Key Relationships for Spiritual Health

This interview with Dr. David Baker will give you a wonderful new paradigm to think about your relationships and a number of suggestions of how to grow your team to be a more effective spiritual leader.

Going Deeper:

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one new idea you got from this interview that will be helpful to you?
  2. What is the key relationship you need to add at this time and who will you ask to help fill this role?

The Face of Effective Leadership

This wonderful interview with Candy Maxwell, Lay Leadership Development Director for our synod, gives an excellent definition of leadership and explores some of it’s essential qualities.

Going Deeper:

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the quality of effective leadership that you are strongest in?
  2. What is the quality of effective leadership that you need to grow in most?

Leading Difficult Conversations

This interview with Pastor Nancy Kraft will introduce a simple but powerful method of helping people with different perspectives (such as politics) to learn and grow from each other.

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Going Deeper:

Discussion Questions:

  1. If you were to imagine holding a conversation like this event, what would be the most challenging aspect in your congregation or ministry?
  2. What is one area of “differing perspectives” in which your congregation or ministry might benefit from such a structured conversation?

Receiving Feedback

We all get it, but not everyone benefits from this gift! I hope you enjoy and are as blessed by listening to this interview as I was to spend the time with Pastor John Pumphrey. (By the way, if you are a leader in the Delaware-Maryland Synod, you might want to connect with your local chaplain, part of the Healthy Leaders Initiative.)

Downloads: PowerPoint

Going Deeper:

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the “receiving feedback” skills is most challenging for you?
  2. What is one practical idea you could take from this interview to improve your receiving feedback skills?

John Auger on Change (2 of 2)

A second interview with Delaware-Maryland Synod Vice President on the topic of change, this time talking about John’s personal philosophy of change, some thoughts about the book “Switch” and changes coming for our synod.

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Going Deeper:

Discussion Questions:

  1. What did John share that challenged your view of change?
  2. In what ways could you apply John’s thoughts on change to your ministry or organization?