We love to see men and women serve the local church faithfully and sacrificially. Rather than assign people titles and roles, we aim to recognize in people what God has already given them a heart and gifting to do and help equip them to be sustainable and successful in that ministry.
We believe God provides those needed to lead, teach, and shepherd the people of His church. We view a key role of the Pastors of the church as identifying, assessing, equipping and launching key leaders into ministry. By doing so, the church will continue to grow, and more and better disciples will be made and cared for. Those in vocational ministry cannot care for all the needs of a local church body.
As a result, we have developed a Leadership Development program that gathers a small group to spend approximately 2-years together interacting with and working alongside current elders and key leaders. It is our goal to more fully develop the person by providing a cohort of people that can support each other in future ministry.
The Leadership Collective Process has Five Key Distinctives, which are informed by a study out of Covenant Seminary that measured the healthy marks of those who remained in long-term ministry.
Theology & Christology
It is important that key leaders in a Church are centered on Christ and are able to rightly handle His Word. So, we spend time working through the works of ancient and contemporary theologians.
Spiritual Formation & Soul Care
Leaders are pilgrims of Jesus before they are priests for Jesus. A key to long-term, fruitful ministry is healthy rythmns and patterns of our social, emotional, physical and spiritual lives.
Marriage & Family
The home is the first place of discipleship and God calls us to lead our immediate families with sacrificial love. So, we strive to create healthy marriages and intentional parents with the aide of community.
Emotional & Cultural IQ
Strong leaders need to be self-aware and socially-aware. They should have presence in their culture, able to discern its questions, and be able to use their gifts to meet its needs.
Leadership & the Church
Those who love Jesus, also love His Church and leading others in the Body. So, we spend time cultivating leadership skills, spiritual gifts and finding roles for people to serve in places they will succeed.
My time in the Leadership Collective had a transformational impact on my life as a disciple. The collective’s rich fellowship and directed study continually placed Jesus right at the center of life and ministry.
Being in the collective gave me an opportunity to journey with like minded men of God who were seeking to refine their gifts and best discover how to serve His church.