(From the October - December 2017 issue of VOX.)
Do you want to impact your local community? Would you love to see something happen in your church or community but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to learn and put into practice the skills that will help your ministry be more effective? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Tempo Leadership Course from Innovista Ireland is for you.
Running for the last seven years in Ireland, Innovista’s Tempo Leadership Course is designed to help you and your team to get clear on what you are doing, improve your teamwork and lead with confidence.
Tempo is aimed at people who are part of a team in a local church or ministry organisation, those leading a team or pioneers launching new mission initiatives or churches. It is ideal for people who want to become more effective as servant leaders.
What does it involve?
Eight Individual Training Days (with 5-6 weeks between each one, and the final one six months later) - Each workshop combines biblical insight, practical training, useful tools and time to apply what you’ve learned. You’ll finish each workshop day with an action plan for your team that will help develop your ministry.
On-going Support - In between the one-day workshops, we will support you to implement your action plan.
Experienced Trainers - Workshops are facilitated by experienced leaders who are also expert trainers. They will get to know you and your situation so they can help you move forward
Learning Together - The course usually comprises several church or ministry teams from a town or region, although individual pioneers are also welcome. You’ll learn from others who will challenge and support you as you pursue your calling.
BRIAN HICKEY, URBAN JUNCTION, DUBLIN SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE:
I began my internship with Urban Junction in September 2016. I was so excited. Having studied in the Irish Bible Institute, I had such grand ideas for what I could bring to the church and the ministry I would be involved with.
I met with my church leader and was informed I would be doing a leadership course. Needless to say, I wasn’t too excited about it. I thought - rather naively - that I had more than enough knowledge about leadership. I went into Tempo thinking I had it sussed and that this course was merely going to be a refresher. How wrong I was.
I have found Tempo to be a deep learning experience. It was helpful when working along side my ministry, I would go into a Tempo and take everything out of it, and implement it into my ministry.
Tempo was refreshing. It kept us on our toes. I was learning stuff and implementing it in my ministry. This was new, it was innovative and untested by me. I didn’t know what would happen. I learned, by doing. I feel the ministry I am involved in has improved dramatically as a result of working with Tempo.
Tempo gave me the opportunity to think through what had been learned, and having the chance to discuss it with others made the processing easier. Being able to communicate my thoughts on different leadership topics was, in itself, leadership shaping.
Words do not do it justice. The quality [of training] that was provided, the insightful work, the stripping back of what leadership is, right at its core was so helpful to me, and I have been blessed as a result.