Why should I commit to this course and what is the level of commitment?
'Forming Leaders' is one of the core aspects of the vision and ministry of Coventry Vineyard. One way in which we wish to do this is through the 'Developing Leaders Course' (DLC).
Generally we will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month from 6pm to 8pm.
The DLC is a monthly 'focussed' approach to leadership development through two core elements which all DLC members should commit:
1. Practical Leadership/Ministry - Leadership is service. One key element to leadership development is a commitment to serve the local Church. Each participant is expected to serve in one of the following areas:
2. Leadership Coaching - Leadership can be a lonely place, but we want DLC participants to feel the support of the wider CV leadership. We will do this through monthly meetings with an appointed, experienced leader. This gives an opportunity to discuss any issues relating to leadership development and personal gifting as the DLC participant explores their calling to leadership.
DLC participants will be invited from those who are already serving within CV but who have potential for an increased leadership role. Those on the DLC may review each three months/term and may continue if both the participant and the Leadership Coach believe it is beneficial to do so.
Our hope is that through the DLC we will increase the leadership capacity of the participants and, therefore, of Coventry Vineyard. This is a crucial aspect of our desired growth as a church of 'disciple-making' disciples.
Theological Training - A key aspect of leadership development is theological understanding in order to foster leadership within the context of the values of the Vineyard family. The DLC participants will gain this through enrolling on the Vineyard UK & Ireland Hub programme. We also encourage DLC Participants to consider further Theological Training through Vineyard Institute.
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