Tod Bolsinger is the Executive Director for the DePree Center Church Leadership Institute, and the author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, and the newly released, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change Dr. Bolsinger will be offering a six-week online course for leaders called Forming Leadership Resilience, from January 27-March 3, 2021.
Surviving the Heat of the Crucible of Leadership
In blacksmithing, through a slow, deliberate, repetitive—and sometimes dangerous—process of heating, holding, hammering, and quenching, steel becomes a tool that is both beautiful and useful. And leaders go through a similar process.Read Post
Vulnerability, Resilience, and Partnership:
Formation for Confronting Injustice
Tempered resilience comes through a formational process that is vulnerable, relational, and often feels very costly for the leader.Read Post
Future Church Summit: A Guided Planning Retreat for Becoming the Congregation of Tomorrow
The crises of 2020 have accelerated the need for churches to “future-fit” for our new world.Read Post
Webinar: Resilience, Race, and Resistance
Webinar with our partner Missio Alliance, hosted by Tod Bolsinger.
Our country has awakened to the need for racial justice, but the work has just begun.Read Post
Webinar: A View from the Mountaintop: Leadership in the Ultimate Liminal Space
Webinar with Jim Toole, hosted by Tod Bolsinger.
In this webinar, they discuss the leadership lessons that come from reaching the moment where you must prepare your people to go into the future without you.Read Post
A Leadership New Year’s Resolution: A New Resilience Rule of Life
all for developing a critical leadership characteristic that is in short supply right now: Resilience.
Why Lead at All?
Leadership is hard. But finding the motivation for enduring when it is particularly challenging is a key to forming resilience.Read Post
Grounded for Good
Leadership is hard. And because it’s hard, sometimes we are particularly hard on ourselves when things don’t go well.Read Post
Resisting a Failure of Heart
Leadership is hard. Actually, what is really hard—we are learning—is leading people in times of uncertainty.Read Post
The True Test of Leadership
The real test of leadership is not the challenges that we face outside our organizations, but the resistance to the changes necessary to face that challenge inside the organization.Read Post
Conversing Podcast: Tod Bolsinger on Leadership Formation
We have an honest conversation about what it’s like to struggle with mental health at work.Read Post
An Online Course on Fuller Formation Do you find yourself facing leadership challenges that are hard to define or the solutions to them do…Read Post
Webinar: From Surviving to Thriving
Webinar by Tod Bolsinger.
This webinar discusses the insights from Tod’s new book, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change.Read Post
Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes and…Read Post
Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change
Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change What type of leadership is needed in a moment that demands adaptive change?…Read Post