No, you won’t become a seasoned and consistent Jesus-like leader after attending our 1-day Encounter May 5 in Rockford, IL.

But you will learn the basics about  leading as a Servant, Steward and Shepherd (S3) just like Jesus did in his time on earth.

After that, it’s just a matter of adopting habits that will keep your heart, head and hands on track to follow the teaching and example of the best leader of all time.

After experiencing the Encounter’s rich mix of live presentations, videos, self-discovery exercises and large and small group discussions, you will be on your way to becoming an effective Jesus-like leader at home, at work, in your parish and in your community.

The May 5 Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter will take place at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Rockford, IL. The location is on the bus line from O”Hare International Airport, making travel from almost anywhere convenient.

The Encounter will be co-facilitated by Dick Kunnert and Owen Phelps, master facilitators and members of the Yeshua Institute board. They have presented the program in Haiti, Canada, Uganda and India, as well as throughout the U.S.

The cost is just $79, and arrangements are also being made to offer a special room rate for guests coming in from out of town. For information about transportation and room reservations, contact Owen.

Participants can also enroll in a Facilitator Training program Saturday morning at no additional charge except the $75 cost of a Facilitator Kit. Those interested in enrolling for the training should also contact Owen.

“We define leadership as anytime anyone tries to influence anyone else -- which means all of us are leaders some of the time,” says Dr. Phelps. “Although this is an invaluable program for people in leadership positions, it is also relevant to people in all of their relationships.

“We don’t need titles to be leaders, and if you want to know how to live, love and lead like Jesus, this program is designed for you.”

To register online, click here.