The Center for Leadership Development is designed to help pastors, ministry leaders and men learn, grow, and mature in their faith. We offer comprehensive training and leadership development for the local church in the disciplines of men’s discipleship. The Center is the hub for our counseling, educational and training ministries as well as the focal point for pastors and ministry leaders to meet and discuss the issues they face in ministry today. We offer training and seminars on a wide variety of subjects and topics that can be tailored to small and large groups. PointMan is also creating new presentations that address the key issues of our day.
We Resource Churches Through:
Peer Groups For Pastors and Ministry Leaders
The Center for Christian Leadership Development is committed to the following core values:
Spiritual formation within the context of life-long learning, which recognizes the ongoing development of Christ-like character as the primary building block for Christian life and service.
Leadership development from a renewal perspective, which embraces the contemporary expression of the Holy Spirit.
Excellence in Biblical and theological education, which is grounded on the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God, and which reflects forward-looking learning.
Practical training and experience that promote healthy habits of the heart, mind, and spirit, and which equip graduate professionals for fruitful ministry in the church, community, and the world.
Advancement of world evangelization and discipleship, which are primary Biblical mandates.
The Center for Christian Leadership Development serves learners from many backgrounds. We desire to equip learners to minister effectively within their own church and various spheres of influence. In particular, we seek to serve learners and churches within our ministry region. As an educational and faith community, we assume that learners are active in ministry. Correspondingly, we seek to encourage their growth in Theological and Biblical integrity, Christian Leadership and commitment to the Church and its outward thrust in evangelism, discipleship and missions.
How the Center for Christian Leadership Development can help pastors, ministry leaders, and their families
In a survey done by the Fuller Institute of Church growth, 90% of the pastors surveyed felt that they were inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands. Over 70% of pastors surveyed said they did not have someone they considered to be a close friend.
Ministry leaders know the difficulties that come with being spiritual leaders. They and their families are often impacted greatly by the isolation they feel in doing ministry, mostly because they lack a safe place where they can be transparent and find the help they need.
The Center for Christian Leadership Development is here to help pastors overcome these kinds of barriers to healthy, successful ministry. The following are services we provide to help ministry leaders and their families.
Ministry Leader Gatherings
Our ministry leader gatherings are designed to connect, encourage, and equip pastors and ministry leaders through a meaningful time of training, fellowship, and prayer in a safe environment. These gatherings include two different types of groups.
The Pastors Round Table is a monthly gathering of pastors who are passionate about effective ministry and value the input of a group of trusted peers who are committed to each other’s health and success.
Servant Leader Round Tables are meetings for ministry leaders from across denominational lines that allow them to come together on a monthly basis to discuss the needs they see in ministry and where we as a ministry can provide ongoing support and training for each leader to help them better run their ministries. We will share successes, challenges, ideas, resources, and spend time in prayer. Click HERE for more info.
Ministry Coaching and Mentoring
Ministry leaders often lack the time, objectivity, and opportunity to sharpen their skills, overcome their personal and professional obstacles, and reach the next level of excellence. We provide an opportunity to address areas where you would like to excel or where you may be struggling. Such issues may include time management, relational skills, preaching and teaching skills, organizational challenges, financial management and development, and strengthening your leadership skills.
Often churches make decisions that require additional support. Building upon our years of experience in helping churches through these decisions, PointMan offers ongoing consulting services for pastors and ministry leaders dealing with the issues of business and ministry planning, crisis management, training, leadership evaluation, worship ministry development, and construction management.
Everyone experiences personal and relational issues that are hard to overcome. Even the best marriages and families face challenging and rocky seasons. Ignoring our problems invariably compounds them. Our counselors provide Biblical, Christ-Centered counseling to help you address issues and develop marital and family intimacy and stability. Our counseling staff offers help in areas including burnout, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual addiction, major life transitions, and spiritual formation. Many are trained in emotional focused marriage and family therapy.
We offer training and seminars on a wide variety of areas and topics that can be tailored to small and large groups. The Center for Christian Leadership Development serves learners, both men and women, from many backgrounds. We desire to help them minister effectively within their church and various spheres of influence. In particular, we seek to serve learners and churches within our Mid Atlantic region. As an educational and faith community, we assume that learners are active in ministry. Correspondingly, we seek to encourage their growth in theological and biblical integrity, Christian leadership and commitment to the church and its outward thrust in evangelism, discipleship, and missions.