LEADER GROUPS

Leader Groups are peer-driven environments designed to help you develop skills, challenge ideas, and lead with clarity

THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE

ELS exists to equip executive leaders for the church of the future. We do that by connecting leaders to each other and to the best thought leaders available in ministry and business.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A LEADER GROUP?

HOW LEADER GROUPS WORK (FAQs)

What are Leader Groups?

Leader groups are peer-driven environments of 5-8 people, facilitated by a group mentor, where executive leaders can come to challenge ideas, develop skills, and lead with better clarity.

What is the time commitment?

Leader Groups will last for six months, meeting virtually once per month for two hours. 

How does the Leader Group work?

Leader Groups are intentionally small for increased collaboration and one-to-one communication opportunities with the mentor. We will ask each group member to submit their challenge/question/need one week before the group meets. This allows the mentor and other members a chance to research topics for discussion. As appropriate, topic experts may also be invited to speak to the issue when the group meets.

Who are the mentors?

Our mentors are seasoned executives from larger churches, who also have the humility to serve and a heart for the local church leadership. Mentors will be selected for each group based on who is in the group. 

Can I invite people I know into a group?

Yes, as long as it is before the group starts. Just send us an email and let us know who! 

What is the level of confidentiality?

We believe relational safety is imperative, and this cannot be achieved without confidentiality. We want leaders to show up with their real issues and find support without any concern of having conversations shared outside the group. Everyone who participates will be required to commit to 100% confidentiality.

What topics will be covered?

This will be determined by the group, but some examples are tracking church engagement, budget/finances, staffing/benefits, future church innovation, digital engagement, and building use strategy. 

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HERE'S WHAT CHURCH LEADERS ARE SAYING ...

The consulting sessions were extremely valuable and a value add for our team. I would say value on top on value!”
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Bryon Mengle
Online Campus & Community Group Pastor, Cornwall Church
“I was in an XP Leader Group several years back. The relationships I built there were life giving for me as a leader. ”
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Jacob Williamson
Executive Pastor, Celebration Church, TX
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Carey Nieuwhof
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