Who Are We?
The Institute for
Spiritual Leadership Training is an umbrella organization providing
seminars, onsite consultation and the web site, SpiritualLead.com.
Statement of ISLT
The Institute for Spiritual Leadership Training is committed to
equipping leaders in ministry to be influential in the lives of those they
touch and the community in which they live.
Effective spiritual leadership causes Kingdom growth because leaders are continuously communicating and
living out vision, creating external influence and developing internal
believe the Bible is the absolute authoritative message of God to His
people here on Earth. Problems through the centuries in understanding
that message are exclusively with the hearer, not with the message.
believe it is divine intention that Jesus Christ is the only way
humankind can be redeemed for an eternal relationship with God, the
Father. We believe the grace for that intention is available for the
We believe the Holy
Spirit is the person of the Trinity resident in humans to powerfully
reveal God’s work in and through them. And, that power can transform the believer's life into an instrument of
righteousness. We believe God reveals
Himself today through the Holy Spirit
in acts of divine power. It is through God's Spirit we can understand His divine mysteries.
believe one of the more essential forms of spiritual service and
responsibility is being a servant leader. It is a principle of
first being and then doing.
believe with the call to be a Christian comes also the call to be a
spiritual leader – one who influences others to God’s agenda.
Excellence - We strive to create and
provide a platform of learning based on solid biblical principles and
presented with excellence in content and format. We do that because it
represents who we serve and provides assurance of credibility.
Agent - Effective spiritual
leadership helps people build solid lives. We are all in a dynamic
struggle between righteousness through Christ on the one hand and self,
Satan and an ending age on the other. It is our intention to do whatever
we can to increase the effectiveness of our human efforts of ministry
for righteousness with the time given to us.
Real Needs/Opportunities - We
endeavor to provide practical information, helpful resources and
experience-based learning. Influencing others carries with it great
accountability. We intend to be a source and a resource to increase the
depth of spiritual leadership knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
Statement of SpiritualLead.com
is intended to be a place--an interactive environment--where new and
established spiritual leaders--people influencing others because of
their commitment to Christ--can grow, explore new concepts of leadership
and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a spiritual leader.
Know - SpiritualLead.com is a focus
point to learn the basic concepts of leadership in the context of
Grow - SpiritualLead.com is a web site
that is fresh and yet foundational. Both the experienced and the
beginning spiritual leader can find new points of information and
reinforce the basic truths of people working together.
Connect - SpiritualLead.com is a connection
point for spiritual leaders where their differing cultures, experiences
and insights can find a common environment for mutual growth.
Apply - At its core SpiritualLead.com must
be practical, meeting the relevant needs of spiritual leaders engaged in
the process of leading by providing those leaders with tools, resources,
knowledge and wisdom for insight and application.
Core Values of SpiritualLead.com
about Kingdom building - Every effort is intended to help people
know God as loving Father, Christ as Savior and the Holy Spirit as
about You - We value the leadership role as servant. It is
about serving God and serving those who come to SpiritualLead.com for
insight and tools.
about Excellence - Excellence reflects the care, passion and
intentionality of whom we serve.
I have been a growing Christian since the early 70s. Trained as a
pharmacist, I had the unique circumstance to be in executive leadership
roles in Washington State government while still in my mid 20s. At 26 I
had the incredible opportunity to establish and administer the crime
laboratory and the drug enforcement unit for the State of Washington.
Since 1980 my wife Pat and I have owned a human resources consulting business, MBG
Management Services, Inc. Through it we have the opportunity to work with
over five hundred companies in the Pacific Northwest providing drug free
workplace programs, supervisor training, and employee awareness materials.
We also help companies, government agencies and spiritual leaders solve
problems and build skills through leadership and organizational
development programs and on-site consulting. One of my greatest joys is
one-on-one mentoring as well as leadership and life coaching.
For 12 years I served as a deacon and presently serve on the leadership
team with Pastor Dale Oquist, Evergreen Christian Community, Olympia, WA.
where we’ve created a spiritual leadership training program. For 13
years we invested our time as volunteer leaders in youth ministry and
presently serve on the Young Adults/Young Marrieds ministry team and serve
as a leadership coach and principle architect of the spiritual leadership
curricula at ECC.
Pat has been my encourager, helpmate, friend and wife for over 43 years.
We are the parents of three adult children who I consider the jewels of my
The Institute for Spiritual Leadership Training and the SpiritualLead.com
web site are the products of 30 years of preparation-a work still in
progress. In June, 1975, while still head of the drug enforcement and
crime laboratory system for Washington State, I received as I understood
it, a clear prophetic word that management and leadership training would
be my future. The next 30 years took me in several directions but
literally every experience prepared me for this current ministry.
In the past several years I've had the privilege to mentor pastors as they
plant churches, be an advisor/confidant to established pastors and
ministries, conduct seminars in the U.S. and abroad and develop curriculum
and train spiritual leaders for my home church.
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leadership is a God-ordained trust
Whether we are appointed
pastors, elders, deacons or ministry leaders, God has placed in our hands a
huge opportunity and responsibility. Our challenge as spiritual leaders is
that the words we say, the actions we inspire and the work of our hands
carries with it legacy. We are influencing generations to the Kingdom of
The Institute for
Spiritual Leadership Training is dedicated to help ministers of every type
in building the knowledge and skills to more effectively lead, inspire,
teach and model the characteristics of Christ within us.
We are an evolving web site designed to equip anyone in ministry leadership of
all ages, background, experiences and responsibilities. It is our goal that
you become more effective as spiritually empowered leaders in your Christian
community, in the community where you live and in the marketplace where you
designed this web site to assist you in your growth as a spiritual leader.
The ISLT web is organized to provide you with information, teaching and
practical advice to help you grow and be excellent in your leadership role.
We want this to be an instructional tool for a lead pastor wanting to
develop staff in spiritual leadership development. And it is designed for
the spiritual leader at any level of service within a ministry to gain
greater insight and understanding as to how the dynamics of leadership
function in a Christian community.