The challenges facing Christian institutions today require innovative solutions in all aspects of the work. Senior leaders must cultivate the conditions for the work to flourish, which means nurturing talent across levels and roles. This series from Faith & Leadership will help you navigate the issues of leadership development.
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People in Charlotte, North Carolina, protest the death of Keith Scott, who was killed by police. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Agenda
Pastors seeking to support justice movements should let people on the front lines lead. This means clergy are going to have to get used to being uncomfortable, writes a pastor from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Don’t make it complicated; prayer is just talking to God, says a UMC pastor and author of a new book about prayer.
Donald Trump may be a different kind of leader, perhaps even a threat to our democracy, but that doesn’t change the nature of the pastoral vocation, says an Iowa pastor. The pastor is the keeper of a space where we stand on a firm foundation.
The Rev. Ashley Goff (left) and the Rev. Jeffrey K. Krehbiel invite congregants to the communion table. Photos by Mike Morones.
At Church of the Pilgrims, vulnerability is a virtue and worship is an innovative and deeply collaborative experience between clergy and congregants.
The Canadian politician and seminary president talks about how the gospel shaped his political leadership and how time in public life helps him run a seminary.
An uncertain and complex world requires leaders to cultivate intuition that enables “fast” thinking. Routines, such as setting aside time for intentional learning and engaging people and ideas in other fields, can help, writes the theologian and executive vice president and provost of Baylor University.
In this excerpt from his new book, a Presbyterian pastor writes that the full, ‘irrational’ humanity of Jesus that causes him to make mistakes and regrettable statements is the same humanity that generates his compassion and hunger for justice.
A pastor recalls words of wisdom he received early in ministry from an Amish bishop: Extend grace.
The changing dynamics of the world require Christian leaders to see that all people, and all problems, are deeply interconnected -- and that we have wisdom to offer in this age of networked power, writes the theologian and executive vice president and provost at Baylor University.