Minding God’s Business: Organizational Management and Change, with Jay A. Hewlin

September 25, 2015 - November 21, 2015



Minding God’s Business: Organizational Management and Change, with Jay A. Hewlin: September 25 – November 21, 2015



  • Minding God’s Business: Organizational Management and Change, with Jay A. Hewlin.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Today’s church leaders are required to function in a dual capacity. On the one hand, they are expected to uphold the traditional functions of spiritual leader. On the other hand, nurturing the spirit takes place in buildings that need light and power of their own. In other words, there are financial considerations, human resource matters, and legal contracts with which to contend.
“Organizational Management and Change” is a class designed for church leaders, who wish to better understand what makes an organization successful, how different organizational structures adapt to change, how to mobilize and manage full time and volunteer staff. Topics will include: entrepreneurship, marketing basics, change management, and negotiations and conflict resolution. Attention will also be given to transitioning from one organizational model to another, and how to know when it’s time to focus resources elsewhere.

INSTRUCTOR : Jay A. Hewlin
JAY A. Hewlin is an attorney and consultant specializing in managerial effectiveness, leadership and employment law. Jay is a lecturer at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, a seasoned manager and entrepreneur and deeply committed in his own journey of faith and discipleship.

FORMAT: The course format is a combination of in-person sessions on weekends (Friday evenings/ Saturdays), and online webinars (by distance) on Thursday evenings.
Friday evenings (in person) from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturdays (in person) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on the following dates:
– September 25th and 26th
– October 30th and 31st
– November 20th and 21st
– and –
Thursday evenings (by distance/webinar) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the following dates:
– October 1, 15 and 22;
– November 12 and 19

LOCATION: The Presbyterian College, 3495 rue Université, Montreal

For more information and registration, please contact any of the participating Colleges:

  • Ms. Kema Joseph, Administrative Assistant United Theological College, 514-849-2042 ext.200.
  • Ms. Jeannette Vink, Administrative Assistant Presbyterian College, 514-288-5256 ext. 208
  • Ms. Beth Reed, Administrative Assistant Montreal Diocesan Theological College, 514-849-3004, ext. 221.