Rick Warren has said so many times that pastors are the most underrated change agents in the world. As I approach the eleven year mark on being a senior pastor and having the privilege of meeting more and more pastors I am seeing a very disturbing pattern.
Pastors are fried–lonely–confused–frustrated–and desperate. (According to a recent survey I saw…about 90% of the people entering the ministry today DO NOT finish in the ministry!) We want to do what is right…but there seems to be constant pressure coming at us from all sides. How do we know what to do next? How do I handle this staffing issue? How can I structure my schedule to maximize my time? Those are a few of the questions that are being asked.
So, a couple of years ago, after a lot of prayer and consideration I decided to do a coaching network for senior pastors…and through it we’ve seen Jesus do some REALLY amazing things!
So…here’s the deal…we’ve got another one coming up this spring, there will be four sessions and the dates we will be meeting are all on a Thursday and are…
March 10 (this is our annual Unleash Conference…you will receive five free registrations and we will also host a private lunch with you, your spouse if she chooses to attend and a few other pastors as well.)
April 14 (this last session will be a chance for you to bring 2-3 staff members with you and allow them to meet with any of our staff at NewSpring that they wish to meet with.)
If you are interested in being a part of this network then you can go to our Unleash ministry website (where there are tons of free resources) and fill out the application.
VERY IMPORTANT - The cost to be a part of this network is $1,500. Applications are due for the network no later than 5pm on Thursday, November 11th (we will be accepting 15-20 applicants), applicants will be notified as to whether they were accepted into the network by Thursday, December 2 and payment will be due in full by Monday, January 3.
If you have any questions regarding the application process then please email Karla Temples here at NewSpring Church - her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org - she will be more than happy to assist you!
One more time…here is the info in bullet points…
There is a time commitment – the sessions will be from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm on 1-13, 2-17, 3-10 (UNLEASH) and 4-14.
There is a financial commitment – the cost to be in the network is $1,500…payable to NewSpring Church.
There is an attitude commitment – I am looking/praying for leaders who are HUNGRY and willing to do whatever it takes to grow.
There is a “seek Jesus” commitment – I will not promise you that if you join this network your church will see amazing results…but I will promise you that you will be challenged to seek HIM with all you’ve got…and that you will be challenged and stretched as a leader.
If you have any questions regarding this…Karla is the go to person and will be more than happy to assist you in any way.