August 18, October 20, November 11
August 18 - Insitute Orientation
October 20 - How to be a linchpin in your organzation
November 10 - Self care of the leader
Aaron Asay will be guiding everyone through an excersie/personality test called the thinking wavelenthgs. Are you a builder? A minder? A conciever? Find out who you are and how to use this to your advantage in your chosen field.
Aaron Brocket & Dave Jamerson
Recently Aaron has been thinking a lot about the spectrum of extreme evangelism to extreme disciplehsip. Where a church falls on that spectrum and how intentional they are about it will have great implications for that church. Aaron will give us some insight into this important concept.
Leadership By Multiplication
Scripture gives church leaders some guidance to avoid burnout and reach maximum effectiveness. Explore this biblical and practical approach to leadership by multiplication.
You only have so many hours a day to accomplish the mission you have been given by God. How do you make sure you are makding the most of your time?
Measuring results in ministry. Sometimes in the church we shy away from measuring results because, it's about the people after all. But is this a good plan and is it biblical? Mick has some thoughts and experience in this area and will share it with us.
Staying fresh in ministry - If you want to be in minsiry for 20+ years, Justin has some advice for you.
When Helping Hurts - Often times we go into a mission opportunity thinking this is helping people, but sometimes upon a closer review, it's not. Are we actually creating a handout mindset? Is the solution sustaibable by the local people? Is your model of missions helping more than it hurts?
Advice for Young Leaders - For years, Brad has been leading a movement of next generation leaders called Catalyst, and every month he publishes a "Young Influencers List" based on the people he's meeting and interacting with. Brad has published a book called "The Catalyst Leader" and loves developing young leaders.
The Real World of Artistic Ministry - When you get the senior pastor, musicians, creative team and producer in a room, how do you make it all work and come out with a cohesive plan for sunday. Jill has been doing this smashing succuss over the years and will share her experience with us.
Goal Setting and Evaluation
Growing a Rural Church - The rural church can be a tricky organziation with it's subcultures and small towns. Brian has started a multisite rural church and will share his experiences and knowledge about what he is up to in Dodgeville Wisconsin.