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Author: Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger is the Executive Director for the DePree Center Church Leadership Initiative, 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.

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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.

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Webinar: Resilience, Race, and Resistance,
Jan 28th at 1PM (ET)

Hosted on January 28th, 2021 at 1:00PM (EST) Register Now! About Our Speakers Tod Bolsinger joined Fuller Seminary in 2014 as vice president for vocation…

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Webinar: A View from the Mountaintop: Leadership in the Ultimate Liminal Space

In this webinar they discussed the leadership lessons that come from reaching the moment where you must prepare your people to go into the future without you.

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A Leadership New Year’s Resolution: A New Resilience Rule of Life

Reflecting,
Reorienting,
and Relating—
all for developing a critical leadership characteristic that is in short supply right now: Resilience.

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Why Lead at All?

Leadership is hard.  But finding the motivation for enduring when it is particularly challenging is a key to forming resilience. 

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Grounded for Good

Leadership is hard.  And because it’s hard, sometimes we are particularly hard on ourselves when things don’t go well.

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Dr. MLK Jr. and others during the March on Washington

Resisting a Failure of Heart

Leadership is hard. Actually, what is really hard—we are learning—is leading people in times of uncertainty.

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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.

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Conversing Podcast: Tod Bolsinger on Leadership Formation

We have an honest conversation about what it’s like to struggle with mental health at work.

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Online Course:
Tempered Resilience

An Online Course on Fuller Formation Do you find yourself facing leadership challenges that are hard to define or the solutions to them do…

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Webinar: From Surviving to Thriving

Watch the Webinar Now This webinar was sponsored by Fuller’s De Pree Center and was recorded on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 9:30AM (PT)…

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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…

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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?…

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Online Course:
Leadership In a Changing World

An Online Course on Fuller Formation The world is changing. How will it affect your leadership in the Church? This resource, which works as…

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Online Course:
Guiding Your Church Through the Pandemic

An Online Course on Fuller Formation What do you do when you can’t bring people together to worship, learn, and care for each other?…

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