Daring and Rising in Church Leadership: Connecting Dr. Brené Brown’s Research with Courageous Church Leadership

May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul MN

Daring and Rising in Church Leadership: Connecting Dr. Brené Brown’s Research with Courageous Church Leadership

May 22-26, 2017 Leadership

This is all of Brené Brown’s research found in The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong in one offering!  Go deeper into the unique connections of serving as a church leader during ever-changing times and landscapes and Brown’s research on resilience, vulnerability and shame. As a child of God we are gifted to serve and graced to live in love. And we all have struggles and disappointments in ministry. What does it take to get back up when we fall? We will explore how these are critical moments in church leadership and how the stories we create about them influence not only our self-understanding as leaders in the church but also our actions and thoughts. Are we stuck in ways of thinking that don’t serve the Body of Christ in life-giving ways?

This workshop will empower you to more effectively handle stressful situations in ministry, to host and enter into difficult conversations, provide you tools to better understand the dynamics of conflict and shame, the role of vulnerability in ministry and create greater resiliency for handling the ups and downs of life and ministry.

This workshop is a combination of short lectures, self-exploration, sharing and skill building exercises.  We will learn with and from each other, create sacred ground where our stories are honored and where you can explore how faith, Scripture, and theology connect for you and practice new skills to empower you to lead with increased joy, authenticity and purpose.

Daring and Rising in Church Leadership is based on The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong curricula developed by Dr. Brené Brown. The primary focus is in developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead. Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and a bestselling author.  Her TED Talk on vulnerability is one of the most viewed talks.

Maximum participants: 18


Tuition: $445

Contact Hours: 27

Class Times:

  • Monday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Seminar Leaders:

Sarah Ciavarri, Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant, Director of Spiritual Care at Augustana Health and Rehabilitation of Apple Valley, Minn.

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