It’s been great to work with TSS in their mentoring and change management programs over the last couple of years.
Tim and I had the privilege of joining TSS pastors and leaders for their end of year gathering on November 29. Tim gave a short presentation and then responded to a range of questions from re-engaging volunteer leaders to staying emotionally safe in ministry.
Tim concluded the seminar series Transform Southern Sydney has been hosting for leaders on change and transition leadership (on zoom from Perth today). He explained stages and phases in life and leadership and the life cycle of a church / congregation, introduced several analytical tools, and concluded by covering elements of leadership theory specifically related to leading transitions well. It has been a pleasure to journey with the group through the year.
All notes and resources are now in the team Dropbox.
The seventh and final of a series of workshops with members of the Transform Southern Sydney mentoring group occurred on zoom this morning. Tim commenced with a word study on ‘imitate’ (mimeomai) in the New Testament and we considered its implications for mentoring. We reflected on the interpersonal skill of self-disclosure in mentoring and the dynamic of transference. We spent time considering common sources of pressure from subconscious processes and supporting mentors through Sabbaticals. It has been a delight to spend time with the mentoring group in the workshops.
Tim continued the seminar series Transform Southern Sydney is hosting for leaders on change and transition leadership (on zoom from Victoria today). Key topics covered in this third seminar included leading specific types of change and transition: pastoral transition, founder’s transition, and mergers. Tim walked the group through the Leaving Well, Beginning Well, and Exit Interviews resources the Johnmark Extension has developed and their application for pastoral transitions.
Tim and I returned to zoom for the sixth of a series of workshops with members of the Transform Southern Sydney mentoring group. We started with a Biblical reflection about Naomi and Ruth and then considered ways leaders deceive themselves and strategies to grow in self-awareness to combat this. To finish we spent time looking at burnout and the importance of Sabbath for emotional health.
Resources from the workshop have been added to the team Dropbox.