March 2022 Webinar
LEAD WITH AND

HOST: Jeff Lockyer
GUEST: Tim Arnold

Of all the words used to describe how our world has changed over the past couple of years, “polarized” often tops the list.  Not only have convictions strengthened about most deeply-held issues; they’ve become increasingly compatible with their alternative view.  And these incompatibilities aren’t just in theory; they’re tearing apart families, friendships and churches like never before.

Join us as we learn from Tim Arnold, a trained facilitator in Polarity Management and author of The Power of Healthy Tension, as well as his newest release Lead With AND.  Discover how to distinguish a polarity from a problem, and how to manage chronic polarity in a way that can increasingly embrace the tension and experience unity within diversity instead of demanding uniformity.


February 2022 Webinar
GLOBAL COMPASSION

HOST: Jeff Lockyer
GUEST: Allison Alley

As church leaders, our responsibility is to make disciples “of all the nations” and spread the Gospel “to the ends of the earth.” When it comes to extending compassion and justice beyond your own local community, though, how do you practically do that? With all of the models of global missions available, which ones offer the greatest degree of effectiveness and Kingdom stewardship?

Join us as we discuss the journey Southridge took to research these options and eventually partner with Compassion Canada, through a conversation with their President, Allison Alley. Hear her personal story of engaging as a participant in Southridge’s approach to global missions, that re-routed her ministry trajectory. And discover how that partnership works on a practical level, and how it’s blossomed over the years.

How can your church maximize its global compassion impact, and at the same time develop as many global missionaries within your community? If you’re passionate to see the love of Christ extend beyond our continent through your church, don’t miss this engaging conversation full of practical takeaways!


January 2022 Webinar
SOUL CARE FOR LEADERS

HOST: Jeff Lockyer
GUEST: Mindy Caliguire

As we head into a new year, what’s the greatest investment a church or ministry leader can make? Would you believe it’s in… yourself?

As we launch into 2022, we want to take a first-things-first look at the spiritual health of leaders. We’re going to focus on why it’s essential to effective ministry to be serving from a spiritually full and healthy place. And we’re going to discover some practices, habits, rhythms and behaviours that each of us can build into our lives in order for God to make the most of our lives and leadership in the coming year.

Join us as we learn from Mindy Caliguire, founder of Soul Care and a long-time local church leader, as she helps each of us start our year off in the most Christ-centred and empowered way possible. Before pouring out to others for another year, discover how to experience God’s regular filling of your soul!

So often, the hardest person to lead is yourself. Join us in January as we learn how to do that better, as we continue #findingourwaytogether!


December 2021 Webinar
GOVERNANCE & WHY IT MATTERS

HOST: Jeff Lockyer
GUEST:Jim Brown
AIRDATE DECEMBER 17th 2021

With a growing rise in the increase of public scandals, abuses and improprieties in churches these days, there are growing calls for accountability. Many times, people wonder: “Why didn’t the board do its job?”

What is the job of a board of a local church? How do the function of governance and spiritual oversight work, even uniquely or distinctly from other areas of ministry? How should the relationship between the board and the senior leader work? And – most importantly – what are the practical behaviours, systems and practices, of good governance?

Join us as we hear from Jim Brown, governance consultant and author of The Imperfect Board Member. Jim not only brings decades of practitioner-level experience in both church and para-church ministry boards; he also works closely with boards of all shapes and sizes and has helped many navigate the complexities of local church life from a governance perspective.


November 2021 Webinar
EMPOWERING FEMALE LEADERS

HOST: Jeff Lockyer
GUEST: Ellen Duffeild
AIRDATE NOVEMBER 19th 2021

What does it take for men and women in the church to thrive in leadership together?  You might assume it’s merely a matter of theology, embracing an egalitarian view of scripture.  But what if your church already holds this position doctrinally, yet still functions like an “old boys’ club” practically?

That was the question Southridge Community Church faced years ago when they met Ellen Duffield, a researcher on female empowerment and gender equality.  She guided the leaders of Southridge to launch specific programs and adopt personal behaviours that are significantly changing the landscape of their church’s leadership.

Join in on this webinar to hear Southridge’s story and how Ellen has guided their leadership journey for over a decade.  Discover the practical steps you can take – in your family, ministry, or local church – to foster a culture where men and women can both fully flourish as image-bearers of God and parent spiritual families together in harmony!

Check out this webinar to discover the underlying theology, local church journey and practical process for operationalizing compassion & justice ministry. And learn how to avoid some critical mistakes along the way from a group of leaders who’ve effectively built multiple unique “Anchor Causes” to serve various communities across the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada.


October 2021 Webinar
How to Become a Missional Church

HOST: Jeff Lockyer
GUEST: Michael Krause, Annie Froese & Nathan Dirks
AIRDATE OCTOBER 22nd 2021

They say they’ll know we are Christians by our love. Most church leaders want their communities to make a noticeable difference in their surrounding societies, but with the every-seven-day demands of weekend service planning and message preparation—never mind the ongoing crises and pastoral needs to manage—few leaders are able to build the kind of ministry that extends Christ’s love practically.

Check out this webinar to discover the underlying theology, local church journey and practical process for operationalizing compassion & justice ministry. And learn how to avoid some critical mistakes along the way from a group of leaders who’ve effectively built multiple unique “Anchor Causes” to serve various communities across the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada.