The Academy of Artful Leadership

The Academy of Artful Leadership brings together gifted leaders who are steering congregational change. We provide a series of facilitated peer conversations around major themes in ministry, followed by individual coaching. The outcome is greater clarity and calculated movement toward transformation within a congregation.

The Academy utilizes a “coach approach” process in which the coach helps to mine the collective expertise and internal wisdom of participants, rather than relying on instruction from a teacher or prescriptions from a consultant.

This “coach approach” process helps gifted leaders discern the God-sized things that need to happen, develop a plan to get there and celebrate with them when they do.

September 2018 through May 2019


What’s included?

Eight monthly 90-minute group sessions designed to spark dynamic conversation around key themes in ministry.

Six individual one-on-one coaching sessions with a trained coach, focusing on challenges and opportunities in ministry.

Topics Covered

➢Spiritual Leadership

    •How to remain a life-giving adaptive and spiritual leader.

➢Adaptive Leadership

    •Best practices for connecting with the mission field around you.

➢The Power of Smart Goals

    •The power of setting SMART goals for ministry.

➢Honor and Disrupt

    •What needs to be honored, and what needs to be disrupted for the sake of theKingdom?

➢Enhancing Small Group Ministry

    •Why leaders should be starting new small groups continuously.

➢Developing Lay Leadership

    •Tools for developing lay leadership. Tools for developing lay leadership.

➢Increasing Vitality in Leadership

    •What one change would increase the vitality of your worship?

➢The Coach Approach to Ministry

    •How to utilize the “coach approach” in ministry.


Eight Group Coaching Sessions:

    Participants meet monthly, in-person or virtually, to explore key themes in ministry.

    Each session lasts 90 minutes.

    Preparation for each group session includes watching a short video, reading an article and preparing a worksheet.

Six Individual Coaching Calls:

    Participants meet individually with their coach after each group session to contextualize the learning and clarify action steps.

    Each of the six sessions lasts 50 minutes.

    Focus for these calls comes from the participants, not the coach.

In addition, each participant will receive a weekly thought-provoking email and a certificate of completion from the Academy, upon completion.

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For additional information, contact Kelly Carpenter