Church Leadership Summarized

It’s been my pleasure to serve as Leadership Development Director for the last three years and this final Church Leader Tool summarizes so much that I’ve learned and taught about. I hope and pray that this tool and my ministry as LDD has been a blessing to you!  -Pastor Stuart Luce  

Downloads to share or edit for local use:  PowerPoint Slides

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the six areas of church leadership has not been as much a priority in your ministry?
  2. How can you begin to grow that areas of church leadership?

“Fielding” Your Church Leadership Team

This teaching video will give you a new metaphor for growing your church leadership team along with some helpful new principles and examples.

Downloads to share or edit for local use:  PDF Document

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the three metaphors for your church leadership team do you need to expand in your context?
  2. What is one practical idea you can implement for your church leadership team?

7 Ways to Deepen Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, this article will inspire your servant leadership and give you some actionable steps to deepen your gratitude!

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are you particularly thankful for at this time in your life?
  2. Which of the seven suggested methods do you need to incorporate into your leadership?

Healthy Congregational Bodies

This video will help your congregation and leaders to interact in healthier ways by reflecting on the Apostle Paul’s metaphor of “The Body of Christ!”

Downloads to share or edit for local use:  PDF Document

Go deeper by reading Health Congregations: A Systems Approach by Peter Steinke.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one new area of congregational health this teaching made you think about?
  2. What idea or principle can you incorporate into your leadership to improve the health of your congregation?

Who Will Replace Eugene Peterson and Other Great Leaders?

We lost a great Christian leader when Eugene Peterson died on October 22, 2018. This blog post by Carey Nieuwhof not only remembers Eugene, but also points us toward great leadership including a podcast link to one of his last interviews. (If you’re not familiar with Peterson, this article will introduce you and this one reminds us of the importance of character.)

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the seven “voices of depth” that Nieuwhof writes about do you struggle with most?
  2. What practical steps can you take to develop this depth of character in your life and ministry?