Deeper Dives


From time to time, we will host online events or webinars to provide leaders a place to prayerfully reflect upon how they are investing in the growth and maturity of their people. Below are some of our favorites.



 

Barriers to Spiritual Growth

 

The local church can be a place of deep growth, but our maturing will not be without ppposition and struggle. What are those dynamics that frustrate our maturity into Christ? And how can we learn to deepen our trust and faithfulness amidst these persistent barriers? Join us to learn more and enter into the discussion (recorded November 18th, 2015).

Here is a handout of the PowerPoint slides for you to download and take notes.


 

The Life of a Leader: Rhythm vs. Balance:

In this fast-paced, highly-driven, consumer-mentality society, is “balance” even the right thing to strive toward in our lives?  What does it mean to live and lead in a healthy “rhythm?”  Join us for a live discussion with other leaders, like yourself, as we work through what it means to find a “rhythm to our lives” in a full and whole kind of way (recorded December 10, 2014).


 

Cultivating A Culture of Walking Alongside-ness:

We are growing increasingly attentive to the factors that help a congregation’s leadership culture move from mere enlistment to mindful investment. Join us as we discuss what we are learning about how the practice of walking alongside-ness becomes fundamental for adult leadership formation. With Randy Reese, Pam Edwards and Rob Loane (recorded February 20, 2014).


 

Demystifying Spiritual Mentoring

What often keeps us from those one-on-one relationships in which we seek to help another in their growth toward Christlikeness is our tendency to idolize or over-complicate the relationship. Spiritual mentoring is not a ministry for specialists or experts; it belongs to the priesthood of all believers. Listen in as we discuss this tendency and seek to simplify this wonderful opportunity we all have to walk alongside another as a spiritual friend or mentor on the journey. With Rob Loane, Brent Eliason and Randy Reese (Recorded November 19, 2013)


 

Best Practices: Local Church Leadership Development:

What can we learn regarding the work of developing Christian leaders? A panel of leaders came together to share and swap stories and practices that they have found fruitful in their local church context. Our panelists were Beth Booram from Indianapolis IN; Pam Edwards from Waterloo IA; and Kent Priebe from Calgary AB. (Recorded May 2, 2012)


 

Crucibles: Times of Disorientation in a Leader’s Life:

What am I to do as a leader when life simply does not make sense? These seasons will come, and they often prove to be very trying, isolating, and confusing. But they can also be heightened times of learning in our lives and for our leadership. How are we to respond faithfully? There are ways we can learn to navigate such times. Join us to learn how. (recorded December 1, 2011)


 

Igniting Adult Believers: A Life Story Approach:

We live in a culture that tells us either “our story doesn’t really matter” or “our story is all that matters.” This can be profoundly confusing to our spiritual development today. A crucial way in which we can intentionally support and challenge adult believers to grow up into Christ is by prayerfully paying attention with them to their life stories. For only in the economy of God’s larger story do we discover that our stories matter immensely. (recorded February 10, 2011)




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