Leadership Development Speaker Series



Dr. Margaret Brunson: Illumined to Lead
Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Christ is the church’s single most important leader but through his influence and in the power of the Holy Spirit other leaders are called to serve in various roles in the church. Those called leaders have difficult jobs to do and many different challenges to face. Preparing and equipping them for fruitful and sustainable ministry is essential.

North Raleigh has launched a new Leadership Development Program to assist with this task. This program is in some ways a continuation of an effort started a few years ago but now is being made fresh for our current needs as a church. A design and planning team was named earlier this year to organize the program as a part of a variety of initiatives being implemented under our Five Year Vision and MAP 3.0.

The initial design of the Leadership Development Program centers on holding a keynote event followed by a workshop. While the keynote will examine various leadership challenges from a high-level perspective, the workshops will follow up with practical, hands on training around the same topic.

The theme for the Fall Leadership Development Speakers Series is “Leadership Amid Differences.” We kicked off the series on September 23 at 7:00 p.m. by hosting former Governor Pat McCrory, who offered his perspectives on leadership and shared lessons learned from navigating through many difficult issues while serving as mayor of Charlotte, Governor of North Carolina, and as a Duke Energy executive. Click below to view the video.


On October 7, Rev. Chris Brady, pastor of Wilson Temple UMC in Raleigh, gave a workshop on conflict transformation. Chris, an experienced pastor and mediator, brought an effective and practical perspective to the topic. His thorough approach to listening in particular, demonstrated how important comprehension is to conflict transformation and resolution. Click below to download Chris’ presentation in PDF.

We are so thankful to have had the Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, speak on developing an entrepreneurial spirit among Christian leaders.

Rev. Dr. Jones discussed the role of Christians and the church throughout history, ancient to modern time, and how through this role, led the way in entrepreneurship in relation to outreach and relief agencies. View his presentation by clicking below.

These events are open to everyone whether you currently serve in a formal church leadership position or aspire to one day serve or are merely interested in the topic being discussed. Please take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to grow as individuals as together as a church community.

For more information, please contact me or other members of the Leadership Development Program Task Force: Tom Skelton, chair, Sue Haney, Mike Brown, Leah Wiebe-Smith, Mary Parkman, or Peter Kasbohm.

Alan Felton
Executive Pastor

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