She Is Called Leadership Collaboratives

Grow your leadership gifts in community

Leadership does not happen in isolation. It involves followers. Jesus himself had 12 disciples, numerous men and women who supported and encouraged him, and crowds of 4,000 and 5,000 who were part of his ministry on earth. Among Jesus’s followers and throughout the Bible, many types of leaders are found, each gifted and called in their own special, God-given way.
Leadership development does not happen in isolation either. It requires community, connection, collaboration, and commitment. For women especially, the process is deeply enriched by journeying with others who encourage, equip, and empower one another in their growth as Christ-centered leaders, who in turn do the same for others.

The Women’s Transformation and Leadership (WTL) She is Called Leadership Collaborative (LC) is a one-year small group of eight to twelve women who commit to grow as spiritual leaders by exploring their gifts and discovering their leadership calling within their own unique ministry context. Meetings are in person or by video conference, depending on the location of participants.

The She is Called Leadership Collaborative focuses on three significant areas:

 

  • Personal leadership: At the heart of leadership is the ability to lead one’s own life. All leaders must first learn to lead themselves before leading others.
  • Organizational leadership: Every leader must exercise the competencies of leadership. Leadership skills can be learned and developed as one grows as a leader in community.
  • Multiplying leadership: The point is not to accumulate more followers but to develop more leaders. Leaders raise up other leaders, helping nurture their gifts and abilities to serve.

The one-year process includes:

  • Monthly video Zoom conference (2 hours each)
  • Monthly peer coaching pairs/triads with outline provided (2-3 hours personal prep; 90 minutes of coaching)
  • In Person Retreat (around month 6)

Current opportunities

2020 West Michigan She Is Called Leadership Collaborative:

Information sheet for the West Michigan area event

2020 Pacific Northwest She Is Called Leadership Collaborative:

Information sheet for the Pacific Northwest area event

Register now

Email women@rca.org to find out about current and upcoming opportunities and to learn about starting a Leadership Collaborative in your area.

The Biblically-grounded curriculum explores the following:

  • Personal Leadership
    • Month 1 Life focus: Where has God called you?
    • Month 2 Beliefs and Values: How will you journey?
    • Month 3 Priorities: Where will you focus your energy?
    • Month 4 Relationships: Who will journey with you?
    • Month 5 Accountability: What support do you need?
    • Month 6 Transformation: How will you grow in Christ?

    In-Person Retreat: Self-care: Being a Female Leader

    Organizational Leadership

    • Month 7 Trust: How can you fully put your trust in God?
    • Month 8 Vision: Where is God leading you?
    • Month 9 Embracing Change: Where is God inspiring change?

    Multiplying Leadership

    • Month 10 The Current Reality: How do you support and empower leaders?
    • Month 11 Delivery Systems: How can you develop and build new leaders?
    • Month 12 LC Journey in Review: A look back to go forward!
This initiative is part of Transformed & Transforming, the RCA's 15-year vision for ministry.
Your gifts make this mission possible.