Foundations of Christian Leadership


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Foundations of Christian Leadership is offered multiple times a year in varying locations. Cohorts are now forming in New England and Houston.
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A Learning Community

Through Foundations of Christian Leadership, we aim to help Christian leaders explore their gifts and cultivate the practices that are essential for spurring transformation within Christian organizations. The program is best suited to those who have been in a leadership position for fewer than five years. Join up to 30 participants from nonprofit organizations, congregations, mission agencies, seminaries and denominations for two residential sessions and two online sessions over the course of four months.

Each Foundations participant will have the opportunity to apply for a $5,000 grant to support innovative approaches within his or her institution.

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To learn more about the program and whether it’s right for you, follow the menu on the right. You may also sign up to receive updates about the program (select “Connect with Us”) or nominate a colleague who would benefit from participating in this learning community.

Program Objectives

Participants will…

  • Form a learning community rooted in Christian practices
  • Refine a vision of thriving communities that includes the work of Christian institutions
  • Learn how to assess the context in which they are serving and appropriately plan for the future
  • Hone skills in human resources, administration and theological reflection
  • Explore the concepts of traditioned innovation, transformative leadership and vibrant institutions as the underpinnings of effective Christian leadership

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Join a learning community to engage in self-discovery and take part in experiences and activities from multiple disciplines such as the arts, nature and theology that will help you become a transformative leader of your Christian institution.

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