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With U.S. elections approaching this fall, the topic of leadership is forefront in national discussions. The characteristics of excellent leaders are in hot debate. Timely and relevant questions are “What are qualities of a good leader?” and “How does a leader get better?” Willow Creek Association (WCA) drives relevant conversations about leadership and presents solutions to leadership challenges through its catalytic Global Leadership Summit. Hosted by MLF and Christ United Methodist August 11th – 12th. Come Join Us!
Among headlining 2016 faculty are:
• Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• John C. Maxwell, leadership expert, coach and bestselling author of Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters
• Alan Mulally, president and CEO of The Ford Motor Company from 2006-2014
• Patrick Lencioni, founder of The Table Group, best-selling author of 10 business books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Scheduled 2016 Summit topics include ways to execute ideas, accelerate teamwork and grow emotional intelligence. Additional notable 2016 faculty who will deliver vision, inspiration and practical skills are:
• Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-founder of TalentSmart, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0
• Jossy Chacko, founder and president, Empart Inc.
• Wilfredo De Jesús, senior pastor, New Life Covenant Church, author of In the Gap
• Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, author of Destiny: Step into Your Purpose and producer of Miracles from Heaven, starring Jennifer Garner
• Chris McChesney, executive at Franklin Covey, author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution
• Erin Meyer, professor at INSEAD business school, author of The Culture Map
• Horst Schulze, CEO Capella Hotel Group and founding president, The Ritz-Carlton Group
• Danielle Strickland, Salvation Army officer, advocate and author of A Beautiful Mess
Bill Hybels, founder of The Global Leadership Summit and senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, opens and hosts the two-day event. Anticipated by thousands of attendees, this year’s Summit will be held on August 11/12. Join Memphis Leadership Foundation for the 7th consecutive year at Christ United Methodist Church as the GLS Faculty deliver a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can instantly apply. For the MLF rate of $89.00 per participant (through July 1), you’ll be presented with countless opportunities to sharpen your leadership skills and unleash the full potential of your team. After July 1 the rate will increase to $119.00 per person. To proceed, please send email reservation with the following information for each registrant.
Contact Email Address:
*** Please note that Willow Creek requires the above information for each individual participant to complete the registration process.
Please send check payable to:
Memphis Leadership Foundation
1548 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Att: Chermella Meyers
** Please do not staple your check.
The Urban Arrow focuses on leadership and organizational development/capacity building for urban ministry practitioners in the Memphis area. Whether you are an executive director, program manager or front line staff, you will benefit from this professional development ministry. It is advisable, however, that you have at least three years of experience in urban ministry to take full advantage of this opportunity
The program is comprehensive, covering areas of personal leadership styles/aptitude, organizational leadership skill training, avoiding burnout in ministry, team leadership principles, situational leadership training, scenario planning, systems thinking, nonprofit and personal finance, outcome measurement, empowerment vs. betterment and breakthrough planning. Each participant also receives a personal coach who is an urban ministry leader who has either completed the Urban Arrow or similar training. Dr. Larry Lloyd, President of the Memphis Leadership Foundation and a 40-year urban ministry practitioner serves as facilitator and ‘consultant’ along the way.
What sets this apart from other leadership type programs? Several things come to mind: 1) one is the consulting/coaching that reinforces the workshop learning. Ken Blanchard states that workshops without coaching often result in workbooks sitting on a shelf. 2) The presenters are actively involved urban practitioners or have worked closely with urban ministry leaders so the training is contextualized to the urban milieu and is Christ-centered and biblically based. 3) The training is comprehensive over an extended period of time (nine months) versus an occasional workshop. 4) You are working with like-minded urban ‘warriors’ in our city. We’ve seen some really creative collaborations come out of previous cohorts.
Other questions many have are relative to time commitment, amount of work, time away from ministry, etc.
The price tag for this comprehensive program is $2,500. We have a great faculty to help us develop as urban leaders. Because we know that even this modest tuition can be a stretch, we will be offering some scholarships on a case by case basis as funds are made available from outside sources.
Please fill out the below application and return it to Larry@mlfonline.org
“Fundraising is a necessary evil.”
“I hate asking people for money.”
“I feel like I’m always begging.”
“I just am not connected with people with money!”
