Great Lakes Association

Great Lakes Association

Healthy Churches, Leadership Development, Ministry Multiplication

Leadership Development

“I don’t think I’m a leader.”

“I lead, but people don’t follow.”

“I want to grow, but I’m not sure where to start.”

First, you must understand that leadership development and discipleship are not the same—and discipleship is more important. Learning to love God with our hearts and souls and strength… nothing is more important than that.

Then, as you are growing in your relationship with God, and you want to expand your character development and grow in your influence, that’s where these pages can help. Broken down into five “levels,” these resources are based on the amount of time you are willing to invest. Level 1 takes ten to fifteen minutes per month (so no excuses!). Level 5 is a year-long commitment to internal exploration and accountability. Click on each level and read about the resources… then jump in. We are here to serve you as you grow in Christ and become the leader He always knew you could be.


Level One
Sign up to receive a monthly motivational and informational e-mail newsletter from Executive Director Dr. Rob McCleland.
Level Two – Read two recommended books on leadership each year and interact with others on-line to discuss what you’ve read in your selected reading.
Level Three - Invite two or more others to meet regularly and discuss Greg Ogden’s Discipleship Essentials and Leadership Essentials
Level Four - Implement John Maxwell’s EQUIP material within your organization through this exclusive NAB connection.
Level Five - Develop Christlike character. Lead and facilitate others through the VantagePoint3 series beginning with “The Emerging Journey.”

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