Disciple Development Coach Training
Sep
14
to Nov 14

Disciple Development Coach Training

Who’s actively developing disciples in your congregation? Pinnacle’s Disciple Development Coaching © training prepares laity to use a coach approach to call out, encourage, and empower others.  One does not have to be a professional to use coaching skills effectively.

Based on the popular book by Mark Tidsworth and Ircel Harrison, Disciple Development Coaching, this course equips people to draw out the discipleship of others in a church setting.

This Foundational Disciple Development Coach training will be provided in an online format by webinar over ten weeks with practicum included from September 5 to November 14 (no session on October 10). Each 90-minute session will begin at noon ET/11:00 am CT.  Delivery will be offered through the Zoom online platform.  Cost will be $750 for each participant with all materials provided. You can register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzNdG1igAw138SCpAIzDlyOhQ7IEdMQ1qUBQCpkG2QA4433g/viewform.

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Lectionary Discussion Group
Nov
19
to May 31

Lectionary Discussion Group

Gain insight and inspiration alongside a small group of clergy from multiple faith traditions as we gather weekly around the Revised Common Lectionary. 

Each session will include:

  • Welcome & Centering Prayer

  • Reading Practice (Lectio divina, holy imagination, etc.)

  • Facilitated Conversation Around the Texts

Using an online video conference platform, each small group session will last one hour. Plus an online forum for conversation and resource sharing in-between.

Facilitators include Pinnacle Associates Rhonda Blevins, David Brown, and Debra Griffis-Woodberry.

Tuesdays 11/19/19 — 5/31/20 (Advent through Pentecost)

Time: 10:00 EST (Additional times may be added)

Cost: $175 per person

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Preaching the Lectionary in Advent (Encore)
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Preaching the Lectionary in Advent (Encore)

Begin your Advent planning by participating in a one-hour dialogue with Pinnacle Associates around preaching the lectionary from Advent 1 through Christmas Eve. This webinar will include:

  • Tips for walking your congregation through the season of Advent

  • Sacred readings of the Year A Old Testament and Gospel texts

  • Four possible themes with related graphics

  • Resources: Sacred Reading Process; Four Potential Advent Themes; Tips for Leading Your Church Through Advent

Facilitators: Rhonda Blevins, David Brown, Debra Griffis-Woodberry

Cost: Free | Registration Required

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Preaching the Lectionary in Advent
Aug
20
10:30 AM10:30

Preaching the Lectionary in Advent

Begin your Advent planning by participating in a one-hour dialogue with Pinnacle Associates around preaching the lectionary from Advent 1 through Christmas Eve. This webinar will include:

  • Tips for walking your congregation through the season of Advent

  • Sacred readings of the Year A Old Testament and Gospel texts

  • Four possible themes with related graphics

  • Resources: Sacred Reading Process; Four Potential Advent Themes; Tips for Leading Your Church Through Advent

Facilitators: Rhonda Blevins, David Brown, Debra Griffis-Woodberry

Cost: Free | Registration Required

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May
1
1:00 PM13:00

Pinnacle Dialogue: Leading Church Staff Teams, with Dan Holloway

We love Pinnacle Dialogues….they are our opportunity to enter focused conversation about important and interesting topics. This Pinnacle Dialogue features Associate Dan Holloway, who was a large church pastor investing significantly in team leadership. Mark Tidsworth will facilitate this discussion with Dan, exploring the role of team leader or lead pastor in cultivating effective teams. Pinnacle Dialogues are informal, so you will have opportunity to ask questions, share insights, and interact. Join us on May 1 at 1PM EASTERN TIME. Register with the red button above to receive the Zoom video conference link.

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Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00

Pinnacle Dialogue - Transitioning Well

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Whether moving to a new call, letting go and taking hold.

Whether moving into ministry from another vocation, letting go and taking hold.

Whether moving from church ministry into retirement, letting go and taking hold.

April's Pinnacle Dialogue features a conversation with Rev. Debra Griffis-Woodberry, ordained minister who has served in two denominations and now is transitioned into (semi) retirement. If you are in transition, or anticipate one coming, join us for an interesting and fun conversation as Pinnacle President Mark Tidsworth facilitates this month's dialogue. 

Pinnacle Dialogues are one of our Team's opportunities to engage each other and our readers in an informal and livley video based dialogue. Please join us. 

Click here to register and we will send you the Zoom video conference link:

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Pinnacle Dialogue: A Better Way To Do Church Visioning

Times have changed, to make an understatement. Do you ever wonder then why approaches to visioning or strategic planning seem slow to catch-up? In this month’s Pinnacle Dialogue, Mark Tidsworth will guide our dialogue toward identifying:

  1. What churches need now from visioning

  2. The components needed in a visioning process

  3. Several examples of transformation processes

Pinnacle Dialogues are free opportunities to learn together. To participate, email Mark with your interest and he will reply with a Zoom video conference link. markt@pinnlead.com

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Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

Pinnacle Dialogue: Engaging the Dones

Pinnacle Dialogues are opportunities to engage in conversation with the Pinnacle Team. Mark Tidsworth starts the conversation through interviewing a Team Member, quickly turning to dialogue with others in the gathering regarding the topic at hand. Come join us for informal and interactive learning, with fun sprinkled in. Click on the red button to register and we will email you the Zoom Video Conference link. No Fee to participate.

