Level II Link – Oct 2016

Welcome

We have three new staff joining us in Level II – Michelle Peltier, Rachel Massieu and Michelle Surette! Michelle graduated TC Arizona and is currently working at our Pensacola Men’s Home, Rachel is a graduate of Columbus Girls Academy and the Emerging Leaders College currently working at Southwest FL Women’s and Michelle Surrette is a graduate and staff of Davie Women’s Home. Michelle, Rachel and Michelle – welcome to Level II! Looking forward to our times of connection while learning together.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our recent graduates – Todd Adams (P-cola/Tallahassee), Elissa Hollingsworth (Davie), Laurie Lusink (Davie), Stephanie McGreevey (Women at the Well), Mike Spivey (Jacksonville), Sean Lee (Jacksonville), Jacquelyn Frenchwood (Shenandoah Valley), David Moseley(Shenandoah Valley) and Novella Franich (Shenandoah Valley)! I am so proud of you all!

Current Course

This month we start a new core course Conflict Management and our text: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. Peacemakers are people who breathe grace. They draw continually on the goodness and power of Jesus Christ, and then they bring his love, mercy, forgiveness, strength, and wisdom to the conflicts of daily life. God delights to breathe his grace through peacemakers and use them to dissipate anger, improve understanding, promote justice, and encourage repentance and reconciliation. I will email you the pdf workbook for this course. Your first post will be up on the forum by Monday, October 17th. 

ELP Webinar 12/20

We are so excited to announce that our next ELP Revolutionized Leadership webinar is scheduled for December 20th at 10am. We do this monthly training for Teen Challenge staff and students all over the country. This is a great place that you can get valuable information on how to lead better and also get to interact with other leaders around the USA. We love to welcome Teen Challenge staff, interns, students and also anyone interested in joining us for leadership training!

Revolutionized Leadership Emerging Leaders Program

This month we will be talking about: “Change: An Uphill Climb.”

 

 

Level II – June 2013

Welcome

This month we want to welcome back Steven Borchert (Ozark’s Boy’s) to the Level II! Welcome Steven!

Core Courses

We are continuing with our 3-month course Values in Leadership text: People First by Jack Lannom. Great insights are coming out of your posts – you guys are doing an amazing job! Remember to fill-in your Personal Action Plans at the end of each acrostic (you will turn those in at the end of the course).

For those of you doing the Elective Track, great questions and insights! I see the future leaders of Teen Challenge beaming brighter and brighter.

Rep’s Link – May

Core Courses

Level I Adult

This month we continue with our course Knowing and Understanding God’s Will and our text Experiencing God. We hope the emerging leaders are gaining much insight from this course and are growing in intimacy with the Lord.

Level I Adolescent

The course for the Adolescent track is Discover Your God-given Gifts and our text: Congratulations…You’re Gifted by D. Fields and E. Rees. “Are you confused about who you are or where you’re headed? Does your life seem cluttered and chaotic? Do you wish you understood God’s plan and purpose for your life? Do you want to uncover your God-given strengths? If you said yes to any of these questions, you are at right course. Inside the pages of this book, you’ll discover the place where your God-given passions and strengths intersect, and you’ll find the way you’re designed to serve. With interactive exercises and questions for you to answer, you’ll learn more about your: * Spiritual Gifts * Heart * Abilities * Personality * Experiences Understanding each of these areas of your life, you’ll begin to see who you are and how you’re designed to serve” amazon.com.

I will be calling you on Wednesday, April 3rd to get your book orders and grades. We will accept new applications for the Level I Adolescents only up to Wed, April 10th.

RESPONSIBILITY – Invest in others

Let’s recap, so far our acronym “Responsibility6225794911_36db2f373f_z
Recruit
Equip and Train
Spirit-filled
Praying
Optimistic
Next Generation Leaders
who lead Self well
Influence others
Buy into our vision
Invest time and resources

Invest is a peculiar concept because oftentimes we say we believe in something or someone but if we are not invested in that thing or person, it’s difficult to really measure the extent of our belief or the value we place on them. An investment is sowing – planting that which was not there before. J. Thorp says “leaders attract followers who are committed to achieving desired outcomes of an organization and therefore willing to invest themselves into the purpose” hall@wpc.net. In the same way when we invest in our emerging leaders, we plant seeds of our organization’s mission, values, vision, strategies through our time, counsel, coaching, training and finances to motivate them to achieve the desired outcomes of both the organization and the emerging leader.  John Maxwell on a Minute with Maxwell shared “when you sow, you don’t reap immediately and you don’t dig up the seed that you plant to look to see if it’s growing, you have to be patient.” Firstly you sow a seed then water it, nurture it, expose it to the natural environs and let it grow organically.

