LEAD Seminars

Leadership Enhancement & Development

The defining statement for the District value CONNECTION states: “We will build courageous, life-giving relationships”. This value relates to the mission of calling forth PAOC leaders to create a Spirit-led, courageous, healthy church movement. One of the resources the ABNWT is using for building the leadership life of District Pastors and Ministers is the Leadership Enhancement and Development Seminars, often referred to as LEAD. Annually, there are a variety of seminars that focus on specific leaders and specific areas of leadership. They will be held in several locations to allow for maximum attendance or via live stream.

**To watch or listen to previous LEAD Seminars, click here.

LEAD for Pastors Wives | September 23 in Edmonton, September 30 in Calgary

The role of Pastors’ wife can be very demanding, In the midst of all the demands placed on her time, how can she remain strong and at peace? In this LEAD seminar, the topic will be covered from the perspective of several experienced guest presenters.


  • September 23rd from 10:00am-1:00pm, Edmonton District Office
  • September 30th from 10:00am-1:00pm, Northwest Family Church

Cost: $15.00 per person

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  •  For Pastors and Church Leadership Teams (pastoral staffs and board members)
  • 4 Sessions (25-minute presentation by each facilitator)


SESSION 1: Developing Policies in the Local Church – Rev. Dallas Bidell

The Local Church Constitution says “[a] local church shall have the right to develop policies and procedures which guide its operation as determined by the [leadership] or the congregation.” What is the benefit of creating polices in a local church? What kinds of policies should be created? How does a church go about creating and developing policy in the local church? Why do we need to ensure that policies guard our religious freedoms? Is there a need to have a “Ministry Covenant/Guidelines” for those involved in Church Ministry?

Dallas is the Lead Pastor of Family Worship Centre in Whitecourt, Alberta.


SESSION 2: Creative Communication in the Digital Age – Rev. Jeremiah Raible

Explore how to combine technology and creativity to make a greater impact on communicating your message to any audience. Discover tips and tools for designing graphics and slides, using and creating videos, planning engaging services and, utilizing social media for greater impact. This session is for Teachers, Preachers, Global Workers, Youth or Children’s workers. The message never changes but the method is rapidly changing.

Jeremiah oversees weekend service programming at Mill Woods Assembly in Edmonton AB, Canada


SESSION 3: Reaching Today’s Teenager.  – Rev. Ken McIntyre

Youth Ministry in the local church hasn’t changed in philosophy or method in the last two decades. The challenge is that youth culture has drastically changed. There is currently an expansive gap in how many local churches go about ministering to teenagers. This teaching will help you understand the change that’s happened (and is happening) and give you some new perspective on how to reach today’s teenager.   Ken is the Alberta NWT District Youth Director.


SESSION 4: Welcoming New Canadians – Dr. Kevin Driver

here is a continual migration of people from all over the world seeking a new home in Canada. Every community (urban, small town, rural) is experiencing the influx of immigrants of every culture and faith. How can the local church provide a place of welcoming and belonging to New Canadians, helping them adjust to a new life in our country, and even come to a deeper awareness of Christianity?

Kevin is the Pastor at Banff Full Gospel Church and his Doctor of Ministry Thesis was on the role of the local church engaging with newcomers (immigrants) to Canada.


RISKING FOR THE WIN | NOV 14 & 15, 2017

Most people are prepared to take risks in order to win at something.  They are willing to risk as the end result is of great value to them. Is that how you feel about your ministry and staff dynamic?  Is it of great worth to you?

Join Pastors Landen Dorsch and Dale Reddekopp as they lead you through making your staff team worth risking for.

Do you possess the courage to fearlessly address your blind spots, and courageously celebrate others’ strengths to create a thriving team culture?

A “healthy team culture” can sometimes be seen and measured by “we have no problems”.  But does this really mean your team is healthy and thriving?  Healthy is defined as being – strong, vigorous, nourishing, in good physical shape, health-giving, hearty, beneficial.  Thriving is defined as being – flourishing, prosperous, booming, blooming, succeeding, increasing.  Does this describe your current team environment?

This seminar is for both senior pastors and their support staffs.  Make it a time of growth for your team!   Senior Pastors will meet separate, as will the Support Staff, but there will be a time when BOTH will come together to dialogue.  We encourage you to register as a TEAM.


  • November 14, 2017 in Calgary; 9:30am-2pm
  • November 15, 2017 in Edmonton; 9:30am-2pm
  • Registration is $15 per person and includes coffee breaks and lunch