Introduction to LMC
The Leadership Matters Course focuses on seven key elements of leadership:
- Lifelong Learner
- Gaining an understanding of what Vision is all about for the Christian leader is important. We focus on how to develop your vision and how to communicate your vision to others. Some of the important elements of developing a vision within a team is to develop the ability to lead a team in creative thinking, to have the tools for vision-casting, and then to work out a plan of action to accomplish the vision.
- We work on continuing to develop skills in the area of Communication. A leader not only needs a vision, but also the skill to communicate that vision. Within the LMC are workshops on public relations, public speaking, story telling, motivating to change, and learning to own the vision of the leader. There is training in preparation for a modular talk, message, paper or letter, and how to create it in a way that addresses the needs of the audience, resulting in a positive response.
- We focus on developing skills in the area of Shepherding with a view of caring for the people who are under the leader’s care. Some of these skills are affirmation, understanding different learning styles, developing people skills, learning how to ask non–threatening questions and to improve listening skills. There are tools that participants gain in the course for future use.
- We work to develop skills in the area of Management. We cover areas such as decision-making, planning, organizing, delegating, following through and evaluating. Leaders must work to turn their visions into reality. For this to happen, basic management skills are absolutely essential, both in the ministry and in the personal life of the leader.
- A leader needs to develop the spirit of a Lifelong Learner. The course itself is one way in which ongoing learning can take place in the life of a leader. But, the spirit and attitude of learning needs is ongoing or lifelong. Participants observe trainers ‘in training.’ There is coaching throughout the course and participants experience changes in attitude toward the value of on-going learning. We design the course so that participants will be able to pass on the skills they acquire to others.
- We deal with the need to accept and understand Pain as an inescapable element in the life of a leader. For that reason the environment of the training is one of encouragement, but also a preparation for reality by addressing this issue. For many situations relationship building and effective management skills can greatly help to reduce pain. Other skills acquired in the training can also help in this area of leadership life.
- The need for God’s Anointing in Christian leadership is evident – the realization that the hand of God rests upon a leader’s life and ministry. Trainers in the course are inspiring examples. Daily devotions in the LMC focus on God and practical illustrations of His work in the lives of the trainers and the participants. The training is consistently Biblically based and immersed in much prayer.
Did you know that?
- ITA has hosted the LMC in 34 different countries?
- LMC’s 2500 alumni work in 180 countries?
- More than 100 different agencies have sent their leaders to LMC?
- YOU have the opportunity to sign up now for what many leaders have said is the best leadership course they’ve ever experienced?