Thursday, January 10, 2008

Leading Forward '08: Investing in Leaders

· Invest in leaders. (our church) We have a need to find and empower new leaders, train & develop them and further develop all our leaders. Here is a list of what needs to happen.

o Define and call deacons at Grace. Includes preaching on deacons, setting up the selection process, and communicating their role to the church.

o Call elders. While things are running smoothly it’s a good time to call elders again. It’s been 7 years with the current elders. Some, if not all, will return. Others may be nominated. Even if nothing changes in the end, this process is important for us to go through. This will include preaching on elders and explaining the process for selection.

o Teach S.H.A.P.E. to all our people and challenge them to complete a personal ministry profile. Challenging them to find their place of ministry that fits their “Shape” follows. This would be a series possibly coupled with Home Group curriculum.

o Training conferences. We’ll go to The Summit & Catalyst plus a small group leader’s conference inviting our people to join us.

o We’ll continue to be on the lookout for potential staff members.

o Consider adding an office where coordination and training will be better served.