Leaders who participate in the Journey will be challenged to more deeply understand and experience the depth of the Gospel. They will also grow in self-awareness, becoming increasingly emotionally healthy and mature as they are equipped to think and lead like Jesus.
The ideal candidate is a staff member or key lay leader involved in a FSW church who desires to take the next step in their personal development.
The FSW Lead Pastor Cohort is a second-year option for leaders who have participated in the Leadership Journey and feel called to explore the possibility of becoming a Lead Pastor. This cohort is designed to develop future lead pastors who will plant churches, launch campuses, or lead and revitalize existing congregations.
The Cohort focuses on the character and competency required to lead a church. It helps develop practical thinking and strategic skills around leadership, communication, finances, and church governance. Participants are exposed to new avenues of thinking, a wide-range of guest speakers and practitioners, and are paired with a coach who is a few years ahead of them in the journey.
If you are interested in joining a future Lead Pastor Cohort or have questions about them, email email@example.com.
Throughout the Southwest, there are several leadership cohorts that meet on a regular basis. These groups exist to encourage pastors and ministry leaders by building community amongst those who lead FSW churches in similar geographic locations. If you would like information on joining a cohort or are interested in starting one in your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our current opportunities at friends churches in the southwest region.