"I think you have created a
masterful presentation and training experience for potential SLTA coaches.
"I feel the SLTA is a
powerful process with potential for significant change and growth in the
leaders who go through it.
"I especially like the
anonymous 360 feedback which is not always something that a lot of ministry
leaders get, but could profit from...it helps them know where they are
strong and where there is still room for growth. That is huge!
"The follow-up process for
leaders to work on moving forward in those areas through the coaching
relationship will make all the difference between discouragement and
"This is an awesome tool!
"The SLTA could be used to raise up powerful leaders in our
churches, leaders who can be intentionally discipled by taking
the SLTA and being coached. The SLTA can also help leaders to
envision their “dream ministry” and make a plan that could get
them closer to that dream. Imagine how communities could be
transformed as missional leaders are raised up and sent out to
live the gospel.
"I believe every church could benefit from using the SLTA
process to develop leaders. Churches should be both the catalyst
and context for transformation. The SLTA provides a specific
strategy to grow leaders that can serve in ways that point
others to Christ.
"I would love to see a version of the SLTA that could be used in
counseling. I think this tool could be helpful in marital and
individual counseling. I would also love to see a version that
could be used for character development in children.
"My first reaction in being invited to attend the webinar
was, 'Oh no! Not another assessment!' But I soon found out that
the SLTA is not just another assessment! The SLTA goes beyond
what any other assessment does (at the ones I am familiar with).
While other deal with personality or leadership qualities, the
SLTA actually gets to the heart of true leadership-spiritual
life, character and integrity. It would be somewhat simple if
the hundreds of missionaries and pastors had only to deal with
organizational leadership. But we find that the majority of
those who come to us are dealing with issues of the heart. I am
very thankful to now have a biblically based tool in my coaching
"Wow! What a fantastic training. You blessed us immensely.
"The SLTA get us beyond naval gazing. Very practical.
"I absolutely loved the section Ron taught on how he derived the
24 characteristics--I so wish we could have spent more time on
that! I appreciated how he too is continuing to grow and learn
and discover through those he is working with and supporting.
Could have spent hours on that section alone. It brings me back
to the virtues listed in 2 Peter 1:5ff.
"Leaders can benefit from knowing how they're perceived because
it may help explain the reason for some of the dynamics with
their relationships. Someone may uncover truth through this
survey that would otherwise remain hidden. These truths can
reveal areas needing change. It's hard to change what you don't
"The SLTA has shown me where I'm unrealistically pushing
myself and where I can realistically raise the bar.