My Sabbatical and My Evolution as a Leader-Coach

A second career pastor, Fred Nelson has experienced congregational life and pastoral ministry the way most people do -- from the "other side." Nelson notes how the development of five purpose-driven teams in his congregation during his sabbatical allowed for a new shared leadership relationship once he returned, and this transformed his vision of his own pastoral role to that of leader-coach.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Park Ridge, IL