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    NCLS Webinar - Thriving and Resilient Leadership

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    Thriving and Resilient Leadership 

    Latest findings and reflections on resilience, fulfilment and thriving in church leadership post-COVID

    Join us in this webinar for the latest findings and reflections on how Australian church leaders are coping and what factors contribute to their resilience, based on the results from the 2021-22 NCLS Leader Survey.

    After the initial shock and adaptations of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local church leaders found they were more in demand than ever. More people in need are turning to their minister, pastor or priest as a constant in their lives. The last few years have been a fulfilling time, as well as an incredibly demanding time for church leaders.

    Responses to our 2021-22 NCLS Leader Survey show satisfaction levels are high, as well as greater exhaustion levels. We suggest for leaders, this can’t be your new normal. This webinar aims to help you as a leader to find an equilibrium you can sustain, to help you to thrive in your role.

    Date: Weds 2nd Aug
    Time : Choose to attend either the 11am or 7.30pm session

    You will discover:
    • What does thriving look like and what is burnout?
    • How has it changed in Australian church leadership over the past 5 years? Are current practices sustainable?
    • What are the personal foundations that contribute to resilience and sustainable leadership?
    • Practical ministry implications, case studies and guiding principles for leaders.


    Speakers for this webinar are Sam Sterland, Senior Researcher of NCLS Research and guest speaker Tim Dyer. Sam Sterland will present research findings on leader wellbeing and resilience, and responses to COVID-19 followed by Tim Dyer who will provide his reflections on the implications of these findings for ministry and mission.


    Speakers:

    Sam Sterland, Senior Researcher, NCLS Research

    Sam has a background in theology, ministry, psychology and counselling. He has co-authored NCLS publications on church life and sustainable leadership. He has a particular interest in ministers and burnout, and a passion to help foster vital churches with healthy leaders.

    Tim Dyer

    Tim is a trainer of pastors, church consultants, mentors, and Christian leaders. He works across many mainline denominations and focuses on the care, development and support of clergy and the health of congregations. He trained in psychology at Melbourne and Monash Universities before researching and publishing on Youth Homelessness as a staff worker with Scripture Union Victoria. He teaches at a graduate level for several theological colleges in Leadership, Team Relationships, Conflict Management, Resilience and Self Care, Trauma and Recovery and the Personal Life of the Minister.

    Our thanks go to Baptist Financial Services for their sponsorship of this webinar.



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