SMART Module — Leadership Development

Questions for missionaries to consider:

  1. How much thought have you given to the overall scope of your training ministry?
  2. Besides Bible doctrine, what else do you plan to teach them?
  3. Have you considered giving them leadership training too?

BIO is hosting a SMARTraining seminar on Leadership Development. This two-day training session holds great potential for making you a more effective missionary, particularly in the area of training nationals. During the ten hours of classroom time you will be shown leadership skills that will enable you to successfully lead those whom God assigns to serve under your supervision. With such knowledge you will have a model of how to train nationals to be effective leaders also.

Some of the class titles are:

  • Leadership Styles; when and where to use them
  • Leadership Self-assessment
  • Basic Skills of Outstanding Leadership
  • Developing Accountability
  • Why an expert is not always the best leader
  • Losing at Leadership
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Building Trust


  • November 13 & 14, 2014 at the BIO Training Center in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday & Friday; lunch will be provided both days
  • Open to men and women

For those of you who are coming to the fall meeting at Pigeon Forge I encourage you to stay in East Tennessee for two extra days and take advantage of some very practical instruction in the area of Leadership Development.

Action on Your Part

If you plan to attend this seminar, you can reserve a spot by emailing us. Please include the name(s) of those coming with you. If you have questions regarding this seminar please email.

About the Speaker

The main speaker will be Wayne Martin; he is a dedicated Christian with a heart for serving people. For most of his career he was involved in training department leaders for a Fortune 500 company. Wayne is now retired; he and his wife live in East Tennessee.

Certainly this training will prove to be invaluable to all that are involved in training nationals. I wish I would have had such instruction before we went to the field. For now though, I plan to be in this meeting as a student; I hope to see you there too!

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