Development Guide for Effective Ministry

The guide is designed for congregational leaders (pastors), district superintendents, coaches, and consultants working in the context of the United Methodist Church. In particular, it is intended for people who are seeking to develop leadership behaviors and practices, as well as those who are supporting them in their development. We know that for development to occur, and for the impacts to make a lasting difference, leaders at all levels must be clear on what skill or behavior they need to improve, be motivated to make the change, and know what steps to take. It provides you with ideas and strategies on how to improve where you need to be stronger or work around a need, so that you can be as effective as possible.

The guide is intended for individual leaders who believe that they have a need, and want to do something about it, as well as supervisors, coaches, and consultants who are supporting leaders in their developmental journeys. The tips in this guide provide practical guidance to help you develop the key competencies of congregational leadership. If you recognize your needs, and are motivated to do something about them, then this guide is for you.

This book was created with the support and funding of The Duke Endowment, the ebook is meant to be a gift to every clergy and lay person serving the local church. If you prefer a print copy of the book, it can be purchased here.

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