Greetings and Welcome to Leadership Hall 2.0
We wish first to congratulate you on taking the initiative to better yourself, training, and skills by participating in this program. Far too many people in the world fail to see their own needs for improvement. You participation here demonstrates that you are willing to spend time looking inward to find new levels of growth.
Before we proceed any further, please take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to begin searching your heart, and to use this course as a tool for further your ability to serve in the Kingdom.
“Jesus modeled the heart of a true servant leader by investing most of His ministry time training and equipping the disciples for leadership” –Ken Blanchard, author of the One Minute Manager
Philosophy of this program
We are very excited to offer this Leadership Hall 2.0. We believe that this will be the hidden jewel of the NACM.
1. There are more ministers in the marketplace than behind pulpits. Even the majority of pastors in America are bi-vocational –working another job outside of the church. This is quite a Biblical approach to ministry for Jesus’ ministry was primarily in public and at the market. The Apostle Paul also worked a second job as a tentmaker.
We believe that by offering this training we can develop believers into more effective people; thereby, positioning them for success in whatever that they do for Christ.
Here are our fundamental outcomes:
1) To equip participants with the necessary skills to be effective leaders for the cause of Christ in areas of:
a. Biblical and secular leadership theory -compared and contrasted
b. Written and oral communication
c. Persuasion -as opposed to manipulation or cohesion
d. Behavior modification
Here are our hopeful outcomes:
2) To develop a sense of personally connected community among all participants that results in special friendships which are dedicated to the success of one another.
Example: a willingness to support one another emotionally (a listening ear), spiritually (encouragement and prayer), and professionally (a personal reference or letter for employment, etc.).
3) To develop leadership to serve the Lord in the NACM within this program as well as other areas.
Note: The NACM is growing rapidly and is needing leaders to serve with the type of training that will be learned herein. This program will qualify participants to serve in the NACM on the highest levels.
Who developed this program?
At this point two people contributed to the launching of this program: Michael Mooney & Dominick Tuzzo. We do not make a big thing of this at the NACM, but we would like to humbly mention their backgrounds so that you may know that you are in good hands.
Michael Mooney is the president of our organization. His education qualifies him to teach Leadership and Management on the university level. Michael has an MBA with an emphasis on Leadership Theory, and is finishing his PhD in Organizational Psychology. He also has a degree in Religion, with backgrounds in both retail business and church planting.
Dominick Tuzzo is a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology & Marine Engineering, a Master of Communications Technology, a Master of Theology in Pastoral Theology, and is completing his Doctorate in Pastoral Leadership. He has also completed the NACM Leadership Development Program, and is a regular contributor to the NACM Center for Research, LDP, Leadership Hall, and our discussion forums.
"At the beginning of any task, more than anything else, your attitude will affect its successful outcome". -Jeffrey Gitomer
Many assignments have quotes about the subject from varying authors, philosophers, educators, etc. The quotes should be considered almost as seriously as the subject content itself. To get full benefit of this course, they should not be merely read then ignored. These quotes were carefully selected to encourage deep thinking about the subject.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him. (Jas 1:5)