Leadership Development

Leadership Development in the Now & Future Season

One of the biggest challenges facing the church today is that of growing a leader.

It is a critical task that requires a long runway, as these quotations reveal:

 “When God wants to make a mushroom, He takes six hours.  When He wants to make an oak tree, He takes sixty years”.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

An active leadership development journey prepares your church for the future and adds encouragement to the present.

Our leadership development track will help you answer these questions:

  • How can my church have enough Small Group / Ministry Leaders?
  • How can my church have sufficient quality people to groom to be Board / Pastoral Leaders?
  • How can my church have a designate ready to succeed the Senior Pastor?

In our in-depth experience over the last decade, we see a crying need for churches to have a robust system to raise up a new a generation of leaders as the older ones pass the baton.

Such a system is akin to a strong tree, an oak of righteousness that can stabilise the church and bears lasting fruit.

Our Leadership Tree track is an organic and developmental pathway of resources that groom leaders at every level.

If you would like to know more about this concept, you can watch our 3 min introduction video to The Leadership Tree Series!

Churchlife Resources does more than just train or teach. We are passionate in diagnosing, customizing and coaching you to implement journeys that grow leaders over a season.

This approach will see you develop leaders is the various areas of the church so that there is a unity to the development. Instead of silos of sporadic growth, our resources to help you develop your leaders are tied to this tree that God desires to grow in your church!

With intentionality and focus, every church can begin growing the leadership tree.


We believe in coaching leaders to multiply themselves by raising others to serve in ministry.

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. (2 Timothy 2:2)

“Churchlife Resources does more than just train or teach. We are passionate in diagnosing, customizing and coaching you to implement journeys that grow leaders over a season.”

Our method in building Core-Teams:

  • Partnering with current leaders to embark on the journey
  • Guiding the recruitment-calling process
  • Building a mentoring culture
  • Training for a level of leadership one-level lower to cast a wider net
  • Raising leaders “on-the-job” in ministry
  • Calling & appointing those who are suitable



Click to view our Tracks available to grow a leader at each level of the leadership tree.

Provide direction in the God-given mission of the church, through prayer, the word and evangelism thereby growing the church through outreach & disciple-making. In addition, the Board safeguards the church organizationally and financially by adhering to the laws of the land.

Give shepherding oversight, mentor and coach leaders of small groups & ministries, and acts as a bridging step towards growing board members and pastors

Enable teams in ministry, provide pastoral care & mobilization in groups to strengthen the body life of the church. Critical as a leadership-base to the growth of upper parts of the tree.

Active membership who express their commitment to the church through service, encouragement and participation.

Leaders Learning-Lab


Insight and Intention Towards God’s Purposes


Moving out of the Pandemic into the new season, the church faces a new & ever-changing landscape: Economic Recessions, Wars, Intergenerational Gaps, LGBT, Metaverse…

There needs be pastoral leaders who not only strengthen the church but also insightfully adapt and develop new ministries which integrate with existing ministries—we need pastoral leaders who can study the landscape, receive godly insight and practically apply them to daily ministry life!

In this Leaders-Learning Lab, we will cover:
  • Some models for strategic thinking relevant to church ministry
  • Strategies for pulpit-planning & education
  • Strategies for yearly planning & resource alignment
  • Ways to apply strategic thinking to daily ministry routines

Date: 20 May 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm via Zoom


Registration will close when capacity of trained CLR facilitators limit have been reached.

For enquiries, email admin@churchlife-resources.org.

May we grow in the anointing like “the tribe of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what [God’s people] ought to do….” (1 Chronicles 12:32, ESV)

CLR has 15 years of experience in helping churches build healthier & stronger SGs, especially in the Pre-During-Post Pandemic Times. It’s our hope for you to build up your SGs, be courageous to adjust your approach! Grow them from lessons learnt, and you will build up a SG-people that is Pandemic-proof and even Persecution-proof!

Leaders’ Learning-Lab (L3) is hosted by ChurchLife Resources’ Rev. Dr. Philip Huan & his team to sharpen your leadership aptitude as a pastoral / lay leader with a series of quarterly online learning sessions covering topics such as:

  • Understanding Church Health Pillars, Platforms & Programs
  • Sustaining Evangelism Momentum in Church
  • Sharpening the Discipleship Framework of your Church
  • Building Vibrant Small Groups, & others...

The 2-hour zoom sessions include video-learning, sharing of diagnostic frameworks, and breakouts labs to apply principles to your own church/ministry situation.

You can attend as a group of pastors / staff / elders / leaders to grow together for maximum benefit. Individual pastors may make this your continuing development journey.

Customize your learning-lab through 3 options:

i. Awareness, Understanding & Reflection (self-learning lab)

ii. Spar & listen with pastoral leaders in similar situations (peer-learning lab)*

iii. Application to your local church ministry scenario (application-learning lab)

*subject to sufficient participants of similar ministry-stage

Hear what our past participants have to say about L3

What’s Wrong with our Small Groups in this Post-Pandemic Season?

“It was intentionally made to be interactive (asking us to comment, ask questions, etc).
It started on time!
Nice cozy group, more intimate setting.
Breakout room segment was very useful, facilitator was great at asking and answering questions to ensure the time was made fruitful.”

Redefining Church in The New Normal

“The systematic breakdown of the 3 Ps and how they interact is a helpful tool for church leadership and members to discuss, comment and contribute inputs to the elements of church life to them.

For church leaders it is also a useful tool for evaluating and building the structures that support and lead the church.”

Building An Evangelistic Culture: Believers Who Share The Gospel Wherever They Go

“Ministry architecture is an interesting perspective. The approach is refreshing and useful. The facilitators are knowledgeable and helpful.”

Look out for upcoming topics and sessions for 2023!