October - December 2023|
Mission Leader Cohort
This cohort is for new and even seasoned mission pastors to be further developed in the head, heart, and hands of their unique and crucial role to help the church live on mission.
Time & Location
October - December 2023
About the Event
The role of missions in the life of the church can often be another niche ministry alongside the array of other ministries. And yet, we see that God is using his church to accomplish his mission—every single member should have a ‘sent identity.’ The role of the missions leader, then, is a key piece in helping to lead, train, mobilize, and send out the church’s members to be on mission both locally and globally. Oftentimes, the mission pastor/leader struggles in their role, whether because they are new to the role, the church (and sometimes other staff) aren’t on board, or a transition off the mission field brings a unique set of challenges in this new church staff position.
How can new and even seasoned mission pastors be further developed in head, heart, and hands of their unique and crucial role to help the church live on mission?
Join us for this three month specialty cohort that focuses on you as the mission leader in your church. We want you to be able to excel in your job. Your church, pastor, elders, executive pastor or whoever you are accountable to will greatly benefit from what you will learn in this cohort.
We will have a variety of mission pastors who will speak to the group. Here's the schedule and topics for the cohort:
Online Group Dates:
October 10 - Introduction Meeting | 11 a.m. - noon EDT
October 24 - Session One: The ‘Head’ of a Missions Pastor | 10 a.m. - noon EDT
Key Topics on Head:
Developing Missions Strategy (Local & Global)
Working with Lead Pastor, Elders, Other Staff
Dealing with Sr. Pastor transition
Passing the Mission Baton
November 14 - Session Two: The ‘Heart’ of a Missions Pastor and The ‘Hands’ of a Missions Pastor, Part 1 | 10 a.m. - noon EDT
Key Topics on Heart:
Leading Self: Character, Competencies
Having a Missions Pastor Mentor/Coach
How to Develop Healthy Spiritual Disciplines
Developing a Schedule, Calendar, Goal Setting
Key Topics on Hands, Part 1:
Leadership Multiplication / Developing a Missions Team
December 12 - Session Three: The ‘Hands’ of a Missions Pastor, Part 2 | 10 a.m. - noon EDT
Key Topics on Hands, Part 2:
-With Your Sent Ones
-With Other Churches
**Plus monthly coaching calls with Larry from October 2023 - January 2024
Mission Leader Cohort