Leadership: Spiritual 2018 (Andrew Picard)


Guided Learning twelve month framework Leadership 580

1. Learning Experience

This Leadership option will help you to assess and change patterns of leadership in your own ministry context. This option is based on a read/reflect/discuss model throughout the year, beginning in February, ending in October.

In the first few weeks, as you begin:

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Spend some time reflecting on your own understanding of leadership from a theological perspective. Record (journal) any things you feel significant, or ideas you would like to engage with. This is to enable you at the end of this option to assess how far you have travelled through the eight-month period. There is no need to share this initial journal entry with your coach or the facilitator unless you wish to do so.

Throughout the eight months:

Read the following two books:

Derek Tidball, Ministry by the Book: New Testament Patterns for Pastoral Leadership (Deerfield, IL: IVP, 2009). Buy online at Book Depository, or borrow from the Carey library.

Peter L. Steinke, Congregational Leadership in Anxious Time: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What (Bethesda, MD: Alban Institute, 2006). Buy online at Book Depository, or borrow from the Carey library.

2. Reading/Reflection/Discussion

Break this option into roughly six six-week periods:

Read: In each six-week period, read the section of chapters in the reading outline below.

Reflect: With this section of reading in mind, answer the five questions in the Lifelong Learning for Registration Reflection Guide, journaling your answers (no more than 500 words each journal entry). These six journal entries are to be submitted to the facilitator by 12 October along with your final reflection. Ideally these six-weekly journal entries will be written before each coaching/supervision/mentoring session and used as the basis for the conversation with your coach/supervisior/coach.

Discuss: At least every two months meet with your coach/supervisior/mentor and use your response to the five questions as a basis for discussion, considering how you might plan to change the pattern of leadership in your own ministry context. 


Every five weeks start a new section:

12 February Read: Tidball, Chapters 1-5

26 March Read: Tidball, Chapters 6-10

07 May Read: Tidball, Chapters 11-15

18 June Read: Steinke, “Part 1” (Chapters 1-3)

30 July Read: Steinke, “Part 2” (Chapters 4-6)

10 September Read: Steinke, “Part 3” (Chapters 7-9)

Final Reflection

By 12 October, and following the readings, reflections/journalling and regular meetings with your coach, write a final reflection (500 words, or a 10 minute vlog). Discuss the results of the actions that you have undertaken over the eight months. What has happened as a result of the continuing education? Submit this to the facilitator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and share it with your coach (with this final reflection also submit your six journal entries from each reading/reflection section).

Feel free to email or phone the facilitator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) thoughts or questions at any time through the eight months.


3. Coach

At the start of this eight-month option, you need to make arrangements with a suitable person to act as your coach/supervisor/mentor through the year, meeting at least once every two months. This person should be someone accessible to your local context, able to meet physically or online with you regularly over this time. They need to be willing and able to walk alongside you during the eight months. Ask them if they would read the two books as well if they haven’t already. The objective is for your coach to meet with you and help you to assess your current ministry practice and develop your learning experience into new or altered patterns of ministry practice in your own context.

Ask your coach to work with you to change the pattern of leadership in your own ministry context, journeying with you as you make any changes over the course of time in line with your reading and reflection.

By 12 October:

Submit your final reflection (500 words or 10 minute blog) and six journal entries – see details in section 2 above. The facilitator will engage with your written reflection.

Facilitator: Andrew Picard



Andrew lectures in Applied Theology at Carey, with a focus upon Church and Culture. Andrew is working on his PhD, and has published in Baptist theology and history, atonement theology and theology and disability. Andrew was the Senior Pastor at Napier Baptist Church and is currently an elder at Titirangi Baptist Church.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have specific questions about the Spiritual Leadership option.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of the Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning if you have any general questions about Lifelong Learning for Registration.

PARTICIPANTS: Up to a maximum of 10 at any time in each option.

COST: This course is free for registered Baptist Leaders. All other registrants will be email invoiced NZD$50 per Guided Learning option.

[updated 12 February 2018]

Event Properties

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


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