2018 Sessions

  • July 11-15, 2018 FULL
  • August 8-12, 2018 FULL
  • September 12-16, 2018
“LEAD is the premier leadership development experience.” Chuck Swindoll

Chancellor, Dallas Seminary, Dallas, TX

“There are times in our lives when God orchestrates events for maximum impact—molten moments—when He shapes us forever for Him. LEAD was such a time in our lives!” Steve Breedlove

Crossroads Fellowship, Raleigh, NC

WHAT IS LEAD?

LEAD is a 5 day intensive transformational experience that looks at a minister’s life and ministry from four different vantage points: Giftedness, Ministry, Family of Origin, and Life Dream all culminating in a Game Plan which is a specified “next-steps” strategy created and visualized on the last day of LEAD.

Who should attend?

LEAD is perfect for individuals or couples facing transition, burnout, conflict, or questions in their ministry. The beauty of LEAD is that, all four vantage point coaches prepare for the LEAD experience by examining all the prep-LEAD Surveys and Life Maps sent in by participants and then by collaborating multiple times before and throughout the LEAD experience in order to bring participants through to a place of resolution and understanding about the direction God has for His calling and ministry in their lives.

If a person is going through a transition in his or her life or ministry, facing challenges in his or her current leadership role, or simply desiring greater ministry effectiveness, this program is created specifically for that ministry leader. LEAD is designed to help participants more effectively navigate the unique challenges they face in today’s ever-changing world.

Details

Cost

The rate for LEAD is $4,000 per married couple which includes:

  • 4 nights at a beautiful local DFW Bed and Breakfast ($800)
  • Three individualized assessment tools with personal feedback ($300)
  • Most meals (9 out of 12 meals)
  • Approximately 25 hours of personalized coaching with trained module leaders ($3,750)
  • Churches may apply for a grant to sponsor staff members through the Lily National Clergy Renewal Program (Download application). 

Note: The Clergy Renewal Program is not connected with Dallas Seminary or The Hendricks Center. We list it here only as a potential source of funding. 

Accommodations

Participants spend five days and four nights at a local DFW Bed and Breakfast, featuring first-class breakfasts and luxurious rooms, providing a relaxing escape from the business of the normal day to day life for participants to stay while attending the different coaching modules and processing the personal information and feedback.

If you would like more information on LEAD, please contact Amanda Stidham at 214-887-5250 or via email astidham@dts.edu.

The LEAD Experience

Process Overview

Drawing on 30 years of experience with thousands of ministry leaders, LEAD provides participants with the following process that equips them to best fulfill God’s purpose for their life and ministry. The four-day, five-night experience involves the necessary steps of evaluation and development which then culminate in a personalized game plan. In the evaluation, participants will examine their identity, vision, giftedness, and how God has worked and continues to work in their personal and family life. LEAD recognizes that God has uniquely created and shaped the participants through His sovereignty and grace so that His specific purpose in their lives may be fulfilled. During the development, participants will identify the most important areas to focus on in their development as well as discuss developmental recommendations for life and ministry growth. The LEAD process culminates in a “game plan”. The personalized Game Plan will be a practical, take-home tool which the participants will use to accomplish God’s purpose in their lives and ministry.

Life Coaching

The individualized coaching modules are as follows:

Each participant utilizes the knowledge and experience of his/her personalized coaching team through approximately 25 hours of feedback.

Life Dream Module: a seasoned ministry professional, through the development of a Life Story, will help participants better understand how God has uniquely created them, shaped them, and where He is leading them.

Personal and Family Module: a licensed professional counselor helps participants better understand and make sense of how God has worked and continues to work in participants’ lives in order to determine objectives for growth in their personal lives, marriages, and families.

Ministry Module: a seasoned ministry professional works with participants to evaluate and improve thier ministry effectiveness.

SIMA Module: a trained SIMA (The name SIMA stands for System for Integrated Motivational Abilities which refers to one’s unique Giftedness which is what one was born to do) Professional gives participants positive personal feedback as to what their giftedness and strengths are and how those strengths can be used to maximize their ministry.

Game Plan Module: a professional coach will work with participants in order to clarify their next steps and direction by outlining their personal vision, most strategic areas to develop, and action steps to accomplish this vision.

In addition to growing as a couple and bonding with other LEAD participants through the shared meals and feedback sessions, The beauty of LEAD is that, all four vantage point coaches prepare for the LEAD experience by examining all the prep-LEAD Surveys and Life Maps sent in by participants and then by collaborating multiple times before and throughout the LEAD experience in order to bring participants through to a place of resolution and understanding about the direction God has for His calling and ministry in their lives.