Leading in Uncharted Territory

Resources by Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger is the Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of multiple books, including Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (IVP Books, 2015). You can read his biography HERE.

An Introduction to These Resources

What does ministry look like in this changing world?  How do we clarify what should never change and at the same time prepare to let go of many things that are dear to us? What does it mean to be adaptive leaders who are able to go into uncharted territory when everybody has been thrust into it at the same time?

These are questions that I will be taking up with my colleagues at the De Pree Center on a regular basis.  Articles, resources, interviews, podcasts, links to books and conversations with other leaders will be featured here. I am excited about partnering with these colleagues, and I am eager to partner and learn along with you.

Click HERE to continue reading this introduction.

Explore Tod's Resources

Webinar: Resilience in a (Permanent) Crisis: Practices for Christian Leaders

This webinar examines practices that will enable us to be resilient leaders in a time of great challenges and great opportunities.

Format: Webinar

Leadership Exhaustion and a Spirit of Adventure

When we are exhausted, how do we find the way back to wholeheartedness?  What can we start doing that will not only help us lead better in a turbulent world, but also help us get back some of the mojo we need for persevering into the challenges we are facing?

Format: Article

Leadership for a Time of Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Christian leaders have been forced to deal with the loss of in-person gatherings, devastating financial hits, and the heightened anxiety of facing a future with no clear understanding of what it may look like. This brief, timely book is an ideal resource for Christian leaders to provide resilient leadership that has never been so necessary.

Format: EBook by Tod Bolsinger

Webinar: Christian Innovation in Uncharted Territory

Learn how to assess what will survive this season and what we will leave behind. Learn how to bring the best gifts of your organization to address the true needs of your community both now and in the near future.

Format: Webinar

Adaptive Church Leadership Cohorts

An 18 month training experience for church leaders who want to apply the principles of adaptive leadership in real-time experiments in their congregations. Applications are due by August 1, 2020.

Tod Bolsinger, will be partnering with the Fresh Expressions/US.

Format: Team Training

Guiding Your Church Through the Pandemic

This resource, written by Tod Bolsinger and hosted on FULLER Formation, asks, “What do you do when you can’t bring people together to worship, learn, and care for each other?” FULLER Formation enables you to grow deeper in your faith by providing access to resources from Fuller’s experts and trusted voices.

Format: Online Course

Leadership in a Changing World

This resource, hosted on FULLER Formation, covers key points in Tod Bolsinger’s book about adaptive leadership. FULLER Formation enables you to grow deeper in your faith by providing access to resources from Fuller’s experts and trusted voices.

Format: Online Course

Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

Tod Bolsinger offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

Format: Book

Today’s Church Leadership Is Found in the Marketplace

Tod Bolsinger of Fuller Seminary talks on the Bottom Line Faith podcast about his extensive experience in training, educating, and equipping Christian leaders to serve the Lord.

Format: Podcast

Transformational Leadership Part 1

What do you do when plan A fails? In a fascinating comparison to Lewis and Clark’s expedition, Tod Bolsinger, depicts leadership as an unpredictable journey that takes you off the map into uncharted territories.

Format: Podcast

Transformational Leadership Part 2

Mission is a critical aspect for leading your team through crisis and change, and for you to overcome sabotage. Tod dives into what it takes lead with resilience no matter what comes your way.

Format: Podcast