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In this area of the website, you can search for resources that will enhance your leadership capacity. There are choices for personal and professional growth and you can use the search feature to find a variety of options. To narrow the results, use the filters on the left.

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Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Preaching, and Passion

by Adam Hamilton Imagine announcing a new series of sermons and seeing worship attendance increase by 1,000 people on the first Sunday of the new series. Or consider a pastor developing sermon plans two to three years out. What kind Continue reading Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Preaching, and Passion

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you Continue reading Financial Peace University

Study Leave for Ministry Professionals through Duke Divinity School

Find the time to read, reflect, research, or just relax with Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. Over the span of five to seven days, participants can immerse themselves in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship and prayer on the Continue reading Study Leave for Ministry Professionals through Duke Divinity School

General Board of Discipleship Stewardship Resources

Provides relevant and up-to-date stewardship information and resources. How do you lead stewardship in the local church? By nurturing generous living in our personal lives and in our life together as part of our congregation and Christ’s interconnected, connectional church. Continue reading General Board of Discipleship Stewardship Resources

Passion in Partnership

Scriptural Foundation for an Appreciative Approach “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things as just, whatsoever things  are  pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be Continue reading Passion in Partnership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Resources include : Leading Ideas Newsletter, Fostering a Culture of Generosity; Funding Your Ministry in Changing Times; Congregational Giving Profile; Reaching Others through Worship; Connect with Your Neighbors; Congregational Attendance Profile; 50 Ways Series: Reach New Disciples; Lewis Pastoral Leadership Inventory Continue reading Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) offers an exclusive focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations everywhere. We equip clients with the skills and insight to achieve more than Continue reading Center for Creative Leadership

Hinton Rural Life Center, First Parish Project

A program of ministry education, leadership development, and spiritual growth with ongoing peer support for young clergy serving in their first appointment in a church of small membership. Phone Number (828) 389-8336

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones Continue reading The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

Saint Francis Springs Prayer Center

A state-of-the-art facility that offers retreatants a natural setting for prayer, reflection, and meditation.  You are invited to spend a day, several days, or a week and enjoy the gift of slience in a prayerful environment.  Spiritual direction can be Continue reading Saint Francis Springs Prayer Center