Two years ago I launched my first-ever Coaching Network for Executive Pastors. And it has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my year. Beginning this fall, I'm going to offer this again. I will be meeting with 12 church leaders for a coaching experience which begins in September and concludes in December. I'm designing it specifically for Executive Pastors (or leaders in a similar role) who want to take their leadership to the next level. I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but here is my best attempt…
- It will be personal. Highly practical. Intensive. Relational. Collaborative.
- Think less conference or workshop–and more hands-on graduate study program.
- We will drill down on building teams, hiring and firing, developing a healthy staff culture, leading change, budget and money issues, communication strategies and more.
It's not going to be cheap or easy. It will involve an investment of money and time, and a commitment to travel (Granger isn't "on the way" to anywhere). But for those who join me–I promise it will be an experience that will enhance your ministry and take you to the next level of personal leadership. Here are some comments from last years' group.
It was great to be able to share things that we could never truly discuss with others and figure out strategies to overcome issues. – Jennifer Winge, Journey Community Church, Evans, GA
This is a “must do.” The knowledge gained was worth the time and money. However, the relationships are priceless. –Scott Adkins, Cornerstone Christian Church, Shihloh, IL
The relationships and collective wisdom of the group is something that is hard to describe. Tim did a tremendous job of listening while also guiding the discussion and speaking wisdom into the conversation every time we met.” – Alex Lowe, Warren Woods Church of the Nazarene, Warren, MI
Worth every penny. I am a much better leader due to this training. Incredibly valuable insights into how to better serve my pastor, my church and my God! –Alfred Turley, Rock Bridge Community Church, Dalton, GA
If you are interested, there is good news and bad news. The good news: This the first day I'm talking about it publicly. If you act quickly, there is a good chance you can be involved. But here is the bad news: Each of the last two years, the slots have filled up very quickly, and so we added a second network to an additional 12 leaders. This year I have decided I will not be adding a second group. There will be only one group this fall. Once these 12 slots are gone...the network will be closed.
Download information here: Executive Pastors Coaching Network Fall 2011
I'm really praying that God will put together an amazing group and can't wait to see what happens!
UPDATE 7/13: Only 4 slots still available. If you are thinking about applying, don't delay.
UPDATE 8/2: Was full, but had a cancellation. So 1 slot is available!