Focus: Learning community of pastors engaging with one another for the purpose of personal health, leadership development, and the future of their church and ministry. Recommended for pastors who have been in their church for 5 or more years.

Description: Participants will be connected in an online learning cohort for a 18 week period. Curriculum will be presented via video presentations, supplemental reading material, and discussion.

Taught by: Paul Kuzma, David Hendershot, Kevin Twombly & special guest lecturer Gordon MacDonald.

Cohort Dates: September 3rd, 2017 – January 20th, 2018
Registration Due By: August 28, 2017
Cost: $50

Questions, please contact: NEAtlantic@foursquare.org / 301.284.0177

1st 6 Weeks - Section 1: About Me

  • Main Text – “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” – Pete Scazzero – Purchase book here
  • Personal assessment
  • Weekly video presentation
  • Weekly online discussions

Week 1: Recognizing Tip-of-the-Iceberg Spirituality
Week 2: Discovering the Rhythms of The Daily Office & Sabbath
Week 3: Knowing Yourself That You Might Know God
Week 4: Going Back in Order to Go Forward
Week 5: Enlarging Your Soul Through Grief & Loss
Week 6: Developing Your ”Rule of Life”

2nd 6 Weeks - Section 1: About My Leadership

  • Main Text – “The Making of a Leader” – Bobby Clinton – Purchase book here
  • Weekly video presentation
  • Weekly online discussions

Week 1 Leadership Development: Chapters 1-2
Week 2 Checks and guidance: Chapter 3, 6
Week 3 Ministry Maturity: Chapter 4-5
Week 4 Recognizing, Raising Up and Releasing Leaders Part 1 (Outline)
Week 5 Recognizing, Raising Up and Releasing Leaders Part 2 (Outline)
Week 6 Finishing Well (Chapter 9 & Appendix D)

3rd 6 Weeks - Section 1: About My Future

  • Main Text – “A Resilient Life” – Gordon McDonald – Purchase book here
  • Weekly video presentation
  • Weekly online discussions

Week 1: Finishing Strong
Week 2: Big Picture View of Life
Week 3: The Weight of the Past
Week 4: Training to Go the Distance Part 1
Week 5: Training to Go the Distance Part 2
Week 6: Running in the Company of a “Happy Few”

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