Pastoral Leadership Consultation Group
For Charlotte Area Lead & Associate Pastors, Certified Lay Pastors, Youth Ministers, Judicatory Leaders
Three Emphases: Conflict Management, Congregational System Leadership According to Personality Temperament & Self Care
Mark Larson, D.Min., L.P.C.Supervisor, Fellow A.A.P.C. Methodist Counseling & Consultation Services
14 Mondays, 2-4:30pm October 2015 - May 2016
First Meeting: October 19 2015, 2-4:30pm
** Registration deadline is October 18, 2015 **
Reading List: Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence by Olsen and Devor. 2015
What Type of Leader Are You? Using the Enneagram System to Identify and Grow Your Leadership Strengths and Achieve Maximum Success by Lapid-Bogda. 2007
Managing Church Conflict by Halverstadt. 1991
Leading Change in the Congregation by Rendle. 1998
Additional reading based on group interests
Location: Mark’s office, Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Schedule: 14, 2.5 hour Sessions: October 2013 through May 2014, (two Mondays per month with relaxed schedules during Advent & Lent)
Cost to each pastor: $600 for 14 meetings * If more than 5 participants, cost will be lowered *
Books: approximately $120
For information contact:
Registration deadline is October 18, 2015
Pastoral Leadership Consultation Group Description
Conflict Management, Congregational System Leadership According to Personality Temperament & Self Care
· Practice assessing individuals and congregational decision-making processes
· Practice acting and/or referring appropriate to the type and level of situation or conflict
· Practice utilizing Congregational Systems approaches in pastoral leadership consistent with your own personality temperament
· Self-evaluating current self-care strategies, with additional ideas and support for new strategies
Additional readings will follow group members' emerging needs.
Through verbatim presentations of your current work and guided supportive discussions the group process aids the presenter and group in:
· addressing current congregational issues and difficulties in a supportive, honest and confidential setting
· practicing new perspectives in the readings in current parish situations
· discussing and strengthening understandings of pastoral identity,
pastoral leadership, discerning one’s unique, specific strengths and growing edges, transforming decision-making processes
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
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