Experienced pastors tell us that there are a host of practical management skills they wish they’d had when they went into their first lead pastoral role. Things like planning, staff and volunteer management, publicizing their activities, and practical leadership tips all suddenly seem essential.
Working with Providence Theological Seminary, we have developed a workshop series to meet that need. Focused first on the needs of new pastors, our intention is to provide them with the basic skills of management, adapted to the church setting.
Experienced pastors have also expressed interest in this workshop, as an opportunity to become more efficient on some of the day-to-day administration skills, freeing up more time to concentrate on ministry.
- 6 sessions
- every other Thursday morning
- Jan 10 - Mar 21, 2013
- 8:30 – 11:30 am
- Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg
- $300 plus GST per participant (bursaries available if needed)
- To provide practical tools and skills for increasing the effective operation of a ministry organization leading to a greater impact on the Kingdom for the Glory of God.
|Session 1||Introduction & Overview||Jan 10|
|Session 2||Planning & Organizing||Jan 24|
|Session 3||Leading||Feb 7|
|Session 4||Marketing & Communications||Feb 21|
|Session 5||Human Resource Administration and Management||Mar 7|
|Session 6||Staying on Track & Wrap-Up||Mar 21|
Each session will include:
- A short overview of the area of focus.
- A discussion of how the relevant management skills and tools can best be adapted to a church setting.
- A case-based application to actual church situations.
- “Take-home” activities to apply in your church during the two weeks until the next session.
- The following session will begin with a debrief on the results of the planned activities from the previous session, with a consideration of potential future applications.
- Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business, Jossey-Bass, ISBN-10: 0470941529, ISBN-13: 978-0470941522.
- Henry Blackaby & Richard Blackaby, Spiritual Leadership, Broadman & Holman, ISBN-10: 1433669188, ISBN-13: 9781433669187.
- Jim Collins, Good to Great, Collins Business, ISBN-10: 0066620996, ISBN-13: 978-0066620992.
- Jim Collins, Good To Great And The Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great, Collins Business, ISBN-10: 0977326403, ISBN-13: 978-0977326402.
- Don Cousins, Experiencing LeaderShift, David C. Cook Publishing, ISBN-10: 1434768333, ISBN-13: 978-1434768339.
- Bill Hybels, Courageous Leadership, Zondervan Carr Books, ISBN-10: 0310248817, ISBN-13: 9780310248811.
- Charles M. Olsen, Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders. Alban Institute. ISBN: 1-56699-148-X. 1995.
This workshop series is led by Bob Fast. Bob began his career with BMO Bank of Montreal in 1980. He was their Area Manager for Personal Banking for 10 years, and was recently appointed to the position of Commercial Account Advisor.
Bob has been involved in leadership at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church for more than 20 years, most recently as their board chair. He is currently Moderator of the General Council (the board of directors) for the North American Baptist Conference. Bob received his MBA from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in 2009.
Other leaders and presenters in this workshop series include:
- Yvonne Thompson, CHRP, CHSC
The President of Change Innovators, one of the leading human resources consulting firms in Manitoba, Yvonne is on the board of directors for the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba, and Past President of the Women Business Owners of Manitoba. She is the author of Leadership for a New World: The Organic Approach to Employee Engagement.
- Chris Banman, MBA
Chris Banman has an MBA in Marketing from University of Abertay Dundee, President of Orchard Road Marketing Group, and Chair of the Board of Directors of Star Lake Lodge.
- Bruce Duggan, Director, Buller Centre for Business
Bruce is the Director of the Buller Centre for Business and an Associate Professor of Management at Providence University College.
A pre-workshop article appeared in the November December 2012 issue of MEDA‘s magazine, The Markeplace.