congregational leadership and organizational systems
These efforts are funded through the Presbytery of Cincinnati’s Lilly Grant.
Create a set of tools to foster connections, resources, and strong leadership capabilities, enabling our churches to identify and adapt to current local and cultural trends, and driving them to thrive and grow. The program will reflect key Reformed traditions while also developing and maximizing individual congregational and contextual distinctives.
Leadership – training for both Pastors and lay leaders on leadership styles and best practices; emphasize ways to lead missionally and strategically.
Team dynamics will also be considered with a view to improving the leadership cultures of individual churches.
Systems – Pastors and lay leaders from participating churches will walk together through a 12-18 month program that includes:
Churches that have participated in the program will meet with the Center for Learning periodically after completion of the formal program to share continued successes and challenges, as well as aid in the creation of sharable curriculum, training, case studies for broad dissemination, and next steps in the journey.