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LEADERSHIP RESOURCES

Leaders influence others, and God uniquely gifts women to accomplish His purposes! Christian leaders influence people to follow Christ whatever their situation and wherever God puts them. We provide material to encourage, equip, and inspire ordained and lay women, whether they are formal or informal leaders in their church, to bring Christ to those near and far. Leadership resources fall into two categories:

1. Support for emerging leaders through print, video, and digital media resources. The resources will have insights and tools for identifying and supporting emerging leaders across the spectrum of church ministry.
2. Equipping effective biblical leaders with emphasis on biblical models, strategies, and tactics.

Leadership is less an acquired trait than a learned skill. The Women’s Resource Council will vet and post resources related to:

Biblical models of leadership.
Leadership functions such as casting a vision, delegating roles and tasks, and providing oversight and direction.
Leadership models and strategies for ministries such as discipleship, evangelism, and administration.
Principles of group dynamics and development, including stages of group/relationship development and how to facilitate godly norms.
Character traits of Christian leaders.
Mentor training and development.

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ENDORSED RESOURCES

REAL 2.0 Training Guide

EPC Women’s Ministries

The REAL Training Guide is The Well’s primary Endorsed Leadership Resource, and was designed that women in the EPC might be equipped to serve and lead to the glory of God. Available at EPC Resources, or click here to download individual chapters in pdf format.

Overcoming Your Shadow Mission

John Ortberg

The greatest fear leaders face is not something that might happen to them, but something that can happen in them. Ortberg describes this as “mission” (the highest purpose to which God calls us) and shadow mission (an authentic mission that has been derailed).

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COMMENDED RESOURCES

The Wounded Healer

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Courageous Leadership

Bill Hybels

In this book, Bill Hybels unpacks the tools, tasks, and challenges of your calling and helps you discover the power of vision and how to turn it into action.

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David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell draws upon history, psychology, and powerful story-telling to reshape how we think of the world around us and challenge how we think about obstacles and disadvantages.

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Developing the Leader Within You

John C. Maxwell

Improve your leadership and inspire others through timeless principles that will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.

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Developing the Leaders Around You

John C. Maxwell

Maxwell explains the greatest leadership principle he has ever learned: That those closest to the leader will determine the success level of that leader.

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Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek

Sinek describes how the best workplaces foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build a “Circle of Safety” that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

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Leadership 101

John C. Maxwell

No matter who you are, you can lead—and lead well. In this book, John C. Maxwell offers a succinct and inspiring framework for enhancing the leadership abilities you already possess.

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Leadership that Works

Leith Anderson

Anderson’s counsel is sound, practical, and full of hope to pastors, church leaders, and lay Christians.

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Leadership Theory and Practice

Peter G. Northouse

Leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner. Each chapter includes three case studies that provides practical examples of the theories discussed.

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Pray for Me

Tony Souder

The Pray for Me Campaign creates a web of intergenerational relationships for young people, and equips adults to pass on a sustainable faith to the next generation.

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Rare Leadership

Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder

Healthy teams begin with healthy leaders, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity—the quality the greatest leaders possess.

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Spiritual Leadership

J. Oswald Sanders

A proven classic for developing talented, vigorous leaders in the church who are guided by and devoted to Jesus Christ.

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The Power of Team Leadership

George Barna

What churches need to know in order to recruit, train, and deploy lay leadership teams for maximum effectiveness.

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