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Where Do Young, Innovative Lead Pastors Go to Grow?

September 6, 2016


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VIDEO: Where Do Young, Innovative Lead Pastors Go to Grow?

by Tim Nations

What do some of the younger, most recognized leaders in North American churches have in common?  They were a part of Leadership Network’s Next Generation Pastors Leader Group, an 18-month long small group experience that combines peer collaboration with mentoring from more seasoned Senior Pastors and senior executive level leaders.  This one-of-a-kind environment allows participants to work through leadership challenges in the early stages of their Lead Pastor ministry careers in a way that fuels growth, both personally and organizationally.



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