A Message From Director of Leadership Development, Bishop Jeff White.
Equipping leaders is vital for any church or organization to continue to grow and thrive. When we launched the Palmetto Mission Initiative nearly 5 years ago, the vision was to provide leadership development, practical training and resources for churches, pastors, ministers and leaders. That was followed up by a plan for implementing continuing education across the SC COGOP. There has been exceptional participation and we recommend this pursuit to every leader, whether seasoned or emerging. Personal and spiritual growth come at a price. Advancement comes from a commitment to leadership development and it is well worth the cost. It takes our time, faithfullness and financial commitment but Individuals who invest in their ministry receive spiritual and practical benefits. Preparation yields greater fruitfulness and sowing into one's life and ministry bring harvest. The problem is we all have family, work and ministry responsibilities that make it difficult to take in all the "live" training and growth opportunites that are presented. Since the beginning of my involvment with Leadership Development on a state level, my heart was to see resources more available to our people. Moving forward, technology will be one of many ways that will aid us in making leadership classes and resources available to our leaders. With this in mind, we launch the Palmetto Leadership Academy. This online school will offer training and resources with great flexibility. Think about it... you can join others in an interactive, online classroom. There you will be able to pursue biblical and practical training that will take your ministry forward. These online classes will not replace live training events but they will certainly be a great addition to the resources provided by the LDD here in South Carolina. I am excited about your future as you move your ministry forward as a participant in the Palmetto Leadership Academy. I encourage you to register for the introductory class coming soon. You can do that here. If you have any questions about this or any leadership development opportunity, please contact me.