Adaptive Leadership in a Changing World: A Free Workshop with Tod Bolsinger & Tom Sine

By The De Pree Center Staff

July 17, 2023

Church Leadership Institute, De Pree Journal, Workshop

Workshop Details
Most church leaders today recognize that we are undergoing an unprecedented change. Pastors and Christian leaders are mostly trained to be teachers and chaplains, but a rapidly changing, continually disruptive world requires that they also become skilled at leading change in their organizations where there are few best practices. How do you lead change in a way that is attuned to the needs of your community, while also staying true to the mission God has called your church to embody?

If you find yourself overwhelmed by the challenges, you want to learn to lead real adaptive change. In a free workshop in Livermore, CA on October 23, Tod Bolsinger, Executive Director of Fuller Seminary’s Church Leadership Institute, and Tom Sine, co-author of 2020s Foresights, will offer training and a roadmap that can help you take important steps towards more impactful ministry in a radically changed world. The workshop will include three sessions with corresponding practices covering 1) the principles of adaptive leadership, 2) learning how to identify the pain points of your community today and in the future, and 3) leading towards transformation.

Though the event is free, spaces are limited and registration is required so we have an accurate headcount. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Additionally, each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Tod Bolsinger’s newest book, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change. Solo leaders are welcome to attend, but teams of 2-4 are highly encouraged.

Date & Time:
October 23rd, 2023

CrossWinds Church | 1660 Freisman Rd. Livermore, CA 94551
Registration is free.

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About Our Speakers

Tod Bolsinger joined Fuller Seminary in 2014 as vice president for vocation and formation and assistant professor of practical theology, and he now serves as Executive Director of the Church Leadership Institute and associate professor of leadership formation. Holding both a PhD in Theology and Master of Divinity from Fuller, Bolsinger taught graduate-level classes in theology for 14 years at Fuller’s regional campus in Orange County prior to joining the seminary’s regular faculty. Tod is author the best selling book, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory and his most recent book, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change.

Tom Sine holds a Ph.D. in Intellectual History from the University of Washington with a minor in Strategic Foresight. He taught a course for Fuller Seminary Extension in Seattle for 24 years on Creating a Christian World View in Changing Times. He also headed a community development project with a wonderful community in Haiti for 7 years for World Concern. He has offered “Futures Creativity” Consulting for non-profits like Habitat for Humanity, Tear Fund Uk, and Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship. He is currently doing webinars and “Futures Creativity” Workshops with churches that are attempting to re-focus to more creatively engage these changing times. Tom is author of many books, including 2020s Foresight: Three Vital Practices for Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change, co-authored with Dwight Friesen.

He and his wife Christine live in a co-living community called the Mustard Seed House in Seattle with two young couples sharing life, faith reflections and gardening together. You can view Christine’s site on prayer here:


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