Organizational Church Leadership Workshop
Saturday, May 7 from 9am to 2pm
In 2015, my wife and I moved to Cumming, Georgia with a calling to plant a church. Over the first 5 years we experienced some amazing victories where the Spirit of God genuinely moved! We saw lives change and strongholds broken! We were diving deep from discipleship, to counseling, to Bible studies and Sunday services. With that said, by the end of 2020, we were exhausted… worn out… and on the edge of total burn out. My wife had become my de facto “associate pastor” and the hope of God bringing in leaders to help was evaporating. I had come to the realization that if we were to continue to run the race, we had to run differently than we had the first 5 years.
As I prayed and sought the Lord for direction and guidance, He led me in the direction of a podcast from Bill Holdridge of Poimen ministries, Strength for Today’s Pastor. I devoured the wisdom that could be gleaned from the pastors on the podcast and reached out to Bill regarding my situation and the need to develop effective leadership skills needed for a growing church. Bill introduced me to Terry McNabb, a long time Calvary Chapel pastor and current Poimen ministry pastor, who started to mentor and coach me through many of the practical leadership skills needed to guide the church. His practical coaching method allowed me to discover that there was a more productive way to lead that allowed me to work with my leadership team in a sustainable way as well as to effectively communicate with the church on vision and direction.
Over the first 6 months my exhaustion and discouragement turned into hope and excitement for what the Lord might do with River Rocks Church. Today, we have a clear vision, a process of developing leaders and pastors, and a sense of security and organization in the church. For me as the one God chose to lead this church… I have discovered a better and sustainable way to lead! You can here my full story on a podcast produced by Poimen ministries – here, I can imagine that much of my story is your story.
Through all of this the Lord birthed a passion for fellow pastors to really be encouraged and poured into as we all run the race before us in spreading the gospel! In saying that, we are going to host an organizational leadership workshop that includes some vital truths for pastors. In this organizational leadership workshop, led by Terry McNabb, you will prayerfully learn a few of the same things I have since meeting with Terry, such as:
- Struggles in ministry are “normal”
- Practical steps to develop a vision for the church
- Guidance on creating the “mission” for the church…and things that you do to accomplish that mission
- Tools to develop and lead your leadership team
- How to communicate vision to your team and congregation effectively and regularly
- When: Saturday, May 7th from 9am to 2pm (lunch provided)
- Where: River Rocks Church – 321 Kilough Church Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Directions
- Who: Pastors and church leaders who want to grow in their organizational leadership skills
- Cost: Free (It is our privilege to bless your church!)
We invite you as pastors to come to this workshop with your key leaders with a heart to learn and discover the way God has uniquely gifted you to lead and serve your church body well!
More about Terry McNabb
Terry McNabb grew up in the Los Angeles area where he attended church and received Christ as a child. In 1975 he began attending the Saturday night concerts at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa where he rededicated his life to Lord. In 1982 Terry was married and began attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa where he began playing music and traveling with a band called The Mirrors on missions’ trips.
In 1985 he felt that God had called him in the pastorate and in 1993 moved to Portland, OR to become the pastor of Calvary Chapel Portland. Terry served in that capacity for over 23 years. In recent years Terry has felt God’s call to be a support to other pastors and leaders and has taken over as the senior pastor at Verbatim Church in Albany, Oregon.