As the ELP Rep, I challenge you to invest (devout) your time, talents and resources in the emerging leaders to accomplish their calling and the organization’s purpose. In so doing we can create a culture which seeks to stimulate the growth and development of others, our organization, and ourselves. The greatest measure of our success is the seeds we sow through quality time and resources which we spend in building relationships rather than the harvest we will reap. As the father of servant leadership (Robert Greenleaf) asked “Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?”

“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.”

~ Sandra Day O’Connor

Blessings, Andree

ELP Training coach

Buy Into Our Vision

Buy into” according to dictionary.com means “to be in unison, assent with another” (http://thesaurus.com/browse/buy+into).   In our 19 Days of Prayer e-memos we have been looking at the strands of the TC DNA and what these mean. The ELP is intentionally drilling down to the type of leader (sons/daughters) we want to raise up.  Yes, they should be servant leaders, they must have the Teen Challenge DNA (Earnest Prayer, Dependence on the Holy Spirit, Discipleship and the Jesus Factor, Exemplary Leadership, Personal Responsibility and Faith) and also, buy into our vision and strategy, the EFIVE.

sky-diving teamwork teen challenge elp

The challenge of every leader, new pastor and new business owner is to build a team of staff who buy into the vision you have for the future of your organization” (Dr. J Nance – From Dream to Reality).  Dr. J describes how he got the first staff to buy into his vision for TC FL:

The needs of the staff were overwhelming, and I knew we could not take the ministry beyond the development of the staff.  The biggest challenge was earning their trust and getting them to believe in me and in the goals I had for Teen Challenge. Through those intentional staff days we trained, taught them the vision and I was able to win their respect through spending time with them and caring for their positions within Teen Challenge.  These people could be transformed into a winning, faith-filled team with vision.

He created buy-in through his exemplary leadership, teaching and coaching. How will we get our Emerging Leaders to buy into our vision? Dr. J’s response “we build leaders through relationship building.”

“People don’t first follow worthy causes; they follow worthy leaderswho promote causes they can believe in”

 – John Maxwell

Blessings, Andree

Emerging Leaders Program Coach

ELP Summit 2013!

Emerging Leaders Program 2013 Summit

It’s that time of year again for our  ELP Summit! Our theme for the summit this year is “The DNA of Leadership.” We will be focusing on preserving the amazing heritage that our ministry has as well as ensuring that our future continues to carry the organization forward with the original DNA that we began with. We are trusting God to do some amazing things at the summit this year!

Dates: April 25-27

 

Check out our ELP Summit page for more information about the event!

Responsibility- To Self

Let’s recap, so far our acronym “Responsibility“:

(Click here to read the other articles in the Series)

Recruit
Equip and Train
Spirit-filled
Praying
Optimistic
Next Generation Leaders
who lead Self well

As you know, the Level I curriculum focuses heavily on self-leadership because we believe we lead ourselves first before we seek to lead others.  In this edition, I will draw heavily onHabitudes 1 “The Art of Self-Leadership” by Dr. Tim Elmore. Elmore says “leaders realize they are drivers – and are responsible for their attitudes and destination in life.” Being a driver is about taking responsibility for yourself and those under your care – taking ownership. “Individuals who don’t want to take responsibility have a victim mind-set; they are passengers in life.” However, when things go wrong, leaders are determined to remain drivers by taking responsibility for their attitudes, how they respond to problems and the direction of their lives.

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The role of the Rep is to coach the emerging leader to lead themselves well. Our student leaders are prone to fall short because they are not coached on how to manage themselves well. They have not developed the character to do what’s right even if they don’t feel like it, they are not secured in their identity in Christ and, in the busyness of life and work, our Core Values are not assessed against decisions.  As Reps, let us look for those coaching openings/opportunities to help our emerging leaders grow.  Identify those gaps in character, help them set SMART goals and execute plans which will move them from making excuses and default patterns to taking responsibility for their lives.

Blessings, Andree