Why we exist
Scripture commands us "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12). Knowing the importance of developing leaders as the church grows, PBC Leadership Development Program exists to develop emerging and existing leaders who grow in their:
Leaders must be people of character who are self-aware, practice self-management, and continually develop themselves through self-leadership. During the course, leaders will:
Use self-assessment tools to identify their spiritual gifts, talents, and leadership styles.
Learn a holistic view of self-leadership, emphasizing areas including: marriage, family, finances, health, and spiritual disciplines.
Create a personal development plan with their mentor to maximize their strengths and minimize their struggles.
Theology, simply put, is the study of the knowledge of God. The more we know God, the more we will love Him. The more we love God, the more we will trust Him. Throughout the course, leaders will participate in seminars to learn more about:
Practical skills in different areas of Christian leadership will be taught and practiced, allowing participants to grow in their:
Discipleship / mentoring skills
Communication styles and conflict-resolution skills
What is the commitment?
The course will consist of 10 (roughly 90 minute) sessions over the course of 10 months. Monthly strategic workshops and seminars provide a combination of interaction and instruction in a shared learning environment.
An individualized discipleship component acts as a catalyst for growth because of its action-oriented approach and accountability. These interactions will be scheduled for personal growth, coaching, encouragement, and accountability. Participants will have scheduled coaching and discipleship commitments based on schedules, averaging once or twice a month.
The course will require the participants to read three short books as auxiliary material to what is being covered in the sessions. These books will be discussed during the scheduled coaching interactions, and some overlap will occur during sessions.
The course is limited to a select number of participants each year.