To lead in uncertain times, Christian leaders must love their organization, consider a variety of viewpoints from both outside and within the organization and situate all work in the context of God’s story, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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Rather than doing what has always been done, denominational leaders are experimenting with new models of serving congregations, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Christian institutions are at their best when their focus is set on God’s reign, when their view of past, present and future follow a framework informed by “the end,” writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The Rev. Laura Everett, in front row wearing black and white skirt, joins congregants and other visitors at a June 15 interfaith prayer vigil, asking for healing and unity following gun violence in Orlando, Boston and elsewhere. The vigil was held at Bethel AME in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Getty Images / Photo by Lane Turner.
A scene from the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, where Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary is located. The seminary educates leaders from South Africa and neighboring countries. BigStock / BennyMarty
It’s easy to dismiss the church’s political role in countries where political rights are not an issue. But in post-apartheid South Africa, the church and seminary have a critical role to play in developing leaders who will transform society, says the president of Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary.
Managing the culture of an institution is a leader’s work, says a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He offers three suggestions to cultivate a healthy culture.
An innovative ministry at Houston’s Westbury UMC is like a fragile plant that needs time to grow, says the bishop of the UMC Texas Annual Conference.
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