LEAD Toolbox

For Pastors

Personal Care

  • Spiritual Direction – Contact Bob Tenglin, Central Conference Spiritual Director Network Coordinator
  • Counseling and Therapy Resources – download
  • Clergy and Clergy Family Well-beingvisit website
  • Pastor Safety Protocol Guidelinesdownload
  • Central Conference Pulpit Supply Listdownload
  • Sustaining Pastoral Excellencevisit website and/or learn about individual and group grants
  • Financial Leadership for Pastors (created by the Evangelical Covenant Church). Visit website
  • Central Conference Chaplains Point Person – Contact Melanie Tornquist
  • Mutual Ministries Committee/Pastoral Relations Committee Suggested Guidelinesdownload

 

Caring for the Congregation

 

For Congregations

Congregational Care

 

Facilities 

 

Financial Resources 

 

Fundraising and Grants

 

Lay Leadership

  • Pulpit Supply Listdownload
  • Academy of Church Leadershipvisit website
  • Central Conference LEAD Initiative – Contact Jill Lind, Director of Congregational Care for the Central Conference or download document with list of dates.
  • Mutual Ministries Committee/Pastoral Relations Committee Suggested Guidelinesdownload

 

Legal Issues

 

Pastoral Searches

  • The Pastoral Search Journey (book) by John Vonhof
  • So You’re on the Search Committee (booklet) by Bunty Ketcham
  • Pastor Compensation Calculatorvisit website

 

Organizational Structures

  • Church Safety for Childrenvisit website
  • Guidelines for a Freedom from Harassment Policyvisit website
  • Suggested Guidelines for Church Governance Changedownload

 

Outreach

 

Spiritual Formation

 

Vitality

  • Vitality Workshop Information – Contact Jill Lind, Director of Congregational Care for the Central Conference

 

Questions? Please contact the Central Conference office at info(at)centralconf.org or 773-267-3060.

 

These materials have been prepared for educational/informational purposes only, and are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Always seek the advice of your professional advisors with any questions or concerns you have regarding your specific situation.