Read the stories of people who teach and learn with us to understand how connecting with a new community and learning a new language and way of thinking is changing their ministries.

The gift of serving a Christian institution

Laura Everett, a UCC pastor serving as executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, says that Leadership Education programs deepened her understanding about how serving an institution is her ministry.


Seminary administrator refreshes leadership skills

For Sarah Erickson, director of lifelong learning, Columbia Theological Seminary, taking part in two Leadership Education programs helped her navigate difficult personnel issues and a period of change.


RCA staffers benefit from leadership programs

The Reformed Church in America has sent 17 people to participate in Leadership Education at Duke Divinity’s signature programs, Foundations of Christian Leadership and Denominational Leadership, said Ken Eriks, the RCA's director of congregational mission for the Reformed Church in America.


‘I came away with a new zeal’

Larron Jackson of the American Baptist Churches USA says that the Denominational Leadership program challenged him "to see ministry not simply along denominational lines, but to hear Christ’s voice afresh."


‘It has given me a sense of hope and purpose’

Participating in Foundations of Christian Leadership helped Sushama Austin-Connor plan the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Training and Learning Opportunities

    We design educational services, develop intellectual resources, and facilitate networks of institutions.
  • Denominational Leadership

    Denominational Leadership

    An ecumenical, four-day educational event designed for people transitioning from parish ministry to executive-level positions within denominational governing bodies.

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  • Sourcing Innovation

    Sourcing Innovation

    A 5-week online course led by visual anthropologist and filmmaker Marlon Hall that teaches how to capture the true needs of a community through careful listening and observation.

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  • Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

    Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

    What's the best way to raise money? This training program supports faith-based organizations and people of faith who wish to gain expertise in fundraising principles and practices.

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