Building a Team That Will Last

Women’s Leadership Training Class #209

2018 bd Team That Will Last Promo-001Burnout in ministry is a real thing. Creating, building, and sustaining a dynamic team requires prayer, purpose, process, and persistence. The environment for growth and health must first be established in an atmosphere of trust, grace, and redemption. Learn how to work through the process to a strategy based on Ephesians 4:11-16.

Course Objectives

This course will help you:

  • Understand the basic culture of a “team”
  • Identify the characteristics of a healthy team
  • Explore methods of connection and development of a team
  • Mobilize the team for effectiveness

This DVD set qualifies for Leadership Training Class #209. To find out more about how you can earn a certificate in by design’s Women’s Leadership Training Program or to view the class list, please visit our Women’s Leadership Training web page!

About the Speaker:Karen Hearl
Karen Hearl was a nationally recognized and longtime leader with women’s ministries within the Evangelical Covenant denomination, of which her husband, Alan, was a pastor. She also played a vital role in New England with Vision New England and by design ministries as a valued team member, teacher, and ministry partner. Her passion was to come alongside women’s ministry leaders in order to assist them in strategizing and developing a ministry designed for their unique setting. After a long battle with cancer, Karen went home to be with her Lord in 2013. Her legacy and impact lives on, however, in the hundreds of lives and churches she has influenced for Christ.

This 2-disc set includes:
Disc 1: Video Session with Karen Hearl (DVD)
Disc 2: Resource CD – printable workbook & homework/documentation to receive credit with the Women’s Leadership Training program.


*Includes free shipping within the continental U.S.

Buy Now


Organic Mentoring Conference: Forging Life-Giving Relationships with the Next Generation

promotional image-001God commands us to pass on our faith to those who follow behind, whether we are 18 or 80. Labels vary, from mentoring to discipling, coaching, or spiritual mothering, but the purpose is similar — to help women become all-in fully developed Christ-followers. Young women hunger for these kinds of life-strengthening relationships, but the mentoring methods and styles that worked for older generations don’t work today. Young women crave a more organic, natural connection. The spiritual futures of generations of young women are at risk unless older women learn to love, understand, guide, and walk with them. You’ll come away from these sessions with a new vision for mentoring and new confidence to connect with the next generation!

This teaching series is based on the book Organic Mentoring, which was authored by Dr. Sue Edwards and Barbara Neumann.Publicity Photo 2 sm

About the Speaker:
Dr. Sue Edwards is the author of five leadership books for women, including Organic Mentoring and the Discover Together Bible Study Series (

Sue has over 35 years of experience as a Bible teacher, overseer of several megachurch ministries, and author. Now, as Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership, she teaches full-time at Dallas Theological Seminary, where she equips men and women for future ministry all over the world.

This 4-disc set includes:
Disc 1: Session One with Sue Edwards (DVD)
Disc 2: Session Two with Sue Edwards (DVD)
Disc 3: Millennial Panel Discussion (DVD)
Disc 4: Resource CD (PowerPoint presentation, handouts, audio files)


*Includes free shipping within the continental U.S.

Buy Now



We are pleased to announce that Understanding Your Personal Calling and Mission has been published and is available for purchase.

#206- Understanding Your Personal Calling and Mission:

Your Purpose, Your Place–We each have a divine call, a specific purpose, and a unique mission in today’s world. Every one of us is important. Every one of us has a role in God’s plan for this time and place.
Preview before you buy:undertanding

PREVIEW before you buy.
You can preview a few pages of the course before you buy it. The course includes a PowerPoint Presentation, an Audio CD and outline for the class. Each class also includes practical assignments.

More information and FAQ about Women’s Leadership Training.

How to buy:
Classes cost $59.95 per class, $89.95 if you purchase two, or $135 if you purchase all three classes. Individual study guides are also available for each of these classes. Cost is $5.00 per study guide. Now you and your leadership team can take this “class” together!” Classes can be ordered on our website.

Also Available:
#109 Designing a Women’s Ministries Part One: Laying the Foundation  (Preview)
Women have a unique place in God’s redemptive plan; a women’s ministry is a significant tool for discipleship and evangelism. This class considers God’s plan for your ministry, the importance of Godly leadership and how to develop a purposeful ministry.
#110 Designing a Women’s Ministries Part Two: Developing a Plan (Preview)
Once you clarify vision and purpose, what’s next? This class will help you determine the needs of your ministry, allowing it to grow and to thrive.

Back to class listings