“Leaders across churches today face massive challenges on two fronts: understanding a pluralist culture that no longer supports Christian identity and practice; and leading faith communities through processes of learning, adaptation and innovation in mission. Meaningful engagement with complex challenges like these functions best in communities of peers who mutually encourage, support, challenge and deepen one another, while being held accountable to a disciplined structure of action/reflection under the guidance of experienced mentors and coaches.”
Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, is offering a Missional Leadership Cohort for Episcopal Clergy. The cohort (capped at 12 participants) will meet four times for three to four days over an 18 month period. The cohort is a structured learning community that offers mentoring, education and partnerships with peers and faculty. Participants will compile a portfolio of their experiences utilizing a variety of media.
The program will be led by the Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile, an Episcopal priest and professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Anderson, executive director of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools, and the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon for missional vitality in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.
The only cost is travel to the meetings, thanks to a generous grant from the Mildred Kellogg Trust. Application deadline is June 1.
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