In this dialogue, Patrick Vaughn, author of Meeting Jesus At Starbucks, shares insights into the Dones and how we as church can relate with them.

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Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Six Key Practices For Cultivating Healthy Urgency

We know when it’s present….and we know when it’s not. Healthy urgency is motivational energy which fuels the collective efforts of churches toward making disciples who partner with God to transform the world toward the kingdom. Healthy urgency also does not happen by accident. One role of leadership in churches is to manage urgency, avoiding anxiety on one side or apathy on the other. You are invited to join us in this webinar to learn and discuss six key practices of congregational leaders focused on managing urgency well. Mark Tidsworth will share these key practices, along with examples and opportunities for dialogue.

Tuition - $20

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Jan
22
to Feb 12

Maximizing Your Leadership with Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach: Ircel Harrison

Pinnacle’s Coaching Coordinator, Ircel Harrison is offering an opportunity to do a substantive and informative inventory, followed by integrating the learning through a coaching group. Participation is limited to 4 participants, so sign up quickly! Register with the red button above.

·     Tuesday, January 22--Noon Eastern time 

·     Tuesday, January 29--Noon Eastern time

·     Tuesday, February 5--Noon Eastern time

·     Tuesday, February 12--Noon Eastern time 

Tuition - $250

Each participant will complete the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile online ($50 value) prior to the first session. You will join a group coaching experience to reflect on your personal social and emotional intelligence in four areas--self-awareness, self-management, relationship management, and other awareness, then set change goals and receive support from your coach and other group members.   Group is limited to four participants.

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Jan
9
1:00 PM13:00

Pinnacle Dialogue: Looking Back; Looking Around; Looking Ahead - Three Spiritual Disciplines for Congregational Healing

Pinnacle Dialogues are opportunities to engage in conversation with the Pinnacle Team. Mark Tidsworth starts the conversation through interviewing a Team Member, quickly turning to dialogue with others in the gathering regarding the topic at hand. Come join us for informal and interactive learning, with fun sprinkled. Register with the red button above so we can email you the Zoom video conference link. No charge to participate.

In this dialogue, Doug Cushing introduces us to three non-traditional, yet essential, corporate spiritual practices that can bring healing and new life for congregations who have experienced serious conflict. The three corporate spiritual disciplines are:

·      Looking Back – processing leftover emotions; explore lessons learned and discussing where and how God has been discovered within congregational conflict. 

·      Looking Around – engaging questions as: “What congregational strengths and passions have emerged during the conflict? “What is God’s new vocation for us?

·      Looking Ahead – Engaging questions as: What are our primary congregational assets? What can we, as a church, do well? What does our community need? What will be our priorities?

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Jan
7
to Jan 8

Introducing Transforming Church Initiatives

As 2019 begins, we are launching Transforming Church Initiatives (TCIs). Please join us for an informal learning experience facilitated by Pinnacle President Mark Tidsworth. We will give an overview of TCIs, with time for conversation about application, outcomes, and logistics. Register with the red button above and we will send you the Zoom video conference link to participate. No Fee to participate.

WHEN WOULD OUR CHURCH ENGAGE A TRANSFORMING CHURCH INITIATIVE?

  • When the Spirit is rising in your church, prompting you toward becoming more

  • When you are leaning toward the future, eager to embrace church-as-it-is-becoming

  • When you are looking for a clearly defined pathway toward transformation

  • When you are ready to form partnerships of mutual support and collaborative learning and growth

  • When your church needs a clear agreement for healthy change

  • When your church is hungry for an invigorated faith

  • When your church is not content with maintenance ministry or the status quo

  • When your church must change in order to remain viable

  • When your church needs more than strategic planning for gaining traction

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The Tenzing Norgay Factor:  Four Leadership Lessons to Help You Reach the Mountaintop of Church Planting
Dec
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Tenzing Norgay Factor: Four Leadership Lessons to Help You Reach the Mountaintop of Church Planting

Presenter: Dr. Doug Cushing

Cost: $20

Doug Cushing is a successful Church Planter, having planted vital, growing new churches in North and South Carolina. In this webinar, Doug shares four valuable church planting lessons he has learned from his mistakes. Based on his book: Where There’s No Road at All: Adventures in Church Planting, Doug discusses these practical, timeless suggestions for church planters.

