The following list of summary statements was submitted and discussed at a National Strategy Team Summit on August 30, 2017 in Hillsboro, Kansas.
The goal of C2C network is to encourage and equip churches to make disciples who will lead new opportunities to expand the gospel. Leadership development falls into four categories – using the acrostic ACTS.
The goal of the Central District Conference (CDC) is to develop leadership in the church through continuing education, mentoring programs, summer internships, coaching and one-year internships.
The goal of Faith Front is to identify, equip and empower a growing community of called, skilled and equipped leaders for the Church with special emphasis on pastoral ministry and other church vocations. For youth ages 14-19.
The mission of First MB Church is to help people find and follow Jesus. Using myPath, which includes a series of classes based on curriculum written by the staff. Four 4-week classes currently on Sunday mornings.
The goal of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary is to develop innovative and high-quality programs that address the needs of contemporary students, maximize the unique strengths of the seminary and utilize varying delivery modes.
The goal of Iglesia Agua Viva is to focus on discipleship, creating a culture of being disciples that make disciples. Teaching starts from the basics about the faith and keeps people moving up to the point that they know more about the Word of God. Equip leaders to be ready to be sent.
The goal of MB Foundation is to help develop leaders for vital church ministry through internships (business students), LeadGen scholarships and funding for specific leadership development projects.
The goal of MB Mission is to be able to assist in developing leaders by making disciples who will live locally, nationally and globally through risk-taking experiences, serving in teams, relationships with seasoned leaders, and programs such as AWAKE, SOAR, ACTION, TREK and FOCUS (“development funnel”).
Micah Project, a ministry of North Fresno Church: A ten-month discipleship experience that places participants in a community setting while exploring church and urban ministry and growing in leadership development.
MVCC is aiming to develop leaders in a variety of ways, centering on discipleship. This is accomplished through SHAPE groups, Life Groups, School Of Ministry, Triad and internships.
The North Carolina District Conference (NCD) is seeking opportunities to implement leadership development programs to increase district leadership through: TUMI, summer internships, LEAD One events and LEAD Coaching.
The Pacific District Conference (PDC) has leadership development as one of its three core principles. The main ministry program to help attain this is the PDC summer internship program. Also looking into developing something similar to FaithFront.
The Southern District Conference (SDC) resources local churches for leadership development through internships, strong youth camps and conferences, grants for pastoral leadership growth and one-on-one mentoring of pastors by seasoned pastors. Local churches are the root of almost all leadership development.
The SDC Youth Commission has a vision for leadership development through building a youth worker network, plus youth worker training and resourcing. Open to partnering with many MB organizations.
Tabor College continues to focus on preparing people for a lifetime of work and service. Three aspects to this vision are to provide a broad education, prepare for a vocation, and train people for work in the church. Their brand is to be: “decidedly Christian.”
The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) is equipping thousands of leaders at a fraction of typical costs. The main program is a 16-course systematic seminary-level Capstone Curriculum.
CL Magazine strives to help develop effective leaders through feature articles and columns, providing inspiring leadership topics, highlighting events and programs offered at all levels and sharing stories of how local churches and USMB ministry partners are working to equip leaders.
The National Youth Commission is passionate about developing current and future leaders by providing a national youth worker network, Project: Serve and the National Youth Convention.
LEAD Coaching helps develop leaders through an intentional Spirit-centered relationship between a Life Coach and a coach, which empowers church leaders to pursue personal fulfillment by realizing their full potential, and maximizing their effectiveness.
USMB will continue to be significantly involved in leadership development (one of three core commitments) through the LEAD initiatives which include: LEAD One, LEAD Coaching, LEAD Cohorts, LEAD Consults/Labs, plus website resourcing and connection and other events.