50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
03-20-2008, 10:38 PM,
50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
If you're searching for a topic for your next training retreat, here are fifty ideas to get you started. Go through this list, find a title that seems especially relevant for your group and then jot down two, three, or four things you could discuss about the topic. Use a Bible concordance or commentary to find out what the Bible says on the subject. In some cases you may want to get resources from your church or local library to help you prepare.

For example, you might choose "Leadership Styles." You could choose three or four biblical characters, show how sharply their styles contrast, and examine the results. You could compare Paul (fiery, direct, confrontational), Barnabas (encouraging, supportive, nurturing), and Jesus (patient, wise, loving), giving specific illustrations of how each leadership style was effective.

1. Ages and Stages
2. Assimilating New People
3. The Attitudes of a Successful Leader
4. Confidentiality
5. Conflict Resolution
6. Contacting Prospects
7. Counseling Skills
8. Creative Announcements
9. Creative Evangelism
10. Creative Financing
11. Creative Programming
12. The Devotional Life of the Leader
13. The Disciple-Making Process
14. Effective Speaking
15. Empowering Others
16. Focused Vision
17. Following the Will of God in Leadership
18. Getting Along with People
19. Getting into the Word
20. Group Dynamics
21. Growth through Small Groups
22. Handling Criticism
23. How to Find and Work with an Apprentice
24. How to Help Leaders Think Creatively
25. How to Help Members Find a Place of Ministry
26. How Your Personality Affects Your Ministry
27. The Importance of Passion
28. Involving Singles in the Church
29. Leader's Source of Power
30. Leader's Walk with God
31. Leadership Styles
32. Leadership Trends
33. Let's Get Organized!
34. Making the Most of Your Time
35. Missions
36. Needs of Singles
37. Nurturing Your Ministry Team
38. Nuts and Bolts of Singles Ministry
39. Overcoming Resistance to Change
40. People vs. Programs
41. The Power of a Positive Attitude
42. Praying for People
43. Publicity
44. Room Arrangements
45. Running an Effective Meeting
46. Self-Management
47. Setting Goals for Your Life and Ministry
48. Stages of Leadership Development
49. Using Mixers to Build Relationships
50. What Jesus said about Leadership

From Calvary Temple, Denver, Colorado and printed in Building Your Leadership Team
04-27-2012, 09:28 PM,
RE: 50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
Yes! I like those ideas for a leadership retreat. We just might be having one this coming year. We need more leaders, especially in Single Adult Ministries. Have you ever considered being a leader in your church/area?
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04-28-2012, 06:30 AM,
RE: 50 Topics for Leadership Retreats

thank you for posting this list--there are some good ideas

05-22-2012, 08:20 PM,
RE: 50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
I would like to see single adults involved in the Church. What about you?
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01-20-2013, 09:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-20-2013, 08:12 PM by darlene.)
RE: 50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
We came up with another great one for our upcoming Winter Retreat. The topic for the weekend is the Love Languages of God and so we're calling our retreat "In The Circle Of His Love."
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03-02-2013, 09:53 PM,
RE: 50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
We have another topic to add to the 50 and it really works well both for a weekend retreat topic and for decorations, activities. It was excellent for our recent retreat..."In The Circle Of His Love." Our retreat was on the Love Languages of God and every decoration and activities were circles.....it was beautiful!
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08-20-2013, 08:13 PM,
RE: 50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
Have your ASAM had any other topics for any of your leadership retreats or have you ever had a leadership retreat. We haven't so I can't add any but, would certainly love to have other ideas to add here.
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06-22-2017, 09:50 PM,
RE: 50 Topics for Leadership Retreats
Have you or could you come up with more topics for Leadership Retreats? What needs to be presented to improve things in this ministry? Anything?
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