  • Be Faithful. Don’t Be Successful

  • Be A Distance Runner. Don’t Be a Sprinter

  • Be Empowering. Don’t Be a Manager

  • The Problem’s Not Out There. The Problem’s in Here

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time

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Pinnacle Network Partners Monthly Conversation
Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

Pinnacle Network Partners Monthly Conversation

TOPIC: “Growing with Your Church”

Presenter: Dr. Dan Holloway

Dan Holloway has pastored churches in Georgia and South Carolina ranging in size from 37 to 1300 members, all of which grew significantly during his ministry. Dan will discuss how a pastor can continue to grow as a leader alongside her/his congregation, maintaining a clear vision and sustaining a sense of community.

The first Wednesday of each month, Pinnacle Network Partners are welcomed to a video conference facilitated by a Pinnacle Associate. A brief presentation on congregational life begins this event, followed by an opportunity for dialogue on this topic. Network Partners also have the opportunity to ask, explore, and dialogue with the Pinnacle Associate facilitating. We look forward to the cross-pollination, best-practices sharing, and collective intelligence resulting from this opportunity. Make sure you register so that we can send you a video conference link.

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time

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Creating a Peer Coaching Process in Your Church
Nov
29
11:00 AM11:00

Creating a Peer Coaching Process in Your Church

Presenter: Dr. Ircel Harrison

Cost: $20

Christian discipleship flourishes when caring and supportive accountability is provided.  One of the most effective ways to develop disciples is through peer coaching between two or three believers. How can you call out, train, and sustain peer coaching in your church?  Using the Disciple Development Coaching© model, the webinar leader will provide practical suggestions for establishing peer coaching in your church.

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time

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Looking Back; Looking Around; Looking Ahead: Three Spiritual Disciplines for Congregational Healing
Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

Looking Back; Looking Around; Looking Ahead: Three Spiritual Disciplines for Congregational Healing

Presenter: Dr. Doug Cushing

Cost: $20

This webinar will walk participants through three non-traditional, yet essential, corporate spiritual practices that can bring healing and new life for congregations who have experienced serious conflict. The three corporate spiritual disciplines are:

  • Looking Back – the focus will be on processing leftover emotions; explore lessons learned and discussing where and how God has been discovered within congregational conflict. 

  • Looking Around – discussion will center on such questions as: “What congregational strengths and passions have emerged during the conflict? “What is God’s new vocation for us?

  • Looking Ahead – Discussion will focus on such questions as: What are our primary congregational assets? What can we, as a church, do well? What does our community need? What will be our priorities?

This interactive webinar consists of group activities and exercises to help facilitate healing and discover new congregational identity and mission. Ideal for pastors, church staffs and lay leadership teams who desire to move through conflict and discover God’s new chapter for their shared life.

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time

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Centralize and De-Centralize Ministry in a New Church:  Keys to Effectively Launching Your New Church & Saving Your Sanity
Nov
13
11:00 AM11:00

Centralize and De-Centralize Ministry in a New Church: Keys to Effectively Launching Your New Church & Saving Your Sanity

Presenter: Dr. Doug Cushing

Cost: $20

Planting vital, self-sustaining new churches can be overwhelming. Strategic planning, prior to launching, is essential. This webinar will explore how to structure your new church in a way that will avoid landmines; prepare for growth and reduce the stress upon the church planter and leadership team. 

The key to strategic planning is knowing which aspects of the new church need to be centralized and what parts need to be de-centralized. The focus will be put on how to centralize and align the mission; vision statement and core habits and how to de-centralize mission, fellowship, discipleship and congregational care. 

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time

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Pinnacle Network Partners Monthly Conversation
Nov
7
1:00 PM13:00

Pinnacle Network Partners Monthly Conversation

TOPIC:  "Diversity in the Church--Is It Worth the Effort?"

Presenter:  Dr. Terrell Carter

We talk a great deal about diversity in the church, but it does not happen without intentional actions.  Is it worth the effort?  The presenter this month is Terrell Carter, a Pinnacle Associate, seminary professor,  and the African-American pastor of a primarily white church in St. Louis, MO.

The first Wednesday of each month, Pinnacle Network Partners are welcomed to a video conference facilitated by a Pinnacle Associate. A brief presentation on congregational life begins this event, followed by an opportunity for dialogue on this topic. Network Partners also have the opportunity to ask, explore, and dialogue with the Pinnacle Associate facilitating. We look forward to the cross-pollination, best-practices sharing, and collective intelligence resulting from this opportunity. Make sure you register so that we can send you a video conference link.

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time

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Women and Men in Ministry Together: A Dialogue
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Women and Men in Ministry Together: A Dialogue

Rev. Debra Griffis-Woodberry and Dr. Ircel Harrison, Presenters 

Cost:  $20     

Both women and men are called and gifted for ministry, yet the reality they face in doing ministry has different nuances.  Debra Griffis-Woodberry and Ircel Harrison will share their insights born out of decades of ministry experience. Their dialogue will include discussion of hospitality, respect, feelings of invisibility or marginalization, cultural bias regarding attire for men and women, vulnerability, and the role of male and female mentors. A time for participants’ comments and questions will be included. Register here.

Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time  

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