Meeting the needs of WNC Leaders

February 1, 2022

Available in the WNCC Resource Center

Developing Laity:
More Church Leaders-Stronger Church Leaders 
Toolkit from Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Churches with vital, growing ministries learn to leverage leadership potential within their congregations. With the More Church Leaders | Stronger Church Leaders Video Tool Kit, clergy and lay leaders in churches both large and small will discover a more synergistic and fruitful way of being in ministry together. More Church Leaders: Stronger Church Leaders videos and resources may be used both for individual self-study and to support leadership training events in local congregations or other settings. Sample agendas provide ideas for several types of sessions of varying length--a retreat or day-long session using all the material, or shorter sessions focused on topics.

Developing and Implementing Vision:
Discovering God's Future for Your Church
Lovett H. Weems, Jr. and Ann A. Michel
DVD kit from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership

7 Sessions/ Discovering God’s Future for Your Church is a turn-key tool kit that helps your congregation discern and implement God’s vision for its future. Video segments presented by Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., and Dr. Ann A. Michel of the Lewis Center guide your church leaders in understanding the importance of vision and discovering how your unique vision lies at the intersection of your congregation’s identity, current situation, and community context. Discovering God’s Future for Your Church outlines a planning process that guides your church in discovering clues to your vision in your history and culture, your current congregational strengths and weaknesses, and the needs of your surrounding community. This time-tested framework for vision discernment can be used in strategic planning or in congregation-wide visioning.

Connecting with the Community
Taking Church to the Community
Douglas F. Power, Jr. and others
Lewis Center for Church Leadership

7 Sessions/ No longer can we simply ask, "What can we do to get people to come to our church?" We must also consider, “How can we go into the world to encounter those in need of the gospel?” Through engaging videos, presentations, and supplemental materials, Taking Church to the Community explores strategies your congregation can use to reach beyond its walls with worship, community events, ministries, and service -- meeting community members where they are and moving them toward discipleship.
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