Message from the President

The Leadership Initiative Team (LIT)  designs ministry from the ground up.  We listen to you, the active leaders who are engaged in the ministries, of the Regions, Districts, Fellowship communities, and Congregations among other recognized bodies. We listen with intention,  to hear how and where God is moving in your ministry context. We listen to hear your needs and help identify what helpful resources may be needed to help your ministries be more successful.  We also listen so that we may be open to receive God’s Spirit in response to prayer, dialogue and the expectations of your  ministry context. We use the collective resources, connections, skills and mutual wisdom of LIT in accompaniment with “you” to design contextual ministry resources. These resources may either be the “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) type such  as especially designed curricula, and targeted resource tools that are facilitated by you, or be a collaboration where you incorporate the gifts of a facilitator, drawing from a member, or members of DHM’s LIT “Speakers Bureau.”

We are invested, optimistic, and enthusiastic about the Disciples Home Missions (DHM) Leadership Initiative.  It is a commitment to living into “accompaniment leadership” as a focal point. The plan is simple, yet profound.  We have convened a network of diverse persons who excel, and have passion within certain areas of leadership.    We gather those in Christ’s service, who are “lit” (excel and have passion) around evangelism, women, men, youth, young adults, clergy, technology, social justice, etc.  DHM seeks to build relationships among networks through dialogue, as we work toward developing mutual understandings of each member’s passion for ministry.  DHM and the Leadership Initiative Team (LIT), will work to engage communities collectively, in the service of the church as followers of Jesus Christ, supporting positive Leadership growth within the church and as we share our services in the larger communities… even unto the ends of the earth.

The goal of LIT is to provide support, resources and speakers to compliment the training and development of Disciples leaders throughout the recognized organizations of the church: Regions, Districts, Fellowships and/or congregations among other bodies!

The objectives of LIT are to:

  • Listen to leaders of recognized ministries
  • Listen in community with connected partners for mutual understanding regarding your ministry context
  • Listen to God’s Spirit in initiating and/or responding to God’s activity in your ministry context
  • Design resources fit for a specific ministry context
  • Share our collective resources for leader development

Meet the Team