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Jesus was the model of the Servant Leader; he lived a compelling vision of mercy and forgiveness which others experienced in a manner that forever changed their lives – and has the power to change ours!  Our hope in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is for pastoral leaders  in all areas of ministry to strive to become faith-full and effective servant-leaders. To strive to develop communities who love, because God first loved us!

The leader is at the center of a network and recognizes that when he or she co-labors with others – relying on God’s presence and strength - so much more can happen than if he or she works alone.

In doing so the leader:

  • models the way of servant-leadership;
  • articulates a Gospel vision/mission in a compelling manner;
  • collaborates with others to advance the mission by mobilizing the community for action;
  • empowers and manages others in mission-focused activity;
  • understands finances and how they impact mission; and
  • connects stewardship and mission.

May this webpage be a gateway for leadership resources both formal and informal, for people and for programs, to assist in bringing about God’s reign of love.

To learn more about the Lilly Endowment Grant that has made the Empowering Pastoral Leaders Project possible, click here for a March 4, 2016 Criterion story.

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