Leadership Today is an online video series that highlights the realities, challenges and practices that allow leaders to not only survive, but to thrive, in the church.

Each video highlights a different theme discovered while in interview with a variety of leaders from across British Columbia. Watch each video and use the accompanying question to reflect on your own leadership situation.

Questions? Email communication@leadershiftbcc.ca

Video 1: Reaching Out

Will Sparks

Will you reach out to a trusted colleague this week? Why or why not? Share your answer here.

Video 2: Leaning In

Deb Bowman

What are some of the challenges you face in asking for feedback? Share your answer here.

Video 3: Seeing Beyond

Cari Copeman-Haynes

What practices do you employ that keep you in touch with the larger picture? Add your answer to the discussion here.

Video 4: Riding the Passenger Seat

Christina Kinch & Michael Shewburg

Under what conditions do you think leaders need to lead from the passenger seat? (Or, is the passenger seat a cop out?) Add your answer to the discussion here.

Video 5: Following with Humility

Ed Searcy

What is your experience following while in a leadership role? Add your answer to the discussion here.

Video 6: Taking Responsibility

Michelle Slater

How do you attend to your learning as a leader? Add your response to the discussion here.

Video 7: Transgender People & The Church

Lisa Salazar

Would someone be able to come out in your congregation and stay, feeling like they were ‘home’? Add your response to the discussion here.

Video 8: Exploring a New Call to Serve

Trevor Malkinson & Rhian Walker

Do you see a lot of Gen X and Millennials responding to different structures, ways of interacting with church culture and faith? Add your response to the discussion here.

Let us know what you think of the video series. Did they offer you ideas, inspiration or reassurance?