In the beginning of 2015, the Royersford First United Church of Christ initiated a Church of the Future Project which focused on spirituality, transformation, growth, and communication. The positive outcomes of that project have motivated the leadership of First UCC to implement several of the missions designed during the Church of the Future project. In order for a few good people to gain the skills necessary to lead and achieve results. It was decided to embark on a crucial challenge – a means of providing on-line leadership training to volunteers.
The objective was to create a way for the volunteer leaders from our church, conference churches, churches from other denominations and non-profit organizations in the local communities to practice the basic disciplines of team building and project leadership that is not loaded with the academia or big business approach of lengthy training programs. The training program and materials would be designed to help volunteer leaders be better prepared for the leadership jobs they accept. The program aims to provide these materials in small digestible pieces, that would be available to volunteers whenever and wherever they needed. Thus was born the idea for this online leadership training program! The means was the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference (PSEC) New Ministries Fund.
Royersford First UCC was awarded a grant to develop a training program to meet the objectives stated above. When it is completed, a volunteer at no cost to them or their organization, will have been exposed to new ideas on attitudes, attributes and skills. This will enhance their ability to involve others in decision-making, galvanize people with their energy and enthusiasm so that they give their best, become approachable and available, and create an environment where everyone feels they are being listened to and respected.
The volunteer will have been exposed to the core attributes of a person who can lead others.
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