February 12, 2012

In This Issue
Congregational Leadership

Pastoral Leadership

School Leadership

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If Your Gift Is Leadership . . . 

 

Leadership is a gift God gives to his Church (Romans 12). Pastors, teachers, staff ministers, and lay people all function as leaders in congregations and schools. Increasingly, the WELS is turning its attention to supporting these leaders and assisting them to develop their gifts. This issue focuses on continuing education for those who serve as leaders among God's people

Congregational Leadership 

 

2013 Women's National Leadership Conference 

God appoints lay leaders in every congregation. These leaders are vital to the church's gospel mission. Many local and district groups provide opportunities for lay people to grow in gifts of leadership. This issue only includes leadership training programs developed for synod-wide use. Read about these programs for both lay men and women.

Pastoral Leadership 

Pastors provide leadership in many ways as they shepherd God's people. Besides being the congregation's spiritual leader, pastors plan, organize, coordinate, and train others. They also assist the congregation in setting a vision and carrying it out. Various agencies provide opportunities for WELS pastors to grow in their various leadership skills. Read about opportunities for growth in pastoral leadership. 
School Leadership  

 

ALA Principal Kurt Rosenbaum

The principal is a position that comes to mind when we consider school leaders. However, school leaders include all people who guide, influence, and carry out the programs of a school, such as early childhood directors, athletic, and music directors, and teachers. Read on to learn about support for school leadership currently offered or being planned.   

WELS Continuing Education Opportunities