Following to Lead

Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am3:30 pm
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Grand Island
Following to Lead

The Nebraska Synod will be hosting a Congregational Leadership Development day on Saturday, March 10, 2018. “Preparing the Way: Following to Lead” will be held at St. Paul’s in Grand Island from 9am to 3:30pm, with registration/check in starting at 8:30am. Cost to attend is $10 per person, or $25 per congregational group of 5 (the congregational group rate covers 3-10 attendees from the same congregation registered together).
This leadership event is concurrent with the Seeking the Spirit Within retreat—same time, same place. Participants in each event may sample a portion of the other if they wish. This is a great opportunity to bring several from your congregation for both events.

Saturday March 10, 2018
St. Paul’s Lutheran; Grand Island, NE

8:30am Registration
9:00am Keynote and Large Group Plenary: Time with the Bishop
• Grounding our day in scripture and spiritual practice(s)
• Basic information and plan for the day
• Overview of leadership needs
• A look at “The big picture”

10:00-11:00am Workshop #1
• Time for more focused training and learning based on area of interest
• Final 10-15 minutes of session spent with questions and answers, and reflection on what learning is being brought back to each person’s congregation
o Session Workshops Include:
♣ Church Treasurer 101
♣ Church Leadership 101- Healthy Communication and being a leader in the whole congregation
♣ Governance and Responsibility- Updating your Constitution and More Legal & Fiduciary
♣ “How do you tell your story?” – Church Communications & Social Media in Ministry
♣ Your Youth Went, Now What Do You Do Once You’re Back from the Youth Gathering?

11:10am-12:10pm Workshop #2
• Time for more focused training and learning based on area of interest
• Final 10-15 minutes of session spent with questions and answers, and reflection on what learning is being brought back to each person’s congregation
o Session Workshops Include:
♣ Church Treasurer 201
♣ “Congrats on being elected Council President. Now What?”
♣ Difficult, but Healthy Conversations
♣ Missional Leadership (adaptive vs. technical; management vs. leadership)
♣ “How do you tell your story?” – Church Communications & Social Media in Ministry

12:15-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:00pm Workshop #3
• Time for more focused training and learning based on area of interest, or gathering in small group around particular area of interest for further conversation, reflection, learning, etc.
• Final 10-15 minutes of session spent with questions and answers, and reflection on what learning is being brought back to each person’s congregation
o Session Workshops Include:
♣ Church Treasurer Small Group Reflection, Question, Learning, and Debrief
♣ Communication Small Group Reflection, Question, Learning, and Debrief
♣ Council President Small Group Reflection, Question, Learning, and Debrief
♣ Missional Leadership (adaptive vs. technical; management vs. leadership)
♣ Faith Formation from Cradle to Grave: Where do you go from here?

2:10-3:05pm Large Group Plenary: Bishop and Panel on the Changing Nature of Leadership in the Church
• A look at “The big picture” facilitated by the Bishop with friends
• Time to reflect on learning of the day, and outcomes people are going home with

3:10-3:30pm Closing Prayers and Sending

All Plenary and Workshops would be made available on-demand after the event.