This resource is for your church if:
This tool will guide you through a series of crucial questions for this season of your ministry. Then we've shared tangible next steps you can take as a body to discern who God is calling you to be in this next season.
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
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)
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.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonaldJournalist and UCC minister in Duke Divinity's Faith & Leadership
Though the number of pastors leaving parish ministry hasn’t amounted to a “great resignation,” those who have left still offer insight into the current state of the American church.
This isn't a podcast about answers. It is an exploration into ourselves, and the skills we need to create and embody the world we want.
The Soul of Transformation: Exploring Vocations in Social Justice is a podcast and resource for future leaders who not only see and name the realities of injustice in the world but can start imagining new and better solutions. This is for change agents, people who want to work towards achieving authentic racial justice, mitigating the dire impacts of climate change, facing the challenges of immigrants and refugees, and ensuring equality for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Learn more. Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis and Rev. Dr. Gary F. Green II for more info.
Stop wielding your values as a weapon and start offering them as a gift.By Arthur C. Brooks in The Atlantic
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.
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
Now Is the Time for Risk-taking Leadership by Bill Wilson
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.