Questions We Answer

We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please see if our partners can help or contact us.

Institutions

How can institutions best be kept institutionally strong and focused on their essential missions?

By thinking in a way that holds the past and future in tension, not in opposition. L. Gregory Jones coined the phrase “traditioned innovation” to describe a biblical way of leading that integrates the transformative work of Christ into our ongoing identity as the people of God rooted in biblical Israel’s calling.

This is not a simple recipe for renewal. Rather it is calling for a Pentecost experience that transforms all of us and our institutions. This is a core teaching of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

This is just one of the questions Leadership Education answers. Visit our complete questions page to learn more.

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  • Training and Learning Opportunities

    We design educational services, develop intellectual resources, and facilitate networks of institutions.
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    Writing From Your Life of Faith

    This one-hour webinar will give you the skills you need to write a theologically rich personal essay. The session will teach you how to sharpen the focus of your writing; develop a personal voice and present your work professionally for publication.

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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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