In the midst of massive change and disruption, Scripture gives us a model for a leadership that is grounded in God's mission. Three critical tasks for leadership are:
Orienting our people towards God
Getting clear on the story that this shaping us
Discovering God making things new in unexpected people and places
A Proposal for Leading God's People in Uncertain Times
There is a tension between what the Bible tells us about leadership in disruptive times and the expectations that leaders will fix the church or have a vision that will solve the problems. Our vocation is forming a people who embrace God’s mission. Scripture offers us a way of being God’s people in these disruptive times...
How to involve your Leadership Team
Church leadership teams have a critical role to play in seeing where God is at work and shaping congregational life around the mission of God. Here is how you can get started with your team now.
Grounding Decision Making in the Mission of God
Leadership Team Discussion Guide
Invite your leadership team to consider one of the ways in which Scripture gives us a model to ground how we make decisions together. Use this free video and discussion guide to introduce biblical examples of how God is making things new in unexpected people and places. Consider together what this could mean for you as a leadership team.
Leadership Team Decision Making Assessment
The ways we make decisions are complex. Whether or not your congregation is going through a season of change, it’s important to reflect on what is driving your planning and decision making. We bring assumptions to our decision-making processes that we usually take for granted and, therefore, aren’t always aware of them.
Get a picture of what’s driving your planning and decision making and consider some next steps for shaping your work in response to God’s invitation.
Shaping your Leadership around God's Mission
This is a moment of hope. God is at work. Scarcity, anxiety and fear are not our story. Jesus is reweaving the torn threads of life, the Spirit is at work in your neighbourhood making all things new. Your congregation is being called to be a sign and witness that in the midst of fear there will be joy.
In this 10 month Mentorship Program you will:
- Learn key practices in how to shape congregational life around God’s mission right where you are.
- Join a small group of leaders mentored by TMN’s Alan Roxburgh.
- Access exclusive TMN resources to help you step into the new thing God is doing.
Applications for 2021-2022 are due August 15 with a start in September 2021.