In 2023, we’re on a mission to change this. As we move forward in this new season of the local church, our mandate at Leading Second is to equip local churches everywhere to raise up UNCOMMON leaders.
Uncommon leaders shouldn't be so rare.
From Brandon & Lindsay
We’re in a special season at Leading Second.
After navigating the pandemic and all the past two years brought us, we have emerged into 2022 with fresh momentum and life in our ministry. From a successful first live event at Leading Second Camp, to a thriving podcast and growing team, we’re grateful for all God is entrusting to us in this season.
We’re preparing to take some big steps forward this year.
But, we can’t do it alone.
We’d like to boldly ask you to consider joining our Partner Team at Leading Second. This is a team of churches and individuals who have committed to fuel the vision of Leading Second through prayer and financial support.
With your support, we plan to take our largest steps of faith yet. We’ve outlined them below. We’d highly value your support, and count it an honor to strengthen the local church alongside you.
Heart & Soul,
Brandon & Lindsay
Thank You Partners!
Because of our great ministry partners, Leading Second’s first five years of ministry have produced Kingdom fruit:
- Successful completion of a fifth season of the Leading Second Podcast, with over 100,000 downloads from thousands of leaders just this year.
- First successful Leading Second Camp event, with executive leaders from 70+ churches in 25 US States and Canadian provinces.
- Over 1000 leaders from hundreds of churches impacted through coaching groups and online meet-ups.
- Development of a thriving volunteer team serving this vision each week.
Our Vision for 2023
“What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:13 NIV
We are arriving at 2023 with big vision in our hearts. Our mandate is to provide second chair leaders with greater resources and coaching, providing a pattern for them to follow in ministry.
- LAUNCH OF LEADING SECOND+
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new video resource platform in early 2023. We see a thriving online platform with Leading Second courses, masterclasses from the greatest leaders in the Church, and how-to content for pastors and teams to build effective leadership pipelines.
- STRENGTHENING THE LEADING SECOND PODCAST
Our podcast has great traction in this season, with thousands of listeners engaging every single day with content relevant to their role in church life. In 2023, we will continue to take production quality and exposure of this resource forward.
- NEW COACHING FOR ORGANIZATIONS
We’re in the development phase of a new coaching initiative which will open the door for Leading Second to come alongside church organizations in a more effective way.
- NEW EVENTS
We’ve announced our second Leading Second Camp event in February 2023. Through this, and Leading Second Rallies held regionally around the US and Canada, we desire to create spaces for leaders to be equipped practically and transformed spiritually.
- STRENGTHEN OUR OPERATIONS
While we are committed to maximizing our use of volunteers in our ministry team, we’re also experiencing a need to hire additional staff to steward the vision.
By investing into Leading Second, you will help us fulfill our mission by:
- Producing high quality resources available to local churches at a low cost.
- Purchase gear to host events and develop resources.
- Hire additional staff, while maximizing our use of volunteers.
- Strengthen the core of our ministry
JOIN OUR PARTNERSHIP TEAM
Leading Second’s Partner team is made up of individuals and churches who have committed to come alongside us in prayer and financial investment in order to fuel ministry strength and expansion.
In other words, a team of the most Kingdom-minded givers on the planet.
These gifts will specifically go toward purchasing gear, developing content and producing resources for leaders everywhere.
Goal: $20,000 in one time gifts (through end of year 2023)
Regular monthly gifts are vital, as they allow us to hire staff and develop long-term strategies for growth. These gifts will specifically go toward team development and ministry expansion.
Goal: $10,000 additional / month in 2023
Total Giving Goal: $140,000
Thank you for your partnership! We’re crazy enough to believe the local church can be stronger and healthier because of the work we’ll do together.
EXPANDING OUR TEAM
Leading Second is almost four years old, and is currently supported by a volunteer team of 30+ leaders from across North American. As the ministry grew coming out of the COVID season, our need for greater stewardship became clear. In the fall of 2021, we took a step of faith and hired a Ministry Director, our first full-time team member. We’re dreaming of what future team expansion could look like.
Our heart is for our team to remain heavily volunteer, but to be led and managed with excellence and consistency.
Your financial giving will allow us to continue to build the team we have in our hearts, fueling our vision in greater measure.
If you have it in your heart to involve members of your team on the Leading Second team, please let us know. Consider us an extension of your church’s heart to resource the greater body of Christ.
We have a strong onboarding process that includes lead pastor approval for any ministry involvement. Our aim is that your team’s involvement with Leading Second only strengthens their heart for your local church vision (and never competes).
For more information on our Partnership Team, or for help with your giving, contact us.