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Becoming More Innovative Leaders

1 November 2016

A series of conversations in collaborative discernment
from the Office of Church Life and Health and 
the Office of Formation and Leadership Development

changeIn a world where change seems the only constant, where even what it means to be church is shifting, how can we as leaders help our MCC ministries boldly answer our calling from God?

In this 21st century context, we can no longer rely on how things “have always been done,” nor can we simply imitate what others are doing to live more fully into our mission.

Now, more than ever, we, as leaders of all kinds, need to be creative risk-takers, connected and learning together, deeply grounded in our faith, willing to listen and follow where the Spirit leads as we join in working with God in the world.

Earlier this year, we had rich dialog in a series of conversations to Imagine Revitalization. Building on those discussions, the Office of Church Life and Health and the Office of Formation and Leadership Development are working together to offer a series of conversations in the coming months on Becoming More Innovative Leaders.

spiritual conversations

These conversations will be a sacred holding space for learning and discerning together as leaders of all kinds across MCC about how becoming more innovative will inspire and equip us to move forward in the mission God has for each of our ministries.

Each session will include a mix of presentation, large and small group discussion, and individual reflection. They will invite us into a communal experience of education, assessment, application, and the development of some plans for supporting our work, both individually and collectively, as we move forward.

As we deeply listen to one another and the Spirit, we will hear wisdom that we can apply as individual leaders in our own growth and development and as congregations and other ministry contexts hungering for fresh approaches to embody and share God’s inclusive love and justice.

So, if you are a leader of any kind of ministry within MCC and are willing to be open to the Spirit and to others in conversation about, as one of our earlier conversation participants said, “Trying new things and being bold enough to do so,” please join us.

Conversations will be held on four consecutive
Tuesdays from 18 October through 8 November
7:00 – 8:30 pm US Eastern Time (UTC -4 hours)

RegisterNowBecause we want to share pre-reading materials and continue to be in touch with you throughout and beyond these conversations, registration is required (for no fee).

To register, click here: Becoming More Innovative Leaders



1 November 2016
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