Recruitment & Training
Leadership from the Heart is a 10-week study resource for small groups, designed to recruit active volunteers to step up and become lay leaders by promoting the concept of "Servant Leadership".
Instead of the secular concept of leadership, which appeals to ego and ambition for power, Leadership from the Heart
calls Christians to leadership by appealing to their desire to help others.
Participants are trained to -
- Develop their own spiritual practices
- Care for those they lead
- Renew the church from within
- Grow to spiritual maturity
Each class session is built around - Head, Heart, and Hands. Class content includes background material, group sharing, and action steps.
The issues covered throughout the series include servant leadership, spiritual disciplines, maturity, spiritual gifts, calling, God's purpose for your life, transformation of individuals and community, team building, and team leading.
Includes a Leaders Guide, with plans for all 10 sessions plus the student book content, and a DVD with promotional material and ten 10-minute video segments to open each class session.
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About the Author
Carol Cartmill is Executive Director of Adult Discipleship at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. In this role, she applies her passion for equipping people for ministry, practical experience from working in the local church, and an educational background in organizational management and leadership. She launched the spiritual gifts development program at COR in 1998. She and her husband Jim have raised two daughters and reside in Overland Park, Kansas. Carol is the co-author of Serving from the Heart, Leadership from the Heart, Leadership Essentials, and Serving from the Heart for Youth. She has led workshops relating to equipping ministries on both the local and national level.
Yvonne Gentile is the Senior Director of Hospitality and Connections at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Before joining church staff in 2011, Yvonne worked in an executive leadership capacity in retail, where she discovered the power of radical hospitality. She has been part of Resurrection since 1996 and served in numerous volunteer roles at Resurrection until 2011, when she joined the staff team, including leading the Spiritual Gifts Team, the Leadership Development team, and serving on the Committee on Nominations. She has led workshops and teaching events nationally on spiritual gifts, leadership development, building exceptional teams, volunteer management best practices, and radical hospitality. She is co-author of five books: Serving from the Heart: Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service, Leadership from the Heart: Learning to Lead with Love & Skill, and Leadership Essentials: Practical Tools for Leading in the Church, and most recently, The Art of Hospitality and The Greeter and Usher Handbook, scheduled for release in Spring 2020.