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.
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.
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.
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."
Sara N. King explains how the Generative Solutions design process works.
Participating in Foundations of Christian Leadership helped Sushama Austin-Connor plan the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary.
For Leah Taylor, a lay leader in the Texas Annual Conference, the Generative Solutions design process provided a framework to explore the best ways to blend formal and informal training for laity.
Marlon Hall, who teaches in the Denominational Leadership program, says he "curates human potential" by helping others discover their unique, God-given gifts. In the process, his innovation disrupts predictable patterns and transforms “junk to jazz.”
Taking part in Foundations of Christian Leadership, where he formed a community with Christian leaders from different denominations, helped Corey MacPherson broaden his view of leadership and gave him the continuing education he had been looking for.