Leading Healthy Change in Your Church

A six-session 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 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 Online Interactive Group Meetings 
with a small cohort of like-minded individuals

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 2021!

Tuition for the 6-Session experience 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

Here’s what we’ll explore:

  • SESSION 1: Why is change so difficult?
  • SESSION 2: Change starts with you
  • SESSION 3: Building trust and a change-ready coalition
  • SESSION 4: Three essential elements of healthy change
  • SESSION 5: Dealing with resistance, disappointment, and sabotage
  • SESSION 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’s books on ministry leadership include: Leading Congregational Change, Leading from the Second Chair, Thriving in the Second Chair, and In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership. 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 6-Session experience 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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