District Superintendent Resources

A District Superintendent's First Year: The effort was addressed at identifying the competencies needed as individuals take on the role of District Superintendent, how well prepared they are, and where additional skills are needed to fulfill the new role. (Reproduced with permission by The Lewis Center and Lovett H. Weems, Jr.). Download
In the “The Soul of Pastoral Supervision”, Kenneth Pohly addresses an audience about issues related to spiritual identity, defining intersections between what we think we believe, what we say we believe, and what we show we believe. According to Pohly, this requires that life and ministry be grounded in something other than a system of beliefs. (Reproduced with permission by the Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation: United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH) Download
Supervision in Ministry: To speak of supervision in the church is to invite confusion, because it is a word loaded with baggage. Download
The Distinctiveness of Ministry Supervision by Kenneth Pohly: "J. G. Zimmerman once said, “All our distinctions are accidental.” On first thought, if that were true it would seem that any claim about the supervision of ministry being distinctive might be unimportant. That is, it might be interesting to identify and describe that distinctiveness whenever it occurs; but if it is not predictable its usefulness for the practice of supervision would seem to be limited." Download
The World is Our Vineyard: Clergy Discipline and Accountability. In a vineyard, one experiences life in all of its fullness. To abide in Jesus is to remain connected. (Reproduced with permission by The Intentional Growth Center) Download
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