Leadership Modules

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  L001 – Congregational Planning Overview This module lays out the role of strategic and tactical planning within a congregation. It provides definitions and lays out the process step-by-step. In that way, it sets up other modules,…
L002 – Producing a Mission Statement This module walks a congregation through the production of a mission statement that can then be used as a baseline in planning and assessing ministry.
L003 – Clarifying Core Values This module helps a congregation determine what their actual values are, and what their aspirational values are. It helps them write a core values statement that is used in formulation of an annual…
L004 – Statistical Forecasting This module helps congregations use recent trends to make estimations about various congregational metrics in the future.   Files will be ready for download May 1, 2019
L006 – A Lutheran Vision Statement This module helps congregations clarify the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats, before them. It shows how to do this in a congregational pulse survey as well as in annual ministry.   Files…
L011 – Philosophy of Ministry This module defines what a philosophy of ministry is, showing how all congregations have one. It demonstrates how articulating a philosophy of ministry is vital for things like congregational mergers, calling…
L013 – Producing Lutheran Leaders This module suggests tactics for identifying and training future leaders. It suggests how to develop a leadership curriculum.
L014 – Crisis Management This module walks a congregation through the healing process after some sort of scandal or crisis. It is meant to be used by church leadership in conjunction with the vacancy and/or circuit pastor.
L015 – Accounting in the Church This module lays out an accounting system that not only ensures accurate financial/giving records, but also provides usable information month-by-month for church leaders to manage their area of ministry.