Any of this sound familiar…or maybe way too familiar!? Larry Lloyd have been in the nonprofit ministry arena for 41 years and been to just about every ‘fundraising’ seminar or workshop under the sun..from grant writing to planned giving and everything in between. Much of what has been taught over the years has been helpful, some not so much. Memphis Leadership Foundation, along with colleague, Rev. Eric Foley, have put together a workshop and hands on learning series called Transformational Giving.
This approach is truly, well, transformational. Based on sound biblical principles, the intent is to move donors from passive donors to champions of the ministry God has called us to. Participants over the last five years found the material to be a breath of fresh air in a field that is becoming increasingly competitive and unfortunately more manipulative than redemptive.
Ministry is not about us, not even remotely so! It’s not even about our organization. It’s about growing God’s kingdom in our city. God has all the resources necessary to carry out His agenda His way. Our organizations are platforms that He uses to accomplish that mission and the volunteers, donors and board members are the primary means by which God will grow our capacity. We are not competing, by the way, with one another. We are all partners, working together in the common cause of the Gospel.
The Transformational Giving Workshop series is a paradigm shift for many. You won’t learn how to write a ‘slicker newsletter’ or when best to drop an ‘appeal letter.’ We all know that stuff! Instead you will learn how God calls his people to carry out His will in our world and how we as ministry leaders are called to grow our volunteers (donors, board members, tutors, etc.) into champions for the cause of the Gospel. It’s transformational because not only will our supporters be better positioned to grow in grace, but our organizations will build capacity as well.
We are now recruiting our class for 2016/17. The workshop is designed for executive directors of nonprofits serving the city, directors of development, board members, and key staff of an organization that have development responsibilities. We promise you a wonderfully challenging experience, training that is very different than most fund raising seminars you’ve been to.
We limit our cohorts to a maximum of 12 participants. In addition to the workshops and learning labs, Larry is also available to you and your organization as a ‘consultant’ as you apply the Transformational Giving paradigm to your ministry.
Click here to fill out an application application for tg 2016 and 2017 form
If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call (901-729-2931) or email Larry Lloyd at email@example.com.
The Memphis Cook Convention Center and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau partner to host the first ever Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival and Marketplace March 26th from 10am to 6pm. Spend your Saturday enjoying
-delicious food from 14+ local food trucks
-a craft beer garden featuring local and regional brews
-amazing live music from no fewer than EIGHT local artists!
-a marketplace featuring a curated eclectic mix of local vendors selling vintage and handmade goods!
Enjoy food and music in the company of some of the coolest organizations and small businesses in town! You can’t miss this local lovin’ Memphis fun.
Live music performed by
Deering and Down
Mason Jar Fireflies
Peter Hyrka and the Gypsy Hombres
Blind Mississippi Morris
Memphis Ukelele Band
Southside Supper Club
Memphis, too, has been hit with the kind of violence that has impacted other cities across America. An unarmed African American male killed by police and a Memphis policeman killed by an African American male. Men of color are wary of police and the statistics would indicate this as a reasonable fear. At the same time, police are faced with violence every day, never knowing who’s going to pull a gun on them. It’s a crazy scene isn’t it?
But…just last week, Stacy Spencer, pastor of New Direction Church in Hickory Hill where the young man was killed and not far from where the officer was shot down, has pulled together clergy from all over Memphis in what we are calling United Against Violence.
I love the story of Abraham and the Lord in Genesis 18 when Abraham pleads for the city of Sodom. While Sodom was ultimately destroyed, we might miss the fact that had there been but 10 righteous people there, God would have spared the city. There’s a correlation between the presence of God’s people and the preservation of places, like Memphis.
The gathering of clergy last week is about the presence of God’s people and the preservation of our city. But we can’t be preservers of our city if we sit in the pew. We got to get out in the streets!
Memphis Leadership Foundation in collaboration with Christ United Methodist Church will host the 2015 Global Leadership Summit for the 6th consecutive year. No matter where you lead, you are invited to join 260,000 leaders around the world at The Global Leadership Summit, August 6-7 from 8:30am until 5pm. Please reserve your spot today by emailing, Chermella Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** Email reservations should include the following for each participant:
First and Last Name:
Contact Email Address:
This is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision-the reason God called you to lead-the Summit delivers vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.
Experience the impact of attending the Summit*:
* 83% feel improved teamwork increased job satisfaction
* 61% say their organization is more effective because of clearer vision
* 87% feel a greater sense of significance and satisfaction
* 81% cited concrete ways their supervisor has become a better leader
*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving.
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