Grace to you and peace in the name of Christ! We have some big news to share!
I am thrilled to announce that the Massachusetts Council of Churches will partner with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity to offer the Foundations of Christian Leadership
program here in New England.
The Massachusetts Council of Churches
exists to “make the vibrant Church visible.” We are thrilled to partner with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity
in their mission to strengthen the ecology of Christian institutions that enable U.S. congregations and pastors to flourish. Leadership Education at Duke Divinity
believes “thriving communities need vibrant Christian institutions, and both need excellent Christ-shaped leadership.” As the religious landscape changes rapidly in New England, we are hopeful that leaders formed through the Foundations of Christian Leadership program can help guide the Church through this adaptive challenge. We need your support. Who do you know who would benefit from Foundations: New England?
Foundations is a two-retreat learning community and process that focuses on lay and ordained leaders who are early in their work with Christian institutions and have the potential for longer term impact. You can nominate a colleague
or apply yourself here
Foundations: New England will gather in Contoocook, N.H, at the beautiful St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center
, a thriving ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. Foundations: New England will gather on April 11-14, 2016 and again September 12-15, 2016.
Each Foundations participant will have the opportunity to apply for a $5,000
grant to support innovative approaches within his or her institution. These grants are made possible by the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.
I am an alumna of the Foundations program. You can watch a video here
where I share how the tools and skills from Foundations helps guide my institutional Christian ministry. We all know we are in a rapidly shifting time for the Church in New England. I believe the tools and community of Foundations can help us navigate these waters. I hope you’ll share this great good news and join us.