An intensive on-site visit over a span of 3-4 days, including a survey of the leadership and congregation, in-depth discussions with the elder/lead/pastoral team and a written report detailing impressions, feedback and suggested actions.
Spiritual Formation for Leaders and Teams
A day-long session for your community’s leaders which focuses on helping them gain an understanding of how God forms us, see the strengths they already have, view the challenges in their individual and corporate life through the grid of formation and the skills God would like to build through those challenges, and finally the new strengths/Christlikeness God is working to lead them towards.
We start with some formational prayer, move on to stages of formation as envisioned by Richard Rohr, the difference between the managed life and the forming life and then finally to individual and then corporate strengths/skills assessments as we discover together what God is up to in our midst.
“We appreciated the assistance in instigating a conversation on Friday night about our struggle with transience. You gave us an outside perspective on our problems and it was useful to know that we are not the only community that struggles with this issue.
On Saturday, I found the tools you introduced to be useful for introspection and to provide a lens for better understanding my own spiritual journey. Overall, it was just concretely useful; for instance, I have heard several folks in our community repeat the ‘forming life’ question as they process a difficult experience.”
Elder/Lead Team Consulting
Coming out of the book Eldership and the Mission of God: Equipping Teams for Faithful Church Leadership, we have content and exercises for a one-day or one evening/one day intensive that helps Elder teams, especially those in new churches, get grounded in their work together, their relationships as a “community-within-a-community” and in all the myriad difficulties they will face or are facing together. The emphasis is on team health and mission-orientation.
Questions are the root of all answers.
Don’t Be Shy!