the next Leadership Teleconference on
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Our next book for discussion is A Work of Heart authored by Reggie McNeal.

(Find the book at amazon.com)
 

 

Additional Resources

Resources! As a pastor, I rely heavily on resources to help me grow as a leader. Books … articles … contacts … you name it! Below you'll find several free resources provided by the NAB as well as a link to amazon.com where you can purchase recommended books to help you grow in leadership. It's good to know that we don't have to navigate the waters of leadership alone. Others have passed this way and we can glean from their experiences.

 

 

 

Level 5—Join the Journey

VantagePoint3 is a ministry committed to providing resources and processes which help deepen and empower adult believers in local settings. Their approach invites a unique learning experience around three questions: Who is God? Who am I? What does God desire to do through my life? The concern of VantagePoint3 is to help followers of Jesus deepen their followership, and at the same time stir within them a desire and ability to lead in a more Christian manner. Growing toward maturity is a slow and deep work. VantagePoint3 provides a process to help you walk alongside others in this important work of discipleship within the church in North America.

Level 4—Equip a Team

If it’s true that everything rises and falls on leadership, then it’s imperative to be developing leaders… especially in the church. A number of churches have implemented a leadership development process using EQUIP by John Maxwell and LeaderShift by Don Cousins. Both are phenomenal resources through which you will see tremendous growth in your leaders and their leadership. EQUIP focuses primarily on the issues of character and skill. LeaderShift provides a strategy for building teams and developing people for the work of ministry.

Level 3—Form a Group

Life Transformation most often begins with biblical Information in the context of authentic community relationships. Greg Ogden’s book Discipleship Essentials is a great guide to build lives in Christ. The twenty-four studies cover many of the key issues necessary to help a person move toward spiritual maturity. Useable as a personal or small group study guide, Regional Minister Tim Blackburn (pictured on this page) has found that the churches receiving the greatest value from this resource are those that use it in the context of “reproducible triads.” Three men or women study the material together as peers with the understanding that after completion of the study, each participant will then recruit and help two new people learn and apply the same material.

Level 2—Be Informed

Your commitment to Level 2 means reading one leadership book a year (one every six months), usually one secular and one from a Christian perspective; interacting with other readers across the world about the book in an online discussion forum; then participating in a teleconference conversation with the authors where everyone can ask questions from their reading and interaction with the ideas. This is a simple plan that allows you to grow, and to do it together with like-minded leaders. Click here to see the book selections and find out when the next online forum and teleconference are scheduled—and how to sign up for this great opportunity.

Level 1—Get Started

Many people want to keep growing and learning, but most don't—they simply will not invest the time. Will you? Ten minutes per month… that’s all we ask. Take a few minutes to VIEW some of the previous lessons. Then SIGN UP to receive the monthly leadership lesson.

Daniel Hamil
Executive Director/CEO (Interim)
North American Baptists, Inc.
Roseville, California

 

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Biblical Concept?

Is Leadership Development a Biblical Concept?

The first question is answered in the creation account of man:

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make every man in Our image, and in Our likeness; let them rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. ’” (Genesis 1:26)

Please reread Genesis 1: 26 and following. You will quickly discover that we were born to lead(!), to have authority, to “rule,” and to take dominion. That is how God has wired us. Let’s look at this a little deeper.

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