Leadership Development

Everything rises and falls on Spirit-anointed leadership

The Great Lakes Region serves to equip pastors and staffs with Leadership Development tools, provides support to local boards and churches during pastoral transitions, and helps to build the pipeline of our next generation of leaders through the GLR Residency Program.


Leadership starts with YOU!
As you develop your leadership skills, know you don’t have to do it alone! Leadership doesn’t have to look lonely. Our cohorts are designed for growth and connection where pastors and leaders can grow in community over curated topics and sharpen one another towards spiritual and personal growth. 
Check out our offerings for the fall and choose the cohort that best suits your growth and connection needs!

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We believe in the importance of raising up leaders within our local body. In order to do this we offer a pathway to help students through the Wesleyan Church’s Ministerial development process.

To find out more about this process CLICK HERE.

We understand the difficulties of a switch in leadership and want to help you through this process in recruiting God’s BEST person for your church. From job posting templates to interview guides, we have you covered.     

Contact either Jack or Sue and they’d be happy to assist in any transitional needs. 



CLICK HERE  to access more resources.


It’s important that those assisting in large decision making understand the roles that they play and the power they have. We want to help you and your board understand the value in the chair they are siting in. 

CLICK HERE to access resources regarding board training / development. 

Ministry is too important to be unprepared! It will take a bit of training and practical experience to reach the 22 million lost people in our region to truly become the pastor you are called to be. 

This two-year residency will set you up for long term success  while making a difference now by focusing on five things:

  1. Paid work in healthy local ministry 
  2. Professional leadership development 
  3. Experience in a variety of churches and ministries throughout the region 4. Intentional soul care and spiritual growth  
  4. Intentional soul care and spiritual growth
  5. One on one coaching with an experienced mentor

CLICK HERE to learn more


Leadership Development

Canoeing the Mountains / Tod Bolsinger

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Leadership Development

The Post Quarantine Church / Thom Rainer

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Leadership DevelopmentPodcasts

Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast