Certified SLI Coach & Path1

Individual Coach: Leadership Development

Church Coach: Church Planting & Revitalization

Summary

Biographical Statement:

Dr. Iosmar Alvarez a native from Cuba. Who came to the United States in 2001. God began to work in his life in supernatural ways as He began to serve as Local Pastor in Kentucky Conference in 2002. A Veterinarian Doctor of profession who is passionately serving God by planting worshiping congregations and making disciples. In the last 10 years have planted three Hispanic Churches in Kentucky for God's Kingdom.

Pastor Iosmar Alvarez’s educational theological journey began graduating from Garret Theological Seminary, with the Course Studies Program. In December 2011, finished his Master in Divinity from United Theological Seminary, Dayton Ohio. In addition, he earned another Master degree in Christian Leadership in 2012 from Lindsey Wilson Collage and won the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 2013.

In addition, Rev. Dr. Alvarez is a certified coach for SLI & Path1who are national UMC recognized  agencies for church planting, development and transformation. At the same time, pastor Alvarez is working on his Doctoral Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary 2014-2017.

Currently Dr. Alvarez serves as Senior Pastor for Fuente De Avivamiento/Spring of Revival with 400+ members and 100 home churches. Dr Alvarez has the honor to train leaders nationwide on how to plant churches and develop church’s cultures and processes to make disciples. Dr. Alvarez pastors these wonderful churches along with his wife Zulayne Alvarez, who supports and helps him in carrying the vision to the future generations.

Work History

Work History

CEO Dr. Alvarez

Global Empowerment Ministry

RESPONSIBILITIES

I. Ministry Leadership

a. Serves as the spiritual leader of GEM.

b.Takes an active role with staff, volunteers, and donors in encouraging, training,pastoring, sharing vision and providing spiritual direction.

c. Gives overall direction, encouragement, vision and leadership to all the initiatives of GEM.

d. Responsible to the Boards for the quality of the Foundation’s ministry, fulfillment of its calling, fiscal performance and overall integrity in keeping with the Mission Statement.

e. Serves as liaison to the Board, working closely in strategic planning, conducting Board business and communicating with the board.

f. Provides leadership in fundraising for annual operational needs, capital needs and special projects. Directs Development Team activities.

g. Regularly monitors the financial condition of the organization, including insurance and risk matters.

h. Represents GEM in national and international events.

i. Explores creative ways to ensure that GEM stays on the cutting edge of meeting society’s needs.

II. Supervision

a. Provide leadership and perform all associated supervisory duties to staff, including sub-contractors.

b. Coordinate work scheduling with the initiative leaders to ensure goals are met.

c. Maintain effective employee relations and assist in the development and retention of a highly motivated, well-trained volunteer and paid staff.

d. Lead in the hiring and training of new employees.

III. General Administration

a. Develop, apply, and evaluate policies and procedures for GEM, including those related to financial matters.

b. Lead in setting, evaluating and measuring initiative goals and action plans, including those related to fundraising.

c. Provide general administrative direction to the various initiatives to maximize efficiency and the quality of work, providing a consistently high level of service to each initiative constituent.

d. Implement and maintain procedures to ensure that GEM is in compliance with all laws and regulations regarding the corporation, including timely evaluation and reporting processes for grant funding.

e. Maintain communication with the Board of Directors on the operations of GEM and of all important factors influencing them.

f. Attend Board meetings and report on assigned areas of responsibility.

IV. Networking

a. Initiates dialogue and cooperative efforts with leaders of other organizations and churches for the purpose of synergy and more effective ministry.

b. Develops partnerships and relationships with the corporate, government, educational, and faith communities.

c. Represents GEM in public relations opportunities and public appearances.

V.Qualifications

- Veterinarian Doctor

-Master in Divinity from United Theological Seminary

-Master in Christian Leadership from Lindsey Wilson Collage

-Local Pastor & Church Planter for 10 years

-Fully Bilingual in English, Italian, Spanish

-Undergrad courses on: Accountant, Marketing, Nursing, Pastoral care, and Church Growth

Jan 2002 - Present

Ordained Elder

United Metodist Church

Role:

Christian ministry is an expression of the mind and mission of Christ by a community of believers that demonstrate a common life of gratitude and devotion, witness and service, celebration and discipleship. I am called as a pastor to be a servant-leader who is appointed to preach and conduct divine worship and perform the duties of a pastor whether the parish is large or small.

