The EXCEL! Leadership Conference
(a.k.a. The Tentmakers Nehemiah Leadership Institute)
The objective of the EXCEL! is to equip pastors and ministry leaders to multiply ministry through mobilizing and equipping the laity.
How the Tentmakers partnership with the North Dakota Lutheran Church Missouri Synod started:
In 2008, a partnership with the North Dakota Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Tentmakers began. LCMS pastor and Tentmakers instructor Paul Krueger had a vision to deliver the Tentmakers Nehemiah Leadership Institute to pastors, youth pastors, and ministry leaders in the LCMS district in North Dakota. Through this partnership over 45 ministry leaders have experienced the Nehemiah Leadership Institute and seen their ministries transformed.
Tentmakers trained three additional pastors to serve as leaders to help lead and facilitate what has become known as the EXCEL! Leadership Conference experience. (three, 4-day sessions - Wednesday through Saturday)
The LCMS North Dakota in partnership with Tentmakers has been training ministry leaders with the skills of The Nehemiah Leadership Institute course for five years.
About the Conference:
The Nehemiah Leadership Institute is a leadership training course for experienced church leaders, including:
Your time will be spent primarily in interaction, application and skill development - not merely listening to lectures. The class environment is active, lively, and affirming, with many opportunities to build friendships with others in ministry. You will have the time to assess where you are, determine where you want to be, and work on the skills and plans to take you there.
During the Nehemiah Leadership Institute, you will:
Sharpening People-Building Skills that can be transferred to others:
Creating a Ministry Management Plan with a focus on:
- Leadership Quest
- Daniel Leadership Institute
- Young Daniel
- CHANGE! Academy
Other Courses & Services
- The Nehemiah Leadership Institute (for Ministry Leaders & Christian Business Leaders)
- Leadership Quest (Leadership Training for High School Students)
- The Caleb Institute
- Breakthrough Living Weekends at Wilderness North
- Discipleship Plunge (College-Age Leadership Training)
- Youth Ministry Management Plan (Step One in Hiring a Youth Minister)
- We Need a Youth Minister! (Youth Minister Search)
- Youth Ministry (Training for Youth Ministers)
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