Leading Healthy Change in Your Church

A six-week online lab on managing change in your church with Mike Bonem

Leading from Chaos to Health

Learning how to lead well, especially in today’s chaotic context, requires learning how to lead change. It’s not enough to have a breakthrough idea to take your church to a whole new level. Many great ministry initiatives fall short due to a failure to navigate organizational change. Sometimes an innovative idea isn’t even discussed because of leaders have had disastrous change experiences in the past.

Since this isn’t a subject that is taught at most seminaries, most church leaders learn through hard knocks. But there are core principles – from Scripture and business – that can be learned and that can greatly enhance your skills and your likelihood for leading change successfully.

  • Target audience: senior pastors and executive pastors, but also applicable for other church leaders

  • End results: each participant will have greater understanding of change dynamics and will develop a change management action plan.

Your Leading Healthy Change Lab Experience

Each Lab experience includes:

6 Live Online
Meet-Ups
with a small cohort of other teams.

Offline learning opportunities and exercises to push your team forward

Two Individual Personalized Coaching sessions for each participant

Private Basecamp for ongoing communication
and collaboration

Our Next Lab Starts January 20, 2021

Tuition for the 7-week experience starts on January 20 and is just $950 for individuals.  Bring an extra team member for an additional $750. Individualized ongoing coaching is available for an additional fee following the completion of this lab.

Helping You Move from Knowledge to Action

Weekly Live Sessions:

  • WEEK 1: Why is change so difficult? Understanding the dynamics of change
  • WEEK 2: Look in the mirror – personal preparation, conviction, know your strengths and weaknesses
  • WEEK 3: Building trust and a change-ready coalition
  • WEEK 4: Three essential elements – urgency, plans, communication
  • WEEK 5: We want to go back to Egypt – dealing with resistance, disappointment, and sabotage
  • WEEK 6: Becoming resilient

Format: 

  • 2-hour Zoom meetings every other week
  • No more than 40% presentation each session, with various forms of interaction for the rest of the time.
  • Use a variety of Zoom features, including presentation, polls, and breakout rooms
  • 2 individual (45-minute) coaching sessions for each participant
  • Each participant will complete a “change management plan” describing the specific steps that they will take to successfully implement a major change in their congregation.

Your Lab Facilitator

Mike Bonem

Mike Bonem

Mike Bonem is a Christ-follower, consultant, coach, writer, husband and father. He loves to help churches and ministries, and their leaders, reach their God-given potential. Mike is the author or co-author of Leading from the Second Chair, Thriving in the Second Chair, In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership, and Leading Congregational Change. He has worked with some of the nation’s leading churches and has spoken across the country and internationally on topics related to ministry leadership and congregational effectiveness.

Reserve Your Spot for the
Leading Healthy Change Lab

Tuition for the 7-week experience starts on January 20 and is just $950 for individuals.  Bring an extra team member for an additional $750. Individualized ongoing coaching is available for an additional fee following the completion of this lab.

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