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Lessons on leadership from current events
Thursday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Episode 5 — 7 Essentials for Healthy Systems
Can we see church as an integration of systems and processes just as the physical body is?
- What is a “System”
- What is a “Process?”
- How do systems and processes interrelate?
- What is the importance of healthy systems and why they are vital in leading the post-COVID church?
In this episode, Shawn Lovejoy and Todd Wilson will discuss the 7 essentials of developing healthy systems:
- Clarifying Goals (Outcomes)
- Understanding the Resources Required (Inputs)
- Simplifying the Complex
- Clarifying Interrelationships
- Stewarding Resources (efficiency and effectiveness of time, talent, treasure)
- Building Outcomes Based Teams
- Mobilizing Owners (Training Volunteers)
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Larry also serves as the Director of Equipping and Spiritual Engagement for the largest church planting resourcing ministry in the world - Exponential (exponential.org).
Larry has authored or co-authored 10 books and is a frequent conference speaker in church and business settings.
Larry holds a Doctorate from Azusa Pacific University and is the recipient of the Centennial Award recognizing him as one of the most influential students in 100 years of Azusa's history. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees for APU.
Married in 1978, Larry's wife, Deb holds a doctorate in church leadership from Fuller Seminary and is an expert in Missional Leadership. Together they enjoy snow and water skiing, biking, long beach walks, traveling, and hanging out with their family.
CourageToLead.com facilitates leadership growth and organizational health for leaders all around the globe. Shawn developed the GearsofGrowth® Assessment for Leaders and the Gears of Personal Growth® for Leaders. Shawn now leads a team of coaches through CourageToLead who coach leaders through what keep them up at night!
Shawn is the author of three books, including Be Mean About the Vision: Preserving and Protecting What Matters, released with Thomas Nelson Publishers in 2016. Shawn’s latest book, Measuring Success: Your Path to Significance, Satisfaction, & Leading Yourself to the Next Level, released nationally in April, 2019.
Shawn has been married (for a quarter of a century!) to his partner and best friend Tricia Lovejoy, and they have three children: Hannah, Madison, & Paul. They all call Birmingham, AL home.
Todd is a nuclear engineer by training who left a successful career in the marketplace for full-time vocational ministry. He is passionate about mobilizing people on their unique, God-given, personal calling. He is the author of several books including More: Find Your Personal Calling and Live Life to the Fullest Measure (published by Zondervan in April 2016).
Todd and his wife Anna live in Durham, NC. They have two sons and two daughters-in-law: Ben & Therese and Chris & Mariah.