Leader Development


The ABNWT District values the on-going development of leadership in churches and ministries.  Along with various District events that are available to help leaders develop, browse the tabs below to find more information about development opportunities.

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.

View Upcoming LEAD Courses


The ABNWT District Leadership Team has approved a Sabbatical Leave Policy for the District Executive Officers.  This policy is being offered to PAOC ABNWT District Churches and Ministries to consider for the Credential Holders serving them. The purpose of the sabbatical leave is to allow the individual to pursue a plan of personal renewal and growth in cooperation with the Holy Spirit that may combine study, travel, relaxation, education and research. More importantly it is an opportunity for those who have given consistently of themselves in teaching and ministry to refill their own hearts and resources in order that they might continue to lead their congregation.

View Policy


Recommended Reading from Director of Leader Development and Care:

  • Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership – Ruth Haley Barton
  • Courageous Leadership – Bill Hybels
  • Leading on Empty – Wayne Cordeiro
  • Replenish – Lance Witt
  • Sifted – Wayne Cordeiro with Francis Chan and Larry Osbourne
  • Addicted to Busy – Brady Boyd
  • A Tale of Three Kings – Gene Edwards
  • Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership – Gary McIntosh & Samuel Rima
  • Ordering Your Private World – Gordon MacDonald
  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader – Pete Scazzero
  • The Power of Team Leadership – George Barna
  • Leadership Pain – Samuel R. Chand
  • The Maxwell Leadership Bible (NIV) – John Maxwell
  • Spiritual Leadership – Henry & Richard Blackaby


  • Four Faces of a Leader – Bob Rhoden
  • Pastors of Promise – Jack Hayford
  • Pastors at Risk – H.B. London and Neil B. Wiseman
  • Preventing Ministry Failure – Michael Todd Wilson and Brad Hoffmann
  • Success Kills – Wayde Goodall
  • Why Great Men Fall – Wayde Goodall


  • One Way Love – Tullian Tchividjian
  • Safe Haven Marriage – Archibald Hart and Sharon Hart May
  • The Meaning of Marriage – Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
  • Marriage on the Rock – Jimmy Evans
  • Approval Addiction – Joyce Meyer
  • When Work and Family Collide – Andy Stanley
  • Beyond the Shades of Gray – Dean Bailey


  • Battlefield of the Mind – Joyce Meyer
  • Breaking Intimidation – John Bevere
  • The Fruit of the Spirit – Wayde Goodall and Thomas Trask
  • Enemies of the Heart – Andy Stanley
  • Fresh Power – Jim Cymbala
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son – Henri Nouwen
  • Under Cover – John Bevere
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality – Peter Scazzero
  • The Bait of Satan – John Bevere
  • Boundaries – Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – Jim Cymbala
  • God in My Everything – Ken Shigematsu
  • Emotionally Free – Grant Mullen