ELEC eagles leadership equipping clinic
Change Management: Addressing the Human Side of Change
Dr Lim Peng Soon
SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 @ Grace Assembly of God, Singapore
"It is paramount to recognize the difference between managing change and managing transition", shared Dr Lim who conducted a one-day workshop on Change Management to 40 ministry and lay leaders.
Apart from learning effective communication to the different stakeholders in a change process, other insights and perspectives gained were:
"People are the key to successful change and transition."
"It is not change that people resist but transition."
"New beginnings must begin with an ending."
Dr Lim also brought participants through a practical toolkit to help leaders better manage change in their organizations - "A very useful toolkit to gauge where my people are."
Sex - Helping Christians Do It Right
Dr Clifford and Mrs Joyce Penner
April 11, 2008 @ Newton Life Church, Singapore
About 30 participants gathered for a Leadership Clinic at Newton Life Church on April 11 to learn from Dr & Mrs Clifford and Joyce Penner who are internationally recognized sexual therapists, educators, and authors. Entitled "Sex - Helping Christians Do It Right", the Penners delved into topics such as Discovering Greater Passion & Intimacy In Your Marriage, Empowering Singles To Manage & Maximize Their God-Given Sexuality, Inviting God Into The Bedroom, as well as issues relating to sex education, addiction, and relationships.
The participants gained many invaluable insights from this workshop. Elaine Chia from Hope Church Singapore shared, "The Penners have offered solid, biblical based values and attitudes to view and live sexually fulfilling lives." Erickson Fabien from SDA Community Church commented, "I now know that I must pay more attention to the sexuality of my kids and help people in my congregation to relate well to their sexuality." Another participant said that a key lesson learnt was to "recognize that sex is a gift from God and we are sexual beings and to be comfortable with open communication and not be judgmental."
Dr Low Guat Tin & Mrs Lim Chye Tin
January 23, 2008 @ True Way Presbyterian Church, Singapore
That was what 59 pastors and leaders of churches and organizations did in a one-day Eagles Leadership Clinic on January 23, 2008. The speakers were Dr Low Guat Tin, Associate Professor of Policy and Leadership Studies at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University and Mrs Lim Chye Tin, an educator who has recently retired as Principal of St Andrew's Junior College. The team teaching provided insights from different perspectives. Their sense of humor was also infectious as both drew from their wealth of wisdom and experience in leading people, especially in the field of education.
"Staff development and succession planning is key to sustained growth and renewal," was a takeaway for participant Lynne Wong from Victory Family Center. Another person commented, "I have learnt much about the awareness of mental models from them. This will help me to have trust in my people and develop them." Genin Teo from All Saints Presbyterian Church remarked, "Excellent and outstanding presentation. Sharing from real life experiences and situations was very beneficial." Edwin Wong from Covenant Presbyterian Church concurred, "I am reminded to keep on growing as a leader and to help others in their development. Thanks for the personal sharing and light hearted moments - making the principles so real and down to earth."
Ministering to Our Sexual Generation
Mr Sy Rogers
May 23, 2007 @ The Salvation Army, Singapore
Sy Rogers provided redemptive insights into the complex issues of sexual-relational problems within the church. This training has been very helpful to those who struggle with their sexuality, have a loved one who is struggling or want to minister more effectively in this area.
Dr John Ng
February 7, 2007 @ Thomson Road Baptist Church, Singapore
John Ng conducted a one day leadership clinic entitled, Succession Planning, for 46 pastors and church leaders on February 7, 2007. Sharing the platform was Julian Foe from AbbaLove Ministries in Jakarta who shared from his experience in leading this 20,000 member church in preparing and renewing their leaders. Participants were very receptive to the lessons and examples given by the two speakers; read some of their comments below:
"I believe this workshop addresses key and critical issues of succession and leadership development often avoided by church leaders."
Tan Jing Hee, Bethesda Bukit Arang Church
"It is very relevant, interactive and applicable. The speaker is very well versed in the topic."
Ong Chong Kiat, Redeemer Baptist Church
"This course helps me to reflect on how to do succession planning for my church before it is too late."
Yeung Hin Fai, Queenstown Baptist Church
It’s Not a Joke Running to Run a Church, Who’s Laughing?
Dr Andrew Goh, Senior Pastor Vincent Lun & Prof Freddy Boey
September 19, 2006 @ RiverLife Church, Singapore
The Eagles Leadership Clinic entitled, "If It's Not a Joke To Run A Church, Who's Laughing?" on September 19, 2006 featured three speakers from RiverLife Church - Senior Pastor Vincent Lun, Professor Freddy Boey, and Dr Andrew Goh. Each brought to the audience of eighty-one pastors and leaders insights from their experiences in managing a vibrant and growing church. See below for some succinct comments and photos:
"The clinic helped me to better understand how a church should be run and the roles of the Board of Elders."
Steven Cheong, Singapore Christian Canaan Church"
"Having a good relationship between the senior pastor and the chairman of the church board is important. It is a leadership skill to be learned and developed."
Ronnie Hoh, Adam Road Presbyterian "
"It is extremely helpful that the sessions were practical and from people currently holding leadership responsibilities. There were many insights and situational lessons that can be learned from their experiences."
Clarence Yeung, Abundant Life Baptist Church
"The clinic has reinforced the necessity to have good structures and relationships among leadership in the church as well as relationships between non-paid staff who are as vitally involved in leading as paid staff."
Steve Findley, Community of Praise