ALIGN: Volunteer and Staff Team Training

Brian Zehr

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A/L/I/G/N Team Training program for Volunteer and Staff Ministry Leaders If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success. - Ecclesiastes 10:10 When we find that working harder wears us out, more skill may be the answer. Powerful material designed to train your volunteer and staff ministry leaders. This six-part video training series is designed to further the personal, team and spiritual leadership skills of volunteer and staff church leaders, as well as address the critical skills needed to successfully recruit, coach and develop apprentice leaders. This resource is a great tool and excellent resource for busy pastors to use church-wide to train individual and team leaders. Six Video Lessons - Each with Leader and Discussion Guides Video Lesson One: Spiritual Rhythms for Leaders Volunteer and staff leaders are sometimes asked by the people we lead, 'How should I study the bible?' Here’s a simple method you can incorporate into your daily life so when this question comes up, you’re ready with an answer! Video Lesson Two: Building Strong Relationships Strong relationships build trust, and trust builds independence. Have you ever wondered what makes some people ‘natural’ leaders? Is there such thing as ‘natural’ leadership skills? Or, like all skills, can leadership be learned, practiced and improved upon? In this lesson, we cover some of the skills volunteers can employ to improve their relationships as a leader. Video Lesson Three: Modeling Leadership Sometimes it’s easy to overlook how important a leader's physical, verbal and visual cues influence those they lead. Are your volunteer leaders intentionally considering this? What is the tone of your volunteers teams? Stressed, cheery, distracted? This lesson teaches your volunteer leaders three important ways how to model leadership. Video Lesson Four: Recruiting an Apprentice Leader One of the most crucial skills every leader needs to be able to do, no matter what area we lead in, is recruiting. Asking for others to be involved, to share the load, to contribute to the growth of the church. Some of us shy away from leadership simply because we are afraid to ask others to get involved. This lesson not only addresses how to recruit, it clearly lays out why it is so important to the body of Christ. Video Lesson Five: Coaching Leaders Leading in a church is one of the most difficult places to lead. For one, you have very little leverage with people, they're unpaid. Secondly, you are in a spiritual leadership position. You care about the development of the people you lead in more areas than just tasks or ministry functions. How do you get people on board to do what's needed and address their spiritual development? Coaching is a powerful tool, and we address how in this lesson. Video Lesson Six: Developing an Apprentice Leader Once we learn why, and how to recruit, and how to ensure those who lead are delivering what they sign up for, now we need to know how to develop their leadership skills, so they too will develop others into leaders. But how do we develop others into leaders? Everyone can develop apprentice leaders by putting three specific principles to work. We uncover these in this video lesson, with guest speaker Dave Ferguson. What's included: 1. SIX video training lessons 2. Participant Discussion Outlines for each lesson 3. Priority Implementation Plan Tool for each participant to create individual action and accountability plans 4. PLUS a Leader's Guide to structure the group trainings - complete with discussion questions! You can lead your team through the material with confidence. Meet weekly, monthly or over whatever timeframe works best to complete all the lessons. 5. Private Facebook Group for participants - highly focused tight-knit group of team leaders to share collective knowledge, experience and insight Use this resource for ALL your volunteer and staff leaders. Your purchase grants you full access immediately to all three training videos, leader's guide, the discussion outlines and the implementation plan tool.
Brian Zehr

Brian Zehr

Brian Zehr has nearly 30 years experience as a professional speaker, leader, trainer, coach and leadership developer. During much of this time, Brian has been involved in leading faith based organizations and continues to work in and with churches across the USA. He is a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and has been on the teaching faculty of the Registered Corporate Coaches program. Brian is the author of THOROCITY: The Seven Critical Components to Lead with Confidence. Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Taylor University and his Master of Arts in Communication from Wheaton College. In addition to his leadership at Intentional Impact, Brian is also actively engaged as a Keynote Speaker across the country. Brian’s career has also included Executive Coaching, Business Consulting, and he has been both a Lead Pastor and a Campus Pastor. Brian can also be found frequently teaching at one of the Chicagoland campuses of Community Christian Church.