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2022 Leadership Academy
October 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am – October 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT
At its annual Leadership Academy, New Church Ministry gathers leaders all across regions in the United States and Canada. Our team invites pastors, church planters, chaplains, and others who are interested in becoming empowered to join us. You do not need to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to attend.
This virtual event includes:
- Start Track – this cohort is designed for core teams who have yet to launch a community of faith
- Sustain Track – this cohort is designed for teams that have recently started a faith community
- Multiply Track – this cohort is designed for leaders of established congregations
- New this year is our Discerners Track, which is for those who have ever considered what it would take to start a faith community or who have ever felt called by God to start a place of worship, but don’t know where to even begin. If you are in this discerning process, then consider attending this track, which allows you to audio the Start track. In this cohort, participants will discern their missional purpose, develop their future stories, and prepare for launch. This track is ideal for those in undergraduate institutions who may feel the call to ministry, for our seminarians who are discerning what path God may be taking them down, or our ecumenical partners who may want to imagine how their ministries might be shaped by this unique training.
Rev. Sandhya Jha (they/them) will be our keynote speaker this year. They will address missional transformation inclusive of every stage of leadership and congregational vitality.
These (Learn.Explore.Actuate.Discover.Laboratories) are designed to help participants imagine, ideate, innovate, and implement missional concepts. This year they include interactive practical workshops from Pension Fund, Green Chalice, and the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance.
Accommodations for Spanish-speaking participants will be available.