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The Rev. Jay Lawlor discusses Leadership Development as part of Congregational Vitality Project series

The Rev. Jay Lawlor explores various aspects of cultivating effective leadership toward building health and vibrant congregations.

Vital congregations have effective congregational leadership [...]. When it is healthy and vibrant it is a shared (mutual and collaborative) ministry of followers of Jesus as the Body of Christ.”
— The Rev. Jay Lawlor

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US, March 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Rev. Jay Lawlor offers the following observations on congregation leadership development as part of his Congregational Vitality Project.

Vital congregations have effective congregational leadership (both clergy and laity). When it is healthy and vibrant it is a shared (mutual and collaborative) ministry of followers of Jesus as the Body of Christ. Each member exercising their spiritual gifts and talents for ministry with clear expectations as to their roles/functions as part of the body, and accountability to the other members of the body.

While empowering and supporting ministry leaders has many commonalities across congregations, it is important to note that church size (see church size based on Average Sunday Attendance) does make a difference in leadership structures, styles, and practice. The size of the congregation should be taken into account with respect to how leaders function in those different congregations.

The Rev. Lawlor then examines leadership across several main areas of:
* Spiritual Leaders & a Culture of Discernment
* Discernment for Leadership
* Structuring Leadership for Ministry
* Working Well Together: Understanding Leadership Styles
* Working Well Together: Avoiding Dysfunction
* Working Well Together: Expectations and Accountability
* Characteristics of an Effective Congregational Leader
* Life-Giving Connections for Leadership

He concludes his discussion offering links to numerous helpful resources from several congregational development sources. To learn more visit https://www.therevjaylawlor.com/missionprojects/congregationalvitality/leadership-development/

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