Results:

My ministry as a local pastor is both a gift and a task. The gift is God’s unmerited grace; the task is unstinting service. God’s gifts are richly diverse for a variety of services; yet all have dignity and worth.

I love ministry and to be use by God in his church, I know I’ve been called to be a pastor more than anything else with the highest education I can get to have the tools I need to give the best to my congregation.

Indicators:

  1. A servant consistently growing in every Christ-like quality
  2. A servant consistently serving others as a witness of His grace
  3. A servant consistently balancing being and doing
  4. A servant consistently walking in integrity in pastoral’s relationship
  5. A servant consistently tithing and offering to my local church

Skills:

As a pastor shall oversee the total ministry of the local church in its nurturing ministries and in fulfilling its mission of witness and service in the word by:

1-Preaching, teaching, Worship.

2-Pastoral care

3-Equipping and Supervising.

4-Administration.

5-Developing leaders through the incubator process

6-Motivate lay leaders to start one incubator in every ministry of the local church

Education

Education
Aug 2014 - Dec 2017

Doctor in Ministry

Asbury Theological Seminary

Church Planting: The factors that either promote or limit growth in small United Methodist Hispanic churches in 21st Century America.

" Breaking the 50 Barrier in the Hispanic UM churches"

Corse Study

Garret Theological Seminary
Jul 2009 - May 2012

Master in Christian Leadership

Lindsey Wilson Collage
Sep 1992 - Jun 1997

Doctor

Havana University

Certifications

Certifications
May 2014 - Present

SLI Coach

Spiritual Leadership Incorporated
Incubator Process: Church revitalization and leadership development. Establishing PROCESSES that produce fruit We are not emphasizing CONTENT or ANSWERS but the PROCESSES for adapting and overcoming. We recognize that often today’s right answers are tomorrow’s mistakes, so we emphasize PROCESSES and QUESTIONS above short term answers and immediate fixes. We are not about giving a fish, but about enabling others to fish. SLI leaders model coaching, not teaching, and like Jesus they instruct more with questions than with lectures. This style of leadership is modeled so that participants can reproduce it. Systems and Strategies Definition of Discover: Activities and functions that help persons discover and be discovered around their calling in Spiritual Leadership. SLI coaches are looking for those who resonate with the process and have the capacities to move to the Develop stage Vital Signs: % growth in number of projects % growth of interest in SLI % growth of investors in SLI Definition of Develop Activities and functions that help Passionate Spiritual Leaders and their Teams to grow spiritually, to grow their capacities, to grow their skills and to risk health in their ministries. Vital Signs: % growth in Coach Training % growth in SLI Teams Definition of Deploy Activities and functions that work to develop generative ministries and partnerships to grow SLI’s abilities to reach its vision. Vital Signs: % growth in number of SLI Certified Coaches % Change in Communities/region -poverty, crime, disciples, etc…
May 2014 - Present

Certified Path1

Path1 United Methodist Church
Not only will coaches help planters figure out how to tap into their own potential, the right coaches give the planting projects the best shot possible. Path 1 Coaches are uniquely qualified to coach new church start projects. A new church project requires more than a general coach. It requires someone who understands the pitfalls and unique demands of a start up and someone who works well with innovative, out-of-the-box energy so typical of planters. Path 1 Coaches are a special breed of coach because new church starts involve much more than one leader and require bigger toolboxes! Path 1 Coaches specialize in the specific needs and nature of new church starts. Path 1 Coaches partner with new church start planters and other stakeholders to develop churches that are viable, sustainable and well on their way toward multiplying their successful church plants. Path 1 Coaches show certain characteristics and competencies that demonstrate proficiency, applied to more than one new church start. Part coach, part consultant, part facilitator, Path 1 Coaches support stakeholders in setting and achieving realistic benchmarks based upon the vision for the project.