An Ecumenical Ministry in the Parish of St Patrick's Catholic Church In San Diego USA


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Why leaders need holy friendships

Announcing the 2023 Reflective Leadership Grants

“The Reflective Leadership Grant gave me space and resources to connect with colleagues from diverse traditions and hear about what God is up to across the church, as well as reignite my vocational imagination through exploring design thinking processes and performance art.”

— Emily McGinley, City Church San Francisco

In 2023, Leadership Education plans to award upwards of 30 Reflective Leadership Grants, which provide Christian leaders “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps.

We welcome applicants who serve in a range of leadership roles, from project director to senior administrator, and who are working in a variety of organizations, including denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, congregations, Christian nonprofits, Christian social enterprises and others. The application deadline is May 15, 2023.

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Q&A with Gillian Frank

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By Victoria Atkinson White

Personal sustainability requires sacred relationships formed in God’s love. A managing director of grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity writes about what makes these friendships vital in this adapted excerpt from her new book.

By Elizabeth Lynn

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By Shari Finnell

Congregations struggle to maintain educational programs without volunteer support.

By Fiona Soltes

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Strategy questions

• How do you ensure that there is dignity in all the ways you are serving with your community?

• What would it look like for your organization to leverage all it has for its neighbors?

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