Call and Covenant

Session 2 Purpose & Outline At the core of leadership formed and sustained by grace is covenant. The triune God has entered into covenant with us; and the grace to lead requires persistent renewal of our covenant with God,” Grace to Lead, page 91. Part A: Ordination as Covenant Explore and synthesize key readings and video …

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Proclamation and Worship

Session 7 Purpose and Outline “Pastors are called to be faithful in proclaiming the gospel, meet people where they are and be present in times of sorrow and joy, interpreting the seasons of life in ways that are consonant with Christ,” James R. Nieman, president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Part A: …

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Session 9 Purpose and Outline In the Wesleyan tradition, grace sustains Christian leadership and discipleship. One’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit is the foundation for Christian discipleship…” (Grace to Lead, page 89). Part A: What Is Discipleship? Explore what is means to define discipleship through the lens of four different voices. …

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Leading Through Change

 Session 10 Purpose & Outline “Leaders in every age have confronted challenges as opportunities for the manifestation of God’s power and presence.  The God who transformed crucifixion into resurrection in Jesus Christ is present through the Holy Spirit to bring healing, forgiveness, reconciliation, and transformation in the world of the new century,” (Grace to Lead, …

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Fruitful Discipleship

Session 8 Purpose and Outline “Fruitfulness is vastly different from what the world regards as success.  Fruitfulness has as its goal not personal advancement or acclaim but the advancement of God’s reign on earth.  It seeks to shape the life and work of the congregation through a shared passion for its mission.  Fruitful leaders care …

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