Posted on : Thursday August 16, 2018

As part of its continued learning for “Healthy Leaders for Healthy Churches” series, held in partnership with Dogwood Leadership, the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware’s Church Services team will hold the following three seminars (click on links to register):

SitLead (September 11):

Situational Leadership® is a model, based on biblical principles, for developing people and strengthening relationships in the local church. It is a strategy for increasing commitment and competence in workers, and for aligning individual and church-wide goals.

Situational Leaders, and the people they work with, are more skillful, adaptable, and open to new challenges.

Because it opens up communication, Situational Leadership® invites church leaders to develop the skills they need to become more motivated and competent in their area of ministry. The role of the Situational Leader is to provide key leaders with whatever it takes — goals, direction, training, support, feedback, or recognition — to develop their skills and confidence.


9:00-9:30 am
Registration & Refreshments


9:30-10:30 am
Leadership for the Future
Beliefs and Building Blocks


Diagnosis – The Disciples as a model
Flexibility – Jesus as a model

12:00 Lunch


12:45-2:00 pm
The Match
SLII Skill Practice


2:15-3:30 pm
Partnering for Performance
Action Planning


  • Examine the servant leadership model set for us by Christ
  • Assess your flexibility in using the four leadership styles — Directing, Coaching, Supporting, and Delegating — and how effective you are in matching the appropriate style to the situation.
  • Identify the characteristics and needs of workers and church members at different levels of development.
  • Understand the consequences of using inappropriate leadership styles and the negative impact it will have on morale in your church.
  • Explore how meeting the developmental needs of workers with the appropriate leadership style will increase your church’s overall effectiveness in ministry.
  • Adjust your leadership style to the needs of the situation.
  • Identify what a leader does in all four leadership styles and how these four leadership styles differ.
  • Use the skills of a Situational Leader to develop worker competence and commitment.
  • Reach agreement with workers on how much direction/support they need to accomplish their goals.

S.E.R.V.E. (September 12 OR 13):

Everything rises and fulls on leadership. Churches, families, companies, and governments all depend on leaders who lead well. People want to follow a leader who cares about them and has a dream for a better tomorrow. But what is the secret of great leaders? What does it mean to be a leader? At the core of exceptional leadership is a person’s character and competence. Peter Drucker, the late management and business guru, once said, “The quality of character does not make the leader, but its absence flaws the entire process.”

We believe this to be very true. We all know people of outstanding character who couldn’t lead to save their lives-they just don’t have the skills. And we also probably know someone who has all the right leadership skills, but we would not choose to follow. Why? Because we don’t trust their character or their integrity.

This idea of skills and character isn’t new. In fact, in Psalm 78:72 we read: “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; and with skillful hands he led them.”

The SERVE leadership workshop examines the principles and practices of exceptional leadership based on Psalm 78:72. Created by Chick-fil-A, this workshop seeks to explore the five practices of leading at a high level.


9:00-9:15 am
Registration & Refreshments


9:15-10:15 am
See and Shape the Future


10:30-11:30 am
Engage and Develop Others

11:45 am Lunch


12:15-1:15 pm
Reinvent Continuously


1:30-2:30 pm
Value Results and Relationships


2:45-3:30 pm
Embody the Values

Download S.E.R.V.E. Brochure here.

Register for one or both events at the above links. For more information, contact Randy Millwood at