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“Transformational Leadership is an artform that is developed by continual learning.”

The Academy of Artful Leadership brings together gifted leaders who are steering congregational change. We provide a series of facilitated peer conversations around major themes in ministry, followed by individual coaching. The outcome is greater clarity and calculated movement toward transformation within a congregation.

The Academy utilizes a “coach approach” process in which the coach helps to mine the collective expertise and internal wisdom of participants, rather than relying on instruction from a teacher or prescriptions from a consultant.

This “coach approach” process helps gifted leaders discern the God-sized things that need to happen, develop a plan to get there and celebrate with them when they do.

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Transformation happens when we take what we learn, consider it in our own context, identify what needs to happen, and put in place specific action steps to achieve the vision.

Program Information

What’s Included?

18 hours of coaching:

  • Eight monthly 90-minute group sessions designed to spark dynamic conversation around key themes in ministry.
  • Six individual one-on-one coaching sessions with a trained coach, focusing on challenges and opportunities in ministry.

Schedule and Cost:

The cost of training is $990 per participant. This investment is sometimes shared between participants and their organizations.

Participants Receive:

  • Teaching Videos and Worksheets –monthly, around crucial ministry themes
  • Peer Group Learning Sessions –eight monthly calls, 90 minutes each
  • Individual Coaching Sessions — six 50-minute calls
  • Certificate of Leadership Development upon completion of the training

 

Current Course Offerings

Artful Leadership (Basic 1.0)

Explore thought-provoking topics so important in ministry today:

  • Life-giving spiritual leadership
  • Life-giving adaptive leadership
  • Disruption as a Holy opportunity
  • The importance of vision and the power of SMART goals
  • Enhancing small group ministry
  • Empowering lay leadership
  • Fresh expressions of worship
  • The coach approach to ministry

Specialty Courses (Advanced 2.0)

Courses designed to focus in key areas of ministry:

THE ART OF CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

THE ART OF DENOMINATIONAL LEADERSHIP

THE ART OF WELLBEING 

THE ART OF YOUTH MINISTRY

Interested in joining one of our Groups?

See our Faculty and the Courses they are leading below:

ARTFUL LEADERSHIP

BARBARA WILSON

Artful Leadership (1.0)
Starting January 2022

SHELLY WOOD

Artful Leadership (1.0)
Starting January 2022

DEBBIE CARL

Artful Leadership (1.0)
Starting January 2022

BRIAN PRIOR

Artful Leadership (1.0)
Starting January 2022

GARY SPENCER

Artful Leadership (1.0)
Starting October 2021

SPECIALTY COURSES

BRIAN PRIOR

The Art of Denominational Leadership
Starting January 2022

ROY HOWARD

The Art of Creative Leadership
Starting January 2022

KIM McNEILL

The Art of Youth Ministry
Starting January 2022

VICKI JOHNSON

The Art of WellBeing
Starting January 2022

Need More Information or Have Questions?

Contact Lynda Otte, 614-245-8813, Lynda@holmescoaching.com 

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