Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
The early years of ministry present new blessings and challenges every day. Below you will find opportunites to engage in gatherings that foster leadership development. By bringing together both passionate peers and dedicated coaches, these gatherings have the potential to bolster and inspire you for the years ahead. You will also find other resources, including a list of recommended books, to help you in your leadership development.
The Art of Transitional Ministry
This conference offers training in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation and faith community in transition.
Faith & Leadership
This online magazine is a learning resource for Christian leaders and their institutions from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.
Forum for Theological Exploration Grants and Fellowships
How Overworked Clergy Culture Undermines a Healthy Theology of Sacrifice
This article appears on the Sojourners website.
Pastoral Development Seminar
The purpose of this seminar, for PC(USA) pastors, is to encourage participants to become faithful risk-takers in servant leadership.
Presbyterian Coach Network
Search this directory of experienced PC(USA) coaches by state.
CREDO conferences are available to members of the Benefits Plan of the
Synod School (Synod of Lakes and Prairies)
The Washington Post Acts of Faith Series
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently … and Why by Richard E. Nisbett
Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic by Reinhold Niebuhr
Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development by Wayne Gordon and John M. Perkins
The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene H. Peterson
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative by Austin Kleon
NEXT Church Book Reviews Blog Series