This month we start a new core course called Ethics and Integrityand our text: Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud. Integrity is more that simple honesty; it is the key to major successes. This book seeks to answer the question why some people, no matter what the circumstances, are able to pull everything together to have success. The study helps develop the six qualities of character that define integrity. According to the writer, talent and brains may help, but the real factor is the makeup of the person. All of us can grow fruitful relationships and achieve our purpose, mission and goals.
Your first post for Integrity will be up on the discussion forum by Tuesday, December 19th.
Reminder: Please submit your Study Guides for Ordering Your Private World to the ELP office, by December 31st.
This month we welcome Holly Williams to the Level II. Holly is a graduate of Ft. Myers TC and the Emerging Leaders College and is currently serving the ladies at Pensacola Women’s Home. Welcome Holly! Looking forward to see how God grows you and your leadership through the Level II.
Congratulations Elissa Hollingsworth for moving on to your electives!
This month we start a new core course Strategic Planning and Decision-making and our text: Executive Valuesby Kurt Senske. Senske demonstrates how Christian values support long term organizational success. This original and practical guide provides Christian leaders with a game plan for Christ-centered leadership that stresses the development of a healthy organizational culture, values-based strategic planning, mentoring, and balancing professional and personal life. The staff will learn how to add lasting value to the ministry, employees, students, donors and to society at large.
Your first post will be up on the forum by Monday, August 15th.
This month we welcome Wendy Baxter, Lauren Schiller, Maddie Pietrangelo, Caity O’Shaughnessy, Tara Schmidt, Aaron Murray and Colleen Lightle from the Emerging Leaders College to the Level II. Welcome guys! Looking forward to see how God grows you and your leadership.
Congratulations Mike Spivey on completing Level II!
You are on the last month of our 3-month course Values in Leadership and our text: People Firstby Jack Lannom. I know this course has challenged and stretched you to lead systematically and to grow in your leadership.
Remember to fill in your Personal Action Plans at the end of each chapter and mail these in to me by August 15th.
This month we welcome Kelly Adkins (Women at the Well, PA) to Level II! Kelly, we look forward to serving you and helping you to grow in your leadership!
We continue with our 3-month course Values in Leadership and our text: People Firstby Jack Lannom. The first acrostic is Logos. Logos is a Greek word that is often translated as wisdom, doctrine or logic. Logic is framed on the foundation of knowledge. If you are building a structure like the Sears Tower or the Empire State Building, you must construct a massively solid foundation before you can safely and successfully erect the magnificent superstructure. Knowledge is the very foundation of leadership. The Leader’s Leader provides a unified knowledge base that unites everyone in the organization.
Remember to fill in your Personal Action Plans at the end of each chapter. You will turn in these at the end of the course.
This month we welcome Michelle Sheppard – Pensacola Women’s to the ELP. Welcome Michelle!
Our next Core Course is Values in Leadership and our text: People Firstby Jack Lannom. Lannom uses Leadership as an acrostic to describe a systematic way we can “develop world-class leaders and pass on an enduring legacy.” Lannom says “As I began to compare and contrast strong, growing organizations with those that consistently struggle, it didn’t take long to realize that a company is only as strong as its leadership.” The first principle of leadership is logos meaning knowledge; leaders know what they believe and why they believe it and from this knowledge they promote the idea of truth in all things, wisdom in all things and excellence in all things.
This course is a 3-month course and will be shipped from our office. Your first post will be up on the forum on Monday, May 16th. You’ll make an initial post and then respond to someone’s post.
Congratulations Sean Lee for completing the Level 2!
Our next core course is Ministry Development and our text: From Dream to Reality. We’ll read a little of the history of TC Southeast as Dr. Jerry Nance shares the early years of developing the ministry. This book reveals the principles that evolved during the building years of the organization. You’ll learn principles such as:
The leader must hear from God
Pray Hard, Work Hard, Then Pray God Blesses Your Work
Cherish and Celebrate Victories along the Way
You Can Fund Your Vision
Learn to Laugh and much more…
You can see your dream become a reality as you apply these principles and as you stay faithful to the dream in your heart. Don’t quit short of what God has put in your heart to accomplish. God has a master plan for your life and He has endowed you with the gifts and talents to accomplish what He has called you to do.
Your first post will be up on the forum Monday, April 18th. You’ll make an initial post and respond to someone’s post.
This month we welcome John Powell and Kori Briscoe (Hope Outreach, Columbia, SC) to the Level II!. Both leaders are graduates of the Emerging Leaders College and are now serving at our Hope Outreach in SC. Welcome guys! Thank you for answering the call of God on your lives and for being a student of your call. The lessons we can learn in leadership never ends. Looking forward to walk this journey with you.
Congratulations Becca Price, Women at the Well, PA for completing the Level II! Congratulations to Mike Spivey, Jacksonville for moving on to your electives!
Our next core course is Ethics and Integrity and we’ll look at a wonderful book by Dr. Henry Cloud called Integrity –the courage to meet the demands of reality.
Oftentimes we do not connect the dots with how integrity of character really works day to day, and how it affects our real results in the area of life which matter to us most. In this book we will look at six areas of character that will help us to connect the dots. A person with integrity has the ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances.
Your first post will be up on the forum Monday, March 14th. You’ll make an initial post and respond to someone’s post.
This month we welcome Rhome Smith and Sean Soltero (Central FL Men’s) to the Level II!. Both leaders are graduates of Teen Challenge and TCIMI. Welcome guys! The Lord will grow your leadership and ask you to come up higher. Looking forward to walk this journey with you.
We are studying the course Practical Christianity and our text: Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald.
The values of our Western culture inclines us to believe that the busy, publicly-active person in ministry is also the most spiritual. This course will guide you through practical spiritual disciplines which will assist in facing the daily challenges of being a disciple of Christ. Topics include: prayer, journaling, and being a good steward of time and resources. This course will help you draw attention to the difference between “knowing truth” and “living truth.” Print and fill-in your study guide as you go through the chapters. This will be graded at the end of the course.
Your first post will be up on the forum Monday, February 15th. You’ll make an initial post and respond to someone’s post.
Congratulations to Todd Adams (Pen M) for completing Level II!
Our core course this month is Conflict Management and our text: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. This is a practical primer on how obedience to God’s Word can change deadlock into restoration in families, churches, workplaces, neighborhoods and even prisons. So often we see those who are not on “speaking terms” with other members of a family or avoid coming in contact with certain members of the church because of some problem that happened years ago. This study opens one’s mind and soul to the way of life Jesus lived and taught. There is a way to live peacefully with others without having to compromise the goals Christ has set for His followers, or members of His body.
Remember to print and fill-in the workbook as you go through the course. Your first post will be up on the forum Monday, January 18th. You’ll make an initial post and respond to someone’s post.
Congratulations to Laurie Lusink (Davie Women’s) for completing the Level II!
Our core course this month is Leadership Principles and our text: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell. With Learning the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership you will be trained on how to become a better and more productive leader. Staff will discover the 21 laws that make leadership work successfully and learn valuable techniques that will help them to improve their abilities in that area. This study comes with a promise that if you know these laws and do them systematically, any team will succeed beyond all expectations. “Follow these laws and people will follow you.”
Look out for your book and participant guide from johnmaxwell.com and the DVD’s from the ELP Office. Upon completion of the course, you must return the DVD’s to the ELP Office or your center will be charged the cost of the set ($299.99).
Your first post will be up on the forum Tuesday, December 15th. You’ll make an initial post and respond to someone’s post.