"I participated in Foundations while serving as an Associate Pastor. The program gave me an opportunity to identify and develop my leadership style. Through the grant program, I was able to discern how my interests could align with the mission of the organization ... Now, as I serve as Senior Pastor, much of what I learned has taken on new and necessary meaning."
— Rev. Mia McClain, Riverside Baptist Church
Join us for Foundations of Christian Leadership in Richmond, VA, where we will draw on the rich resources of the surrounding community as we imagine and listen together to how God is stirring in our world, in our church and in our lives.
Applications are due February 17, 2023. Session 1 will take place April 17-20, 2023. Session 2 will take place September 11-14, 2023.
Excerpt by Alexia Salvatierra and Brandon Wrencher
Hush harbors are a perfect example of how Christian community can flourish in the midst of oppression, say two authors in an excerpt from a recent book.
By Alaina Kleinbeck
We can look to the unlikely group gathered for Christ’s nativity as a model for friendship, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
By Dori Baker
This first generation to come of age in the spiritual-but-not-religious era also is the first generation to deal regularly with mass violence. Could soulful practices help young adults process grief and fear? asks an author.
Q&A with Peter Storey
A retired white Methodist bishop from South Africa who worked with Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu to end apartheid urges American Christian leaders to take Christian nationalism seriously.
By Dan Holly
For 40 years, a small, rural North Carolina church has played a crucial role in what is now known as the environmental justice movement.
In the strange overlap between pandemic and not-quite-post-pandemic worlds, Christian leaders have had to find ways to continuously adapt.