by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., says people’s first impressions are often shaped by assumptions and stereotypes. And the early information we get about a person influences how we interpret and remember later information, simply because in Continue reading Why First Impressions Really Do Matter
This list of spiritual directors has been compiled on behalf of the Leadership Development Team. If you suggestions to add, please send the information to Kim Ingram at email@example.com. Please include the name, credentials, location, and contact information. Appalachian District Continue reading Western North Carolina Spiritual Directors by Districts
by William Treseder I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, Continue reading The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus
by Dave Zietlow New Year’s resolutions allow the possibility for a season to recalibrate self and ministry. Perhaps this is a time to focus on spiritual renewal. As a pastoral coach for the past several years in the North Carolina Continue reading Leveraging Coaching
I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13) “I am tired; burned out. I have been beaten up by the dysfunction of this congregation, and the two before this Continue reading Is There Enough Goodness to Justify a Life in Ministry?
They Don’t Really Work. Here’s What to Do Instead by Michael Hyatt New Year’s resolutions are as old as time, but that doesn’t mean they’re very effective. It only takes a day or two into January before the #resolutionfail hashtag Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Bother Making New Year’s Resolutions
by Leesa Sluder As a Professional Coach with the Davidson Clergy Center for the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of working with over 150 ministers from various denominations. Many I have coached for months and even years, Continue reading Observations on Successful Clergy Habits
Mapping the Journey of Ministry There is an old saying; “If you do not know where you are going you may end up some place else.” I thought of this as I pondered my 44 years of ministry after retiring Continue reading When You Get There Where Will You Be?
This workshop is sponsored and funded by the Leadership Development Team of WNCC. It is a 48-hour experience during which you remember your call and best ministry moments, celebrate your strengths, consider your current ministry, identify development needs, and create Continue reading Called and Gifted to Lead Workshop
Another way to enhance your spiritual life is to meet with a spiritual director. “The ministry of Spiritual Direction can be understood as the meeting of two or more people whose desire is to prayerfully listen for the movements of Continue reading Spiritual Direction