The Structures of Community: Cities, Neighborhoods and the New Urbanism for Church Leaders

June 2017

How do order, community, sustainability, and livability in the built environments we inhabit affect us as we lead communities of faith? Participants will develop skills in analysis, evaluation and theological assessment of places, and will assess the relation of urbanism to the gospel, the common good, and the church’s mission. The course involves several local field trips.

Dates: June 12-16, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout
Course number: CC461/661

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Non-Profit Management and Leadership

June 2017

This course is available for academic credit only.

Business savvy and theology dovetail in this innovative leadership program. Topics include: leadership; leading and following; leveraging generational differences in your organization; stewarding resources; difficult conversations; branding. Participants will take away practical tools to implement in their ministry contexts. Offered in conjunction with the three-day Bexley Seabury Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School. Meets in downtown Chicago.

2017 Institute Topics:

  • Innovation Strategies
  • Team Building
  • Leading with Vision & Purpose:  What’s Your Story
  • Leadership & Organizational Communication:  The Art of Engaging Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leading Change

Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Instructors: Northwestern University Kellogg School Faculty, The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, The Rev. Canon Suzann Holding
Course number: ML580/680

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Reimagining Congregations in Mission (formerly called Congregations in the 21st Century)

June 2017

This course explores inherited assumptions and patterns of Christian congregational life in light of new apostolic environments. Perspectives on missional ecclesiology offer a framework for renewing congrergational identity and practice. Students engage insights from organizational, leadership and innovation theory.

Dates: June 5-9, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile
Course number: ML561/661

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