Pastor: Coastal Cathedral, Savannah, GA
In 20+ years of pastoral ministry, I have attended countless conferences and seminars all with the hope and anticipation of being able to obtain something that would help my church and myself move to the next level. I have been encouraged and picked up useful nuggets through the years but nothing was ever that breakthrough thing for me.
After each session of Leader labs, there was information that could be immediately applied to me as well as my church staff and leaders. the personality assessments alone have caused us to take a deeper informed look inside of ourselves. We were able to identify some strengths and weaknesses as well as exposing some blind spots. Leader Labs has caused us to begin to take more responsibility for our positions in ministry and to practice self-discipline and self-development.
After applying the principles of Leader Labs over the last few months we have already seen distinct measurable improvements in the staff and key leaders of Coastal Cathedral. The quality of our services has improved dramatically. We receive correspondence from our membership on a regular basis commenting in the affirmative on the noticeable change. Even my preaching style has improved, I am more distinct and to the point, staying on task and keeping the main thing the main thing.
To wrap it up, Dr. Fred Garmon and Leader Labs gave Coastal Cathedral the bump forward we were looking for to move our ministry to the next level. Leader Labs has given us fundamental leadership training that is easily applied to every aspect of our ministry. Before Leader Labs, I felt as though our church was about 3 years behind where we needed to be and was often discouraged thinking we would never be able to regain lost ground. After Leader Labs, I say with confidence that we are currently ahead of the curve and are effectively leading change.
Thank you, Dr Garmon, I am forever in your debt.
In Christ's service,
Bishop Alton Carter