Leadership Learning Communities
healthly Vital Relationships with ABCOPAD Pastors
We currently have 13 Leadership Learning Communities across Pennsylvania and Delaware representing about 80 of our 320 pastoral leaders.
Already we are hearing appreciation for the design of the program and the life-changing impact it is making in the lives and ministries of our pastors. To God be the glory.
LLC Philosophical Basis & Benefits
The need for Leadership Training
The need to address isolation among church leaders and churches
The need to address the debilitation of loneliness and feelings of insignificance among church leaders
The dynamic of small group support
The benefit of the integration of information
The value of plural leadership learning (integration and application)
The empowering of the vision for Vital Healthy Pastors and Churches
LLC Group Facilitator / Mentor Pastor
The facilitator/mentor pastor prepares and leads the group and is one of the group members
The facilitator/mentor pastor coordinates the meeting schedule and reminders
The facilitator/mentor pastor helps the participants to stay true to the LLC Covenant
The facilitator/mentor pastor is chosen and trained by the ABCOPAD Regional Pastoral Leadership.
LLC Pastor Participants
SIZE: Number of participants is limited to not less than 3 and not more than 6. The Group Facilitator is in addition to the participants.
PARTICIPANTS: The Group Facilitator must grant approval for all of the members in their group.
LLC Participants Covenant
Participants will make all gatherings a priority
Participants will commit to participate in the LLC Group for 1 year
Participants will involve their church leadership and share ideas!
Participants will complete the group study prior to gathering
Participants will commit to confidentiality
Participants will consider sharing on the ABCOPAD LLC Blog Site
Participants will commit to prayer for fellow participants
Year One Book List
Foundational Book: Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church by Rev. Dr. Reggie McNeal, B.A., M.Div., PhD. McNeal’s book outlines the formation of Leadership Learning Communities upon which ABCOPAD has designed it’s LLC’s program.
Books: The (10) books for the LLC groups are chosen by the ABCOPAD Regional Leadership for their subject and content. One of the reasons the books are chosen for the participants is to foster the creation of a common language across the region.
Year Two Book List
Books: The (5) books for the LLC groups are chosen by the ABCOPAD Regional Leadership for their subject and content. One of the reasons the books are chosen for the participants this year is to foster the spiritual lives of our pastors and their congregations.
- READ OVER THE SUMMER – Discuss in SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER - The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard – 448 pages
- NOVEMBER / DECEMBER - Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders – 208 pages
- JANUARY / FEBRUARY - Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Don Whitney – 272 pages
- MARCH / APRIL - Faith Soaring Churches by George Bullard – 128 pages
- MAY / JUNE - Journeys to Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of Paul by Neil Cole – 208 pages
- BONUS - Souls in Transition by Christian Smith and Patricia Snell – 368 pages
- BONUS - The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley – 232 pages
ABCOPAD LLC BLOG SITE
Brief Book Reviews and Guides for the LLC Group Meetings can be found at:
IF INTERESTED IN BEING AN ABCOPAD MENTOR PASTOR or LLC PARTICIPANT
PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO REV. KEVIN WALDEN, REGIONAL PASTOR WITH PASTORAL LEADERS