Leadership Development Speaker Series



Rev. Chris Brady: Conflict Transformation
Monday, October 7, 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.


This keynote will be followed up on October 7 with a workshop on conflict transformation, led by Rev. Chris Brady, pastor of Wilson Temple UMC in Raleigh. Chris is an experienced pastor and mediator who brings an effective and practical perspective to the topic.

More events are planned for 2020 including a night in February with Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, who will speak on developing an entrepreneurial spirit among Christian leaders.

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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