Great Lakes

As he helps to shape a church leadership program, Mark Veldt keeps remembering a video he saw more than 10 years ago.

“It showed an airplane being built around a businessman as he was flying through the sky,” he says.

A dozen church leaders came together recently to share best practices. The topic? A pastor’s first call after graduating from seminary. They were laying the groundwork for a new Transformed and Transforming initiative to help ensure success for first-call pastors and the congregations that call them.

Church recovers its ministry to children, then encourages other churches