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2017 Leadership Series Practical Tools for Everyday Ministry

October 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2017 Leadership Series
Practical Tools for Everyday Ministry

We hear it often, “I need some practical ideas or tools; something I can do tomorrow.” The 2017 Leadership series responds directly to that with its second seminar of the year. The Fall seminar focuses on leadership skills that build a sense of ownership and equip and empower congregants for life and ministry.

Fall Seminar –“Leading Through Questions—Empowerment in Ministry”

Leading through questions is an approach to leadership and congregational life that builds a sense of ownership, equips and empowers and results in an upsurge in energy and activity. This approach, sometimes called a “coaching approach”, enables people to be more self-aware, more self-generating and to grow in leadership skills. A “coaching approach” in working through difficulties helps prevent conflict by bringing to the surface issues that often underlay the presenting issue.

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will. . .
• Have experience with practical skills to equip and empower others
• Know how to frame good questions in sensitive situations to ensure that persons take responsibility for their own actions and consequences
• Understand how to offer expertise without “Being the expert”
• Be able to apply learned skills in many aspects of their role as leaders – leading a change process, giving a sermon, mentoring, supervising, dealing with divisive issues, and performance issues

Application of the skills from this seminar can transform your ministry and the ministry of your congregation.

Leading Through Questions will be highly interactive, including two on-the-spot coaching demonstrations, question and answer time, and a free copy of the book, Ministry 3.0-How Today’s Church Leaders are Using Coaching to Transform Ministry.

Seminar Details

Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:30-11:00 a.m. (8:00 light breakfast)


Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00-8:30 (5:30 light dinner)

Location: The Spiritual Center at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster

Facilitator: Seminar facilitator, Jen Williams, is an experienced pastor and coach. She received her coaching training through Coaching4Clergy and is working toward her certification as a Professional Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation.

Jen has developed and used a Leading Through Questions approach in her pastoral ministry, finding that it is applicable to all areas of ministry. Jen notes about herself: “I could never be confused for Pollyanna; I know there are dark places in the world because I have been there. I also know that God is real because He pulled me out of that darkness and gave me a whole new world and attitude. This knowledge and perspective spurs me on each day to try and follow Jesus more and more. I do believe God can transform our world and I attempt each day to do my part and work in God’s Kingdom.”

Jen currently is serving as executive pastor of CrossPoint Church, a United Methodist Community. She also is the author of one of the chapters in Ministry 3.0. Jen graduated from Duke Divinity School and has a background in social justice and a degree in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia.

To register, please click here.


October 19, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


St. Thomas Episcopal Church
301 St. Thomas Road
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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