Pastoral Leadership Consultation Group

October 8, 2015

For Charlotte Area Lead & Associate Pastors, Certified Lay Pastors, Youth Ministers, Judicatory Leaders 

Three Emphases: Conflict Management, Congregational System Leadership According to Personality Temperament & Self Care

 Led by

Mark Larson, D.Min., L.P.C.Supervisor, Fellow A.A.P.C. Methodist Counseling & Consultation Services

14 Mondays, 2-4:30pm October 2015 - May 2016 

First Meeting: October 19  2015, 2-4:30pm

** Registration deadline is October 18, 2015 ** 

Reading List: Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence by Olsen and Devor.  2015

 What Type of Leader Are You?  Using the Enneagram System to Identify and Grow Your Leadership Strengths and Achieve Maximum Success by Lapid-Bogda.  2007

 Managing Church Conflict by Halverstadt.  1991

Leading Change in the Congregation by Rendle.  1998

 Additional reading based on group interests 


Location: Mark’s office, Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203

Schedule: 14, 2.5 hour Sessions: October 2013 through May 2014, (two Mondays per month with relaxed schedules during Advent & Lent)

Cost to each pastor: $600 for 14 meetings * If more than 5 participants, cost will be lowered *

Books: approximately $120 

For information contact:

 Mark Larson, D.Min., L.P.C.Supervisor, 704-375-5354 x 406

Registration deadline is October 18, 2015 

Pastoral Leadership Consultation Group Description


Conflict Management, Congregational System Leadership According to Personality Temperament & Self Care

·       Practice assessing individuals and congregational decision-making processes

·       Practice acting and/or referring appropriate to the type and level of situation or conflict

·       Practice utilizing Congregational Systems approaches in pastoral leadership consistent with your own personality temperament

·       Self-evaluating current self-care strategies, with additional ideas and support for new strategies

Additional readings will follow group members' emerging needs.


Through verbatim presentations of your current work and guided supportive discussions the group process aids the presenter and group in:

·       addressing current congregational issues and difficulties in a supportive, honest and confidential setting

·       practicing new perspectives in the readings in current parish situations

·       discussing and strengthening understandings of pastoral identity,

pastoral leadership, discerning one’s unique, specific strengths and growing edges, transforming decision-making processes