The Challenge of Ministry
I’m so thrilled to announce that Spiritual Life and Leadership is now the official podcast for Fuller Theological Seminary’s new Church Leadership Institute (CLI).
Why does this matter?
Because ministry leadership is more challenging than ever! And I get it—because I feel the same challenges in my own leadership. What we need are resources that will help us lead well in a world that we so often feel unprepared for–resources now provided by the Church Leadership Institute!
A Perfect Match!
This partnership feels like a perfect match! Why? Because…
The mission of the Church Leadership Institute is to “form leaders to lead faithful change in a rapidly changing and disruptive world.”
The purpose of Spiritual Life and Leadership is to help leaders develop a healthy inner life of union with Jesus so that they can lead in a healthy way in their outer life of mission and ministry.
Do you see the connection? Both the Church Leadership Institute and Spiritual Life and Leadership care about forming leaders for faithful and wise spiritual leadership.
What Is the Church Leadership Institute?
Led by Tod Bolsinger, the Church Leadership Institute is a brand new initiative by Fuller Theological Seminary. Tod Bolsinger is the author of Canoeing the Mountains and, more recently, Tempered Resiliance (read my review HERE). Tod is also no stranger to the podcast, having been a guest on more than one occasion (Episode 16: Canoeing the Mountains and Episode 83: Disorientation and Spiritual Leadership).
Getting the Partnership Started
Episode 99 (to be released on March 30, 2021) will be a transition episode. I’ll be speaking with Tara Beth Leach about her book, Radiant Church. At the end of the episode, Tod Bolsinger and I will reflect briefly on my conversation with Tara Beth, and Tod will share a bit about CLI.
This exciting partnership will officially launch with EPISODE 100, in which Tod and I will discuss “The Spiritual Life of a Leader: Vulnerability, Relationships, and Practices.” That conversation will be released on April 13, 2021.
Until then, I want to invite you to check out the Church Leadership Institute at www.depree.org/church.
How Can the Church Leadership Institute Help You?
CLI’s goal is to help you lead more effectively by giving you lots of free resources such as webinars, articles, newsletters, and, of course, the Spiritual Life and Leadership podcast. And if you want to dig deeper, CLI can help you by means of online courses, coaching, learning cohorts, and consulting for your ministry.
Over the coming months, we will let you know about all of CLI’s resources as they are released. To stay informed, I want to invite you to sign up for one or both of these free newsletters:
- Church Leadership Institute newsletter (be sure to select the CLI checkbox when you sign up)
- Spiritual Life and Leadership newsletter (when you sign up for this, you’ll also get a free resource titled, “6 Practices of a Flourishing Church”)
I’m so thrilled about this perfect partnership! (At least, it feels perfect to me!)
My prayer is that through this partnership YOU will find the help, guidance, and resources that YOU need in order to be formed into the kind of leader who can navigate well this ever-changing and disruptive world in which we live.