Extended Cabinet begins work with SLI

April 6, 2017

[caption id="attachment_8999" align="alignright" width="300"] Craig Robertson (center) leading discussions in February[/caption] The extended cabinet of the Western North Carolina Conference has begun a year-long relationship with Spiritual Leadership Inc. (SLI). One of the founders of SLI, Craig Robertson of Louisville, Kentucky and an associate, Iosmar Alvarez, a clergy member of the Kentucky Conference, will be leading the group in an intentional process of leadership and team development. The process includes these three elements: Loving, Learning and Leading.  Each gathering of the extended cabinet includes worship, spiritual formation, team building, education and leadership development. As a primary leadership team in the conference, we are working together to live into the mission of our conference, and ““live into not what God wants us to do, but what God wants us to be.” Reading that the extended cabinet has been doing in the first part of the year includes: Leadership and Self-Deception (The Arbinger Institute) and Necessary Endings (Henry Cloud). Much of our early work has focused on our unique context as an Annual Conference so that we can better strategize for the future.  Some the issues that are at the forefront:

  • The next generation of leaders in the conference
  • The abundance of small membership churches across our region
  • Disciple making from a Wesleyan model
We are working to erode the division that has often been understood between the appointive and extended cabinets, and beginning to work together as a unified team. Meetings are of the extended cabinet usually coincide with the meeting of the appointive cabinet and they will meet next on April 17th prior to the appointive cabinet focusing on 2017-18 appointments.