Adaptive Leadership in Anxious Times: Called to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going

September 19, 2023 - November 7, 2023
September 19 – November 7, 2023, Tuesday Evenings, 7:00p– 9:00p Eastern Time

In these unprecedented times, God continues to lead us in new challenges where the precedented ways of leadership are not always helpful. Yet, this changed and ever-changing world remains the object of God’s missional intentions. God’s Spirit continues to give us gifts for these ventures of faith.

We can join in God’s mission with confidence and hope. The Evangelical Lutheran Book of Worship offers this prayer for evening: “O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us.

What You’ll Learn

This course will introduce you to a particular practice of leadership that invites you to:

  • Connect to the core of our tradition,
  • Diagnose the issues accurately,
  • Mobilize the resources already present in the community, and
  • Respond creatively to the challenges that face us today.

How It Works

Join our instructor, Archbishop Colin Johnson, and a community of fellow leaders and missional practitioners, live online.

  • Participate in eight, two-hour sessions with Archbishop Johnson and the learning community.
    The learning community will meet weekly on Tuesday Evenings, 7:00p– 9:00p, September 19 – November 7.
  • Practice in your context.
    During the course you will be encouraged to apply your learning in your context in order to deepen your understanding.
  • Reflect within the learning community.
    Your new knowledge and experience will become even more meaningful when shared with other learning practitioners like yourself. You will use the online forums between sessions and break-out sessions within learning community gatherings to further integrate your learning.