A Luminex Group Learning Community for the

Executive pastor

A four week FREE virtual community led by Mike Gafa, Luminex Group Director / Church Optimization Catalyst

Join Mike, and other executive/ administrative church leaders for this important "iron sharpens iron" learning community.

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Session One

The Significance and Challenge of Second Chair Leadership
Monday, May 17 2-3:30pm

  • The example of Joseph
  • Three paradoxes of second chair leadership (from Leading from the Second Chair, Bonem & Patterson)
  • Four keys to a healthy inner life (from The Emotionally Healthy Leader, Peter Scazerro)

Session Two

Visionary Planning
Monday, May 24 2-3:30pm

  • Church life cycles (from George Bullard)
  • Characteristics of thriving congregations (Bullard)
  • Building a visionary planning team
  • Planning landmines (from Faith-Based, by Michael Gafa)
  • The Luminex approach to visionary planning
  • Best practices / idea sharing

Session Three

Essentials - Staffing, Finances, Budget
Monday, June 7 2-3:30pm

  • Staffing essentials
  • The case for a leadership covenant
  • Faith-based budgeting
  • Capital Campaign considerations
  • Best practices / idea sharing

Session Four

Next Level Leadership
Monday, June 14 2-3:30pm

  • Introduction to systems thinking (John Messer)
  • Growing as a H.E.R.O. (hopeful, empowered, resilient, optimistic) leader
  • Leading in a post-COVID world
  • A learning community of XPs
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Recent learning community reviews:

extremely helpful

This seminar was extremely helpful as it opened my eyes to the underlying systems and mental models that exist and have existed for a long time in our congregation.

tools for change

What a blessing to have the familiar explained in a manner that makes sense as well as provides tools for change.

Relevant learning

I have consistently found the content of LuminexGroup to be relevant learning and have appreciated the efficient covering of deep topics. It was helpful to have the interactive group discussion to delve into the world of systems thinking.

Real life applications

John Messer's teaching brought clarity to subjects I had only begun to study. Real life applications then brought it all home - very well done!