Church Leadership Initiative Journal

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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

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

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