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The Joy of Service
In today’s church climate many Christian workers have withdrawn from the church to pursue personal fulfillment. The question a Christian worker often asks them self is: “What makes me happy?” rather than “What gives me joy?” Many people of faith are challenged by seeing and experiencing the JOY that comes with serving the body of Christ. In this session, we will explore the promises of God and the ultimate victory of faithful service.
Leading Under the Scrutiny of Social Media
(Technology and the Local Church)
The institutional church finds itself under intense scrutiny in this age of technology. There is great concern that the local church is failing at its mission to lead people into fellowship with Jesus Christ, because of her reluctance to adapt to the demands of technological expediency. As leaders who serve in the local church, this indictment must be understood and evaluated. In this session we will take a critical look at the state of the local church, and what role social media and technology play in its life cycle.
Leading People While Discerning God’s Will
Leading people in Christ’s church is an enormous responsibility. Ensuring the right person is serving in the right ministry is critical. Churches have collapsed as a result of people operating in leadership positions without discerning the Will of God beforehand. This session will illustrate the dynamics of leadership, its impact on the church, and how to ensure that we are discerning God’s Will while leading in the church.
Understanding Church Organization & the Role Leaders Play
The church has a multitude of arteries referred to as auxiliaries or departments. When all departments are working well together the church’s ministry flourishes and is pleasing to the Lord. However, churches struggle with getting each auxiliary to work in harmony. Church leaders need to know how ministries within the church are to work in conjunction with each other. This session aims to inform leaders how to understand church organization and the role we play in producing harmony.
What do “they” Believe?
In this session we will explore a multitude of denominational doctrines; in general terms. As our society is becoming more religiously plural it is essential that church leaders have some understanding of what people believe outside of their faith tradition. Congregations are also becoming a mix of faith traditions under one roof. Religious diversity is shaping our world as it influences how people think and behave. Church leaders could benefit immensely if they understood belief systems outside their own faith tradition. The lecture and Q&A period will serve to enlighten church leaders about different religious doctrine.
Perpetuated Biblical Interpretations
This session we will illustrate biblical interpretations that have been the subject of debate and controversy within Christianity for decades. Many religious leaders adopt, borrow and pass on biblical interpretations without scrutiny. However, all biblical interpretations may not be valid in every faith tradition. This lecture and discussion aim to highlight biblical interpretations that have been perpetuated for decades that may not hold up to the scrutiny of hermeneutic scholarship.
Developing a Christian Personality
In this session, we will investigate the mindset, character trait and personality of Jesus Christ in ministry leadership. Leaders are often challenged with surrendering their personal ambitions of doing things their way opposed to Christ way. Church leaders are charged with embracing the attitude necessary for the work of Christian ministry. It is essential for leaders within the local church to have a firm understanding of the personality required to be effective in leading ministry. We will discuss volunteerism, personal sacrifice, humility, taking initiative, practicing patience, controlling your temper and finishing your assignment with the mindset of Christ.
Church History in Warp Speed
This session aims to stimulate interest in the historical progression of the church by providing a brief synopsis of church history. Though it is not possible to ascertain a serious understanding all of the events that shaped Christianity throughout time in an hour, church leaders will be able to gain an appreciation for the depth of its history. We believe church leaders simply minister with more wisdom when they have an understanding of where church traditions and ideologies stem from.