Rev. Nicole Havelka, a certified yoga instructor, offers consulting, training, and team-building services.
CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:
Being Grateful in Difficult Times: An Online Learning Journey with Diana Butler Bass
White Too Long: A Webinar with Robert Jones from the Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology
Courageous Church Summit: Reimagining Our Common Ground for the Collective Good
What Will Happen to Our Churches? A Conversation with National Faith Leaders
Courageous Faith Summit - a virtual gathering of people of faith and moral conscience
Your Congregation As a School of Love (with Brian McLaron)
CLP: Online Small Group Curriculum for Your Church (7 Course Bundle)
Curating Change in Your Church (with Brian McLaren)
The Faith+Lead Learning Lab is a place to listen, learn, innovate, and grow. Join other spiritual leaders in grappling with real-world challenges and discoveries of ministry in the 21st Century.
Thriving Beyond COVID is a scripture-based small and large group study that will encourage, inspire, and challenge members and get them in a positive frame of mind for your post-COVID journey. Challenges can be managed with faith and a plan. This two-minute video is an introduction. A leader guide, small and large group participant guides, as well as videos are available for free download here.
Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble recommends meeting conflict, roadblocks, and division with a balancing martial art in A Black Belt in Aikido.
Stop wielding your values as a weapon and start offering them as a gift.By Arthur C. Brooks in The Atlantic
Women often suffer the most from environmental degradation. A nonprofit in Colombia is trying to make their needs central to conservation.
Ninfa Carianil Damaso, first female forest ranger of Fundación ProAves, poses in front of a nature preservation sign.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FUNDACIÓN PROVISO
By Rev. Dr. Anna Hall
What practices can help church leaders learn from failures and address conflict in ways that lead to fruitful ministry? We speak with Tyler Sit about centering marginalized voices, meeting the needs of the community, managing conflict, and other leadership lessons he has learned as a church planter.
A Church for Starving Artists blogger Jan Edmiston considers, Is Empathizing the Same as Coddling? (Your Answer Impacts Who We Are as the Church).
Rev. Lee Ann Pomrenke offers reopening and revamping insight and tips - both personal and congregational - in A Hard Factory Reset: Big Life Changes Made During the Pandemic.
Jessica Guleth wonders, "What does it look like for the voices of our youth to be invited in, heard and included in the ways we do for adults? What needs adjusting in our minds and hearts to see and hear them as members?" in The Future of the Church Is Young.
Eileen Campbell-Reed explains the importance of Cultivating Good Questions
~ing Podcast Episode 40: Pastoring during the Pandemic
Five pastors who have ministered during the pandemic sit down to discuss leading, growing, and being as people of God navigating a global pandemic together.
Now Is the Time for Risk-taking Leadership by Bill Wilson
by Dr. Rick Herrick on May 25, 2021
Springtide Research Institute is a wealth of research-based information for boundaries and best practices for youth and young adult ministries. The New Normal: 8 Ways to Care for Gen Z in a Post-Pandemic World is but one example.
Let people know who you are, engage in civic discourse, and identify as networked within your community: get inspired by leaders from Alexandria